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While I hope and pray that the pilot is safe. Interesting to read in the article that the aircraft disappeared from radars over the Pacific Ocean…. I thought that radars weren’t supposed to be able to see it? Freudian slip on the part of the BBC?
We can presume that it had its transponder on (or at least some kind of ID marker), so as to place it on the radar.
It disappeared off the radar when it entered the sea.
Hopefully the Russians and Chinese have their submarines and other kit out looking for it.
just saw those news and my first reaction was exactly to come here and ask the comunity what it thinks!
clearly there must be more than meets the eye…
Report of TOS-1A sold and delivered to Saudi Arabia:
Will they be used against the Houthis? If yes, that will be a wake-up call for me.
“The flamethrower like as TOS-1 is launching a rocket carrying a fuel-air explosive (FAE). The fiery blasts of this system create a partial oxygen vacuum that kills and maims in a variety of grotesque ways and cannot be mitigated with body armor or hardcover.
The new flamethrower is designed to obliterate heavily fortified positions. The current effective firing range of the existing TOS-1A system is 6 km.”
Houthis frying tonight https://defence-blog.com/army/russian-heavy-flamethrower-spotted-in-saudi-arabia.html
I’m just feisty enough today to debunk everything that comes my way … Lets take a look at what was posted here … under the misleading words … Houthis frying tonight.
Then, let’s take a look at the link … Heavy flamethrowers that appeared to be a Russian TOS-1A multiple-rocket launch systems have been spotted in Saudi Arabia.
A photo released on Russian social media showed TOS-1A multiple-rocket launch systems, commonly known as Solntsepyok (Burning Sun), that were recently delivered to Saudi Arabia.
So, let’s go there … note the bold – there is no reality there, it is simply a Russian Hit Piece. And let’s quickly translate this Russian Social Media.
The qualifying round of the Airborne Platoon competition is held at the Rajewski training ground near Novorossiysk. The two best crews will represent the Russian Airborne Forces at the international stage of the Army Games-2019 in August in the city of Pskov.
Southfront reported it too….Why are the labels perfectly level for someone seeing the pic but not nice and square to the machine…..photoshop fail?
The labels are photo watermarks. Back in 2017:
“The memorandum of understanding includes the transfer of technology for the local production” of the Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems, advanced multiple rocket launchers and automatic grenade launchers.
“In addition, the parties will cooperate in setting a plan to localize the manufacturing and sustainment of parts of the S-400 air defense system,” SAMI said.
The two countries also agreed on the production in Saudi Arabia of the Kalashnikov automatic rifle and its ammunition as well as educational and training programs for saudi nationals.
“Yeah, and they will be pounding the Houthi into the dirt. Russia is arming the very people that armed the rebels that are killing Russian troops in Syria. Assad and Iran are probably wondering WTF. I hope this find a way to bite them in the @$$.”
“Troll! Be Gone!”… If only!
This particular “Brave Sir Robin Anonymous” has a distinctive style; a peculiar sophist’s wit it takes, to blame Russia for “frying the Houthis”, those Houthis that Anonymous cares about so much that he/she/them/it compares Houthi men, women, and children to french fries…
This Anonymous may be the same Anonymous as that other Anonymous, who takes to quoting large strings of text from Cafe’s long of tooth in Christmas Past, in order to “humiliate” posters who have friends here. That such activity is pointless does not take away from the (paid? Peut etre?) valor of this gallant Knight.
You might be right that Anonymous 634942 is a troll. You might be wrong too. What if he/she is a new comer or young person coming the The Saker to learn, but got rebuked for 3 words posted: “Houthis frying tonight”?
From his quotes and others from the article:
“Not a flamethrower in the traditional, WWII-era understanding of the term, the TOS is a flamethrower in the sense that it lobs thermobaric warheads into enemy-held areas, setting them ablaze.
Sebastien Roblin described the launcher as one of “the most devastating explosive weapons short of tactical nuclear weapons.”
He/She obviously understood the extreme power of that weapon system and the obscene power the Saudis did not have before. “Frying” is probably an understatement to describe the horror but that type of language might be necessary to remind readers what those things do to human beings. Nothing was said about potatoes. But I do note my double standard when that very same weapon were used against ISIS and AQ…
To Anonymous 634942: If you are not a troll, don’t be a stranger. Stay around and observe more :)
She was, when I was a mod here.
Okay. But I am a little worried that the treatment to trolls might put off young and legit readers starting their own discoveries :(
Back to the topic then. True or fake, time will tell but we can be sure that the Saudi fanboys will eagerly show footages of TOS-1A in action if they really got them.
“if they really got them”
Strewth, surely you don’t imagine Sputnik’s source in the defense industry is lying:
“The exports of TOS-1A Solntsepek to Saudi Arabia have been started. The first batch of the system has already been delivered to the kingdom”
Iceland’s president Gudni Johannesson explains Icelandic surnames …
and speaks several sentences in Russian …
… and …
( turn on English subtitles … CC )
Iceland’s president is a nice person
… infuriating severe “interview” … courtesy of the BBC …
this is NOT a Monty Python sketch …
Here is a BBC political news interview which could/should have been scrapped and restarted because it took three quarters of the way through before getting to the issue of discussion, and that occurred solely on the persistent struggle of the guest.
( in his place, what would you have done ? )
In my opinion, George Galloway has everything well done. The aggressive behavior of the moderator
Jo Coburn causes the antipathy of all the normal people against her. She is one of God’s chosenites.
I havent seen it any where as yet, but can anyone say if Russia has officially denounced the US move to label Iran’s IRCC as a terror organization?
Other countries not fighting terror side by side with Iran, like Russia has in Syria has done so already- and even Turkey which is on opposite side in Syria has condemned the move, so I’m just curious.
Because if Russia hasnt or dont condemn this move by the US, you know pretty soon Tel’a-Viv will be running headlines saying how much this proves that Russia supports what the US has done.
I’m not judging Russia, mind you, I’m just saying that the geo-political optics wont look right if its takes too long to condemn the move or dont.
IRGC – Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Seattle is Dying …
What went wrong … we may remember …
The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen Are In Seattle
Paul, the Bluest Skies you’ve ever seen ARE in Seattle!
That IS: if you’ve been there over a week in anything but a rare summer “heat wave”. (In Seattle, anything over 79 degrees fahrenheit and the Natives suffer horribly!) and the near constant wet woolen blanket of marine moisture fed by continuous prevailing wind out of the South West from the Pacific Ocean…miraculously parts for a few limited hours and lets ……..OH MY GOD!!!!…………sunlight through!
Let that Northwest corner of the Continental United States serve as a methaphor ( a combination of methamphetamine and metaphor……LOL…) for the Entire America The Beautiful TURNED UGLY………………… by stupid and evil ideas.
Not that it’s ALL “gu-on” ,as they say on Lon Gisland,,,,,a bit early to shitcan the whole shebang just quite yet…but the trend as been DOWN………..ever since I arrived there for the 8th grade and got out of school early on November 22, 1963 …..because The Empire “took out” JFK that day.
Not so much, not so fast for Seattle. It’s economy benefited from the wars and all that moisture makes for a very green landscape of Azaleas and Rhododendrons in bloom, so the surface was rather pretty for decades to come!
What can go wrong when you have one of the most powerful US Senators in the Land………..Henry “Scoop” Jackson (Democrat, Tel Aviv) serving the MIC and local economy!?? Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!
You’ve got Boeing, Bremerton Naval Shipyards (major home to the Trident nuke subs), etc
Except….”What goes around, comes around.”
And Karma IS a bitch.
But Seattle (King County is “blue”…liberal, New Age, Globalist Experiment to the Core) and the rest of the Blue State metropoli……….Chicago, NY, Boston etc) could pull out of the nose dive.
The solution just may be in the hands of that police officer in your first video that had to quit in temporary defeat. Right here……..https://youtu.be/bpAi70WWBlw?t=1225
That NASA coffee mug in the former officer’s left hand.
Bust through that wet woolen blanket ……….pull out of the Empire Nose Dive Into The Sewer and take up one of the better instincts and inspirations of JFK.
In partnership with Russia, China and even India……….which…also, like Seattle, need not have open toilet streets much longer.
I realize that this is going to be nearly impossible for those committed to the idea of endless conflict…..as though nothing but Cain and Abel and variants of the Trojan War are the Eternal Tragic Destiny of Mankind……….FOREVER….and despite the fact that TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) is very, very strong in Seattle……….as it is right here….but did anyone notice the White House announcement less than 1 week after the Mueller Report Nothing Burger was admitted???
It’s quite significant, if you think it through. Boots on the ground…of the moon in 5 years. And I don’t think the spirit of the thing is that they all have to be American boots.
Permanent Lunar manned Colony to follow…and then Mars Mission.
To do this, however, it is necessary to comprehend the full scope of the JFK Assassination and Cover-up, 9-11 and more and release the classified files from all of that and on up to the FISA warrants of Russia-gate.
This perspective of cultural optimism WILL stick in the craw of many, many TDS-Affected non-Americans as well as the Eco-topians and Globalists of Seattle and Other Blue Cities and States. I’m betting they might have a chance to get cured, in a few years, by a New Reality:
“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine delivered an enthusiastic keynote address to the Colorado Springs Space Symposium on April 9, where he stated: “This time we will go to the Moon to stay. And another thing that is unique is that, when we go to the Moon, we will go with a coalition of international partners.”
“The reality is also that the Second Belt and Road Forum, to be held in late April in Beijing, is taking shape as a major inflection point in the battle for economic development. There are now 124 countries and 29 international organizations that have signed cooperation agreements with China around the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s Politburo member Yang Jiechi announced a few days ago. “Support for the BRI is the mainstream view of the international community,” he noted.”
But there are a miserable lot of people like the meth addict in the Seattle garbage can portion of your police video and the Empire Social Engineers in London, Chicago, Hollywood and other Empire Satellites that will NOT be pleased, since they have been duped or self-duped into “going All-In on the Descent Into Hell…worse than the Living Sewer on the Streets of Seattle:
“What does the British Empire have to offer instead? Insanity. A disintegrating world financial system. A totally dysfunctional European Union (if the Brexit crisis continues much longer, the EU itself will vanish and there will be nothing for the U.K. to exit from). Regime-change destabilizations and wars, from Venezuela to Iran to Libya. The continuing lie that Russia interfered in the U.S. elections, intended to escalate into a direct confrontation with that nuclear superpower. The unending drive to destroy the Trump Presidency, undeterred by mere facts or truth. And of course the cultural depravity of a New Opium War being waged against the American population, along with the pornography and other counter-culture that go with it.”
“The unending drive to destroy the Trump Presidency, undeterred by mere facts or truth.”
So let’s bring facts or truth! I never thought I would say this … but let this drive continue, and let the system fail! Wholesale.
Trump can bitch all he wants – He can complain about a coup against him, but he is doing the exact same thing in Venezuela. There is no honor there.
I’m not the only one saying this … https://consortiumnews.com/2019/04/04/vips-urge-trump-to-avoid-war-in-venezuela/
The American Dream turned into an American Nightmare
Devastating documentary on Seattle. The change has been very quick, yes? Maybe 20 years?
From the MSM at that. Thanks for the link. Thanks to Bro for a string of excellent one-liners.
There are cities in the US so different that they don’t seem to be on the same country, or planet. So why on earth do we pretend that the Federal Government has _anything_ under control? It’s one helluva illusion, bay-bee!
One common denominator in city gov’s is the smug demeanor of the brain-dead “political” class. Look at those idiots, at odds with the cops, the reporters, and their own citizens. The Peter Principle as the foundation of our Republic. Hard to believe, but true. Once upon a time we had better myths than this.
“Meritocracy”, my a$$.
When reality hits, it seems that all the lies and justifications become totally useless. So strange to be living in a dying hegemon in total denial of itself.
A beautiful article by Laurent Guyénot: ´Zionism, Crypto-Judaism, and the Biblical Hoax´. The crypto factor revels around deceit.
“Preaching universalism to the Goyim in the street while emphasizing ethnic nationalism at home is the great deception. It is the essence of crypto-Judaism and of its modern form, crypto-Zionism. It is so deeply ingrained that it has become a kind of collective instinct among many Jews.”
“Worshipping a national god with imperialistic ambitions, while pretending to the Gentiles that they are worshipping the One True God, is manufacturing a catastrophic misunderstanding.”
The citates from Ben Goerion are interesting, who even wasn´t religious. The ´seven nations´ (remember Wesley Clarke) originate from Deuteronomy, and the idea of a ´Greater Israel´ from the Nile to the Euphrate with Jerusalem as capitol is a complete hoax and fully debunked.
But good luck telling them, who use the OT as a geopolitical manifest (when it suits them).
Mars is mirroring the two polar planets Pluto and Saturn. Don’t miss the essence of synchronicity.
Oh Boy – looks like we’re going to have to live with Bibi Netanyahu for some more years. The other fellow – Gantz I think – just conceded.
And in this morning’s UN Security Council, Mr Vice President Pence asked that they remove the Venezuelan Government’s UN credentials after telling the Venezuelan delegate that “he does not belong there”.
It is worth while looking at the live stream for that little bit – because such pompous and sickening faux Christianity hurt my head and disturbed my equanimity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Texcg3eYtME
(forgive me for one moment … the lying sack of sh!t!)
Then the Russian delegate told him that the US caused the problems in Venezuela that they are now blaming Venezuela for … here is an RT summary: https://www.rt.com/news/456151-nebenzya-venezuela-us-damage/
Then, the Chinese delegate told him that he is misrepresenting the Venezuelan issue in front of the whole UN Security Council and said that China supports Venezuela and will bring more emergency supplies . At that stage I really stopped listening because of a strong sense of ‘being harmed in the head’. (Alternatively I was going to run into a brick wall head first! :-)
Just saw the whole thing. There are now no more walls in this building, and, I do have a terrible headache.
That frame is just fine ! Take care my friend.
I am feeling so angry at the so called “Christian” Mike Pence – who the hell does he think he is? He swans into the UNSC and tells another country’s UN Ambassador to leave and the US has blocked the bank accounts of the mission too? This is not only illegal but shows the utter disdain the US has for international law/UN and the US – by hosting the UN on its territory – has to abide by the rules. The utter trash that came forth from his mouth – lies – urrggh.
This man is utterly disgusting. Time the UN was moved to a neutral country – the US has lost the right to host it. Hands off Venezuela and Cuba!
Policy by thugs and clowns.
Israel election: Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both declare win
Apparently things moved on Azorka, from that point. Here is the RT piece that says Gantz conceded.
Thanks for the fresh news.
I think it doesn’t matter who won.
Pence may be the most ‘Exceptional’ example of Evil Imbecility that the Thanatopian pathocracy has yet thrown up. Literally.
Matt for Mankind
Henry Ford’s Jewish Warning.
Bobby Fischer on the JQ
History is Repeating Itself
The Ballad of Bobby Fischer
Lovely Spanish guitar on this, from Al Stewart in 1976, ‘On the Border’ about Basque separatists and the Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) crisis of the time. Lyric is in the header:
A Dying and a Living Sun
a curtain is drawn back
then pulled shut, as light
is seen then extinguished
Icarus trying on his wings
with a premonition of his fall –
that sun will always burn,
those wings will always melt
setting one’s feet on a pre-
conceived path from birth to
death leads to a labyrinth of
theories, speculations, born of
the necessity of reconciliation;
a dying and a living sun
the outer eyes see the effect
and mistake it for the cause,
the eye of soul sees that which
is there through the imagination
spirit horses don’t drink
from troughs of filthy water,
children gather pebbles and
exchange them for invisible gifts
man is a bridge between the world
of becoming and the world of being,
the hand builds castles of clay but
only love has the power to create
spirit horses don’t drink from
troughs of stagnant water
A few Cafe’s back, Bro quoted the following lines from Keats;
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes play on
Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear’d
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone”
These lines are referring to the ‘music of the spheres’, or what I’ve termed “the world of being” in my poem above. Divine Spirit moves through the various planes of creation and returns to the Godhead, much like a radio wave. As it does so, it can be heard with the inner ears ( of Soul ) as various sounds including many that we find mirrored in nature. The sound of chirping birds, the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the shore, the awful rumble of a hurricane. It can be heard as music such as the sound of violins, the sound of a flute, or even guitars.
This is the sound that Keats was referring to, and hearing these sounds indicates that one is in the presence of Divine Spirit. The awakened soul aims to catch the returning wave and ‘rides it’ back to God. The Sufis referred to it as “the music of the spheres”. The Christian Bible mentions that the Apostles heard a great sound; “that of mighty rushing winds”, and so on. The importance of the Sound Current today is largely overlooked. Reference is made to it by Harold Klemp, the spirtual leader of Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom. Rumi referred to it 8 centuries ago, with countless references to the word HU. Likewise, Hazrat Inayat Khan, a Sufi, and master musician, in his writings “The Music of the Spheres”. I even came across a reference in her retellings of the Welsh Mabinogi by the American writer, Evangeline Walton, toward the end of “The Island of the Mighty”, where she refers to “the mighty HU”. As I mentioned, the vast majority of today’s spiritual leaders know little to nothing of the Sound Current. Some refer to the Light, but mostly they concentrate on the moral correctness man is supposed to enact. Unfortunately that doesn’t do too much toward the liberation of Soul, although it is of value of course. The awakened soul aims to catch this returning wave and ride it back to the heart of God.
Today’s poem points out that the eternal world is available to Soul, in fact Soul of itself, lives in that state of consciousness. The “dying sun” is the outer world, the “finished creation” where we manifest conditions through the images we entertain, or the imagination. That is either a conscious act, or an unconscious act, like Job’s, ” For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me”. Job became the effect of his fears. It follows that we will end up that way outwardly, if we don’t consciously direct our inner attention. As above, so below, as the saying goes.
Re the sound current or the eternal vibration , very subtle , of the first utterance of the divine I am. Sikhs speak of it all the time in their holy book the Siri Guru Granth Sahib . It is called “shabed guru” or the naad.
Very interesting, thanks Tera. It is indeed subtle, though it can be as loud as a freight train passing by, such as in the example of the Apostles at the feast of Passover, when they heard the sound as of “mighty rushing winds”. Sound and Light are the twin pillars of the Holy Spirit. A good exercise is to sit quietly and identify all of the sounds around you, ticking them off one by one, and that which is left is the Sound Current. Often, there’s a sound like high-pitched electricity wires ‘singing’. That can be a phenomenol sound as well, but a little practice leads to identificaton, to familiarity.
a human being is a bridge
between the world of being
and the world of becoming,
the hand builds castles of clay
but only love has the
power to create
Thanks Dimitar for the poem and for your thoughts about “music of the spheres” !
Thank you, my friend. The seed thought is simply that, while it appears we may be limited in power, we’re not exactly helpless. The difference between love is that it ‘segues’ at some point into, “Thy will be done”, and so, love of itself, is alone capable of change. The other challenge is to overcome the voice of the negative, such as the example of Job, so we need to confront our fears, or perhaps a better way of saying it, is to “bypass” them. In Spirit, D.
Here’s an interesting snippet, for amarynth, on equal opportunity sponsorship and interventions by the CIA. Its from a long piece by veteran investigative reporter Alfred McCoy on the interminable drug wars and why they are waged. What was new to me though was the claim from Lucien Conein, a famous operative who apparently trained communist guerrillas with Uncle Ho in 1945:
‘During this process of reflection, I’ve returned to three conversations I had back in 1971 when I was a 26-year-old graduate student researching that first book of mine, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. In the course of an 18-month odyssey around the globe, I met three men, deeply involved in the drug wars, whose words I was then too young to fully absorb.
The first was Lucien Conein, a “legendary” CIA operative whose covert career ranged from parachuting into North Vietnam in 1945 to train communist guerrillas with Ho Chi Minh to organizing the CIA coup that killed South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. In the course of our interview at his modest home near CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, he laid out just how the Agency’s operatives, like so many Corsican gangsters, practiced the “clandestine arts” of conducting complex operations beyond the bounds of civil society and how such “arts” were, in fact, the heart and soul of both covert operations and the drug trade.’
From Walter Scott’s 1808 poem Marmion:
‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!’
Why thank-you! One Minion. And that is exactly what I was talking about – there are layers here that are not obvious.
“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.”
Here is another bit on Pol Pot that tells me that we’ve not plumbed the mystery.
“Ever an enigmatic figure, some mystery still shrouds the circumstances of his death, which came hours after the Khmer Rouge leadership had decided to hand him over to an international tribunal.
What was sceptically reported as a “heart attack” was later reported as a suicide by a nevertheless ailing and finished man, according to journalist Nate Thayer.
Thayer, who covered a 1997 jungle show trial in which Pol Pot was convicted of ordering a hit on senior Khmer Rouge figure Son Sen and his family, went on to conduct the first interview with Pol Pot in 18 years. ”
Heart attack? Suicide? Or a hit so that information cannot be revealed?
But I do admit, I have not spent enough time . one day there will be enough time.
Were I the conspiratorial type, I would be speculating about who, amongst his sponsors, didn’t want him testifying at any tribunal. But since we are unlikely to ever know, definitively, what happened I won’t waste a brain-cell and will keep my sympathies for his victims.
Well, it appears that we have nitenyahoo again to received our checks and to issue demands for our action. kushner, trump prob will continue to work for The Man.
This article nails it as far as trump’s betrayals, not to to Israel and to the zionists. The betrayal, and it is huge, is to white America as we have been so identified after the clown show in congress yesterday:
It is a betrayal of the highest order: millions of white Americans placed their hopes in Trump and wholeheartedly believed that he would be the one to make America great again. They were willing to endure social ostracism and imperil their livelihoods by supporting him. In return, Trump has turned his back on them and rendered his promises void.
“Trump betrayed white america”?
How, did he make it legally mandatory they use gobs of orange dyed tanning goop as he does?
More seriously, the idea that there is a “white america” that needs its own politicians implies people need to be separated by skin color. Sounds like zionazi-gay divide and rule nonsense, pitting various people against each other to keep them occupied with attacking/fearing the wrong enemy.
I tend to agree that a betrayal of just “white america,” however that group is defined, is an allegation that is a non starter as the allegation is far too narrow in scope.
I have thought further about the premise of that article and that of my post and have requested the mod to take my post down. I posted without serious and detailed thought as i was triggered by the clown show hearing at house of rep on white supremacy. Indeed, we should strive to move away from race/skin color identification.
However, I still assert that trump’s betrayal, except to the zionists and Israel, is huge and general in nature. He has stacked the deck with rabid and fanatical zio cons who carry the message to the world and america that war is policy and iran and venezuela are targets. In short, he is giving the zionists everything their evil hearts would desire.
I will not address the betrayals on domestic policy, tax, infrastructure, “defense” spending, and on and on. i believe the betrayals there are obvious as with the war mongering policy.
The only ray of light that I see is that if he finds a pair of balls and can get off his twitter, he may require that ag barr ignore the dimo hysterical screeching and pursue the treasonous coup plotters across an extensive list. This would include foreign involvement, e.g. mi-6.
The use of the odious, nonsense, expression ‘White America’ is simply a ruling class Divide and Rule tactic. Those betrayed by Trump, and Obama, and Bush, and Clinton etc, are working and middle-class Americans, of all colours and kinds. The emphasis on race, rather than class, is a mechanism to fool the stupid and bigoted, and set them against the other victims of the ruling parasites. And what is a ‘White’ American? Not an ‘Hispanic’? Why not. How about those direct from Spain and Portugal-do they make the ‘White’ grade? Or Italians and other Southern Europeans? Or Eastern Europeans and Slavs. Or do only ‘Anglo-Saxons and other Aryans make the grade? Idiocy.
Serious Question: Would it be possible to re-unite a reformed Soviet Union? If so:
*What form of government would it take?
*Which republics, or parts thereof, would join?
*Who would be the key leaders, apart from Putin?
*Which social reforms would the new USSR require to differentiate from the old one?
*Are there any institutions or laws from the old USSR that would be welcomed in the new one?
*How long would it take for the new Soviet military to be as effective as the current Russian military?
” Would it be possible to re-unite a reformed Soviet Union? ”
No, at least at this stage. Without Ukraine being included, it has no sense.
Putin calls out ‘bandit’ translator for making him sound less friendly
“The conversation Tuesday followed the international Arctic forum in St. Petersburg, where Russia is attempting to strengthen ties with other states in the region. Putin highlighted the $5 billion Swedish businessmen invested in Russia, referring to them as “druz’ya” (friends), not once, but twice, emphasizing the word.
“Approximately five billion in investments by our Swedish friends, and that is what they are, our Swedish FRIENDS, have been invested in the Russian economy.”
When the translator repeated the phrase in Swedish to Löfven, however, he used a more neutral term “partners,” that sounds more or less the same in English, Russian and Swedish. The wording didn’t escape Putin’s notice, who immediately made his objection clear.
Путин на встрече с премьером Швеции назвал шведских бизнесменов друзьями, но переводчик посчитал их партнерами. «Я сказал друзей, а он – партнеры. Бандит» pic.twitter.com/TJQkhPsuDP
— Кремлевский пул РИА (@Kremlinpool_RIA) April 9, 2019
“I said friends, and he translated it “partners,” the bandit,” Putin joked as the translator hurriedly repeated himself with the President’s comradely sentiment in-tact. Putin emphasized that the amiable term was important, as Russia sees the over 500 Swedish companies investing in its economy precisely as friends.”
One of zionazia’s little “infiltraitors” (spelling mistake deliberate this time) though he was clever…
To “Ali” (above) and to the Knights:
I’m sure I’m not alone in appreciation for the “what about the children” and “doubl standards” memes, which seem to avoid the topic at hand, (for grownups familiar to online fracas), of this place as a potential target for TPTB.
What you wrote, in my perhaps ignorant opinion, is very shrewd obfuscation, and leads me to ask why you bothered.
One may notice that most normal people don’t suddenly flock to defend other posters here, there, or everywhere. Check out a YouTube comments section. So your concern over kids posting their first school essay is spurious. They’ll get nastier rebuttals from their Facebook feed every day.
On the other hand, you can set your watch to the trolls who show up at, say, Zero Hedge, on certain, and only on certain topics.
They are here, or some people think they see their antics here.
You think this subject is beyond the pale? Fine, I couldn’t care less. The only ones who can prove the matter either way are those who can view the IP’s. I’m curious, do you think the comments section deserves any more, or any less protection than v-bulletin boards twenty years ago?
The Integrity Initiative and their friends have recently bragged about a lovely budget for FY2019. Do you seriously think they haven’t parsed this place hundreds of times?
Let me put it another way: I know that people like to say information likes to be free, free speech, rah rah, and OK, wonderful, but we know that there are budgets to disrupt sites… big budgets.
I don’t know the answer, I’m seriously raising this as a topic of discussion.
Is it right or wrong to call out putative Trolls in the age of the Integrity Initiative?
How does this fit into moderation policy?
Ever heard of “sock puppets”, gallant Knight?
Hi Internal Exile USA,
I think you misunderstood my motive for my above posts and quite a bit of my fault as I tried to keep my message short. Before I posted my replay regarding Anonymous 634942, I had assumed that the moderator had decided that Anon-634942 is not a bot/troll and that his message is okay to be published. And from that point, I saw those posts which were straight out rebukes against the Anon, which I felt was unfair due to the possibility that the Anon might be an actual reader of this site. Nothing in his post is offensive to me. “Humans getting fried” by TOS-1A is a concern for me in this topic regarding Saudi’s purchase, due to Saudi-Coalition knack for killing civilians.
It was this seemingly swift response to stop a critical or realist view that those Russian made TOS-1As sold to SA might tip the scales against the Houthis, that I made my posts.
I am not defending Anon-634942. I believe in responsible speech, not free speech. Vok tak, clarified that the Anon is a troll due to his experience as an actual moderator and I accepted that fact and moved back to the topic.
“Check out a YouTube comments section”.
This is not YouTube.
“My concern over kids posting their first school essay is spurious.”
Learning about the troubles of this world is obviously not an easy task, why not give them the benefits of the doubt that Anon might not be a troll. Others read too. Most do not comment, observing more.
You mentioned Integrity Initiative of the British. It would be naïve to not expect Russia to have something of Integrity Initiative of her own. And British Integrity Initiative exposure is able to make quite a few of us to swiftly rebuke or attack any perceived disagreement as having bad intentions is us turning into like them. You oppose West/USA you are a Russian troll/bot. You oppose/criticize Russia you are a troll/bot. Seems heading in that direction, but I believe we won’t reach that stage here.
Hope that clarifies and lets move onwards :)
“Learning about the troubles of this world is obviously not an easy task, why not give them the benefits of the doubt that Anon might not be a troll.”
I don’t give anyone online the benefits of the doubt, particularly when they’re trolling. But, as you “helpfully” said, let’s move on:
“This is not YouTube.”
I beg to differ. Comments sections, including this one, are “social media” and are subject to various strategies of many groups, including the following:
“You mentioned Integrity Initiative of the British.”
I did mention them. I’m not aware I mentioned they are British. In fact, I think they’re a hodge-podge, rather like the guy who infiltrated B. Sanders’ camp in 2016. However, very good, you know what I’m talking about, and you know that the taxpayers in the UK are paying their salaries, excellent.
“It would be naïve to not expect Russia to have something of Integrity Initiative of her own. ”
There’s a logical fallacy to what you say, and I don’t have a latin name for it, but it goes like this:
The only way you can pay people ridiculous money (I assume this, maybe you know otherwise, maybe it’s not so great, do tell) to troll comments sections to steer public opinion, is if you have your hands on the greatest money printing machine the world has ever seen, a.k.a. the Fed Reserve/Bank of England and friends. AFAIK, according to N. Starikov, the Bank of Russia is tied into this same system, sadly.
Therefore, the Russians can’t afford to just buy off elites en masse in, say the European Union, without huge losses. Similarly, their troll farms are probably not on the level of the $800 mil plus dollars the I.I. have at their disposal.
In other words, the Russian Federation, unlike the US, doesn’t print the money. Therefore, there are numerous cost-benefit problems for the Russians that the West doesn’t need to consider.
“And British Integrity Initiative exposure is able to make quite a few of us to swiftly rebuke or attack any perceived disagreement as having bad intentions is us turning into like them.”
No, I think rather the opposite. What the I.I. do is use the “five D’s” method to infiltrate sites rather like this one. I have no idea what your point is or was in these posts. I do know that your methods are not unique nor original. I encourage you to Google the “five D’s” and also the term “Concern Troll”.
I have a lot of sympathy for people who have to earn a living doing online trolling of sites like this. I know it’s easier to pretend those people don’t exist. After all, if they do, it makes “social media” and “online debate” completely shallow.
And then, after you waste your time talking to the bots, they disappear completely, as easily as they appear, as you appear to have done. You defended someone you don’t know for no reason, and then you are gone. There are manuals for how to do this, WikiLeaks released one. I suggest you look up the term “JTRIG” for starters.
Now, as you said, let’s move on, and forget what you did…
Moving swiftly onwards, I am struck by how little traction ongoing drops and news of the ridiculously named ‘Integrity Initiative’ has got anywhere, either in the MSM or the Alt news. It’s almost as if it were non-, or run-of-the mill news for the little interest, outrage and comment it has so far generated. And yet it is far more wide-reaching meddling and thus a more potent threat, to all the ordinary folks, than anything puffed up in Russiagate.
Yes indeed. Possibly from Iraq 1.0, bombing of Serbia, invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq 2.0, Georgia, Libya, Syrian war, coup in Ukraine to get Crimea to Russia gate, it seems to me that project Mockingbird like operations have been steadily expanded and improved upon after the dissolution of the USSR. The silence might be an indication of the extent of their infiltration and global operations and partners in the media, journalistic profession, NGOs etc. Today’s betrayal and arrest of Julian Assange saddened and infuriates me but I’m not surprised. A bright soul prevented by human corruption from doing meaningful deeds that serves the greater good is real loss and tragedy. I’m sure he’ll keep fighting and so shall we, in our little ways.
The place on earth is messy,
Demons are playing their game
And they have no mercy…
You are there to get the blame.
A man is cheating the other,
Whom to trust, when
Demons took your brother ?
Man learns the lessons on his skin
Falling again in a moving trap,
Riding two horses, then sits between
Ho-ho! The landing has been sharp !
But bother not, my fellow friend
Much more was lost at Stalingrad,
Then came silence at the end
For the good and for the bad.
They also fought for something,
Which ended with jumping…
For the gray, earlier the better,
For the red, in the same way, later.
History ? A time embedded lesson,
A generation falls and speaks
For a while, then no one listen,
The new one, sells off and freaks.
Sponge has cleaned the memory,
What remains, is theory
No one cares on pretty past
Cause the clock is running fast,
Others come, to push their face
In this earthly messy place.
bless this mess, oh Lord above
and show me the way I need to go,
the tide it rises, the wind does too
lead me to that which I need to know
Nebenzia Urges US to Recognise Venezuela’s Right to Be ‘Master of Its Fate’
“If you want to ‘make America great again’, wherein all of us have a genuine interest, then stop interfering in the internal affairs of others,” he said. “You will be respected for that.”
He then referred to the alleged Russian meddling scandal that rattled the US for two and a half years following the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election.
“You do not like others to interfere in your affairs, do you? No one does,” Nebenzia said.
“When was the last time any of you visited Venezuela?” Nebenzia said, commenting on US Vice President’s Mike Pence’s speech. “You study the situation remotely, you proceed from the assumption that ‘president’ Guaido is the only legitimate authority in the country and the only source of information about what is going on there.”
“We have been over this already in many other regions of the world,” Nebenzia said. “‘Eye-witnesses’ residing in the West told us bone-chilling stories about the sufferings of the nations of Iraq, Libya, Syria. The effect of those stories was that after interference by the West, those countries had to undergo real sufferings that has not stopped even by now.”
He pointed out that United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collected data and published its report without the consent of Venezuela’s legitimate government. According to Nebenzia, assessment of needs is an inalienable part of preparing a humanitarian aid operation; however, such an assessment can be done only upon approval by legitimate authorities. Failing to secure this approval is an undermining of the key provision of UN General Assembly resolution 46/182, he said.
“Thus we seem to be getting back to the ‘not that glorious’ times when OCHA was used to disseminate unverified data, don’t we?” the representative asked. “I hope this is not so.”
Nebenzia blasted Washington directly for its actions against the Venezuelan people, who are suffering a tough humanitarian crisis. He accused the White House of strangling Venezuelans with sanctions, while simultaneously robbing them by expropriating Venezuelan assets in Western banks.
“Since the beginning of this year alone, you have seized over $30 billion of Venezuela’s funds and proclaimed that only impostor Guaido can manage it. The overall damage caused by the US to Venezuela’s economy since 2013 is estimated hundreds of billions USD worth,” he pointed out.
“The US is persistently shattering the situation in Venezuela. It deliberately provokes crisis around this country in order to change a legitimately elected leader for a US protégé,” he added.
According to Nebenzia, Caracas is ready to accept humanitarian aid if it is offered through a legitimate process and approved by the national government.
“Caracas does not reject humanitarian assistance that is offered in accordance with the UN-endorsed principles. Russia and a number of other countries provided aid via WHO,” he said, pointing out that US attempts to push alleged humanitarian aid through neighbouring countries were not authorised by Caracas.”
The “three zio-stooges”, trump, pence and pompeo, all should be hanged for their war crimes.
Look at that Seattle doc linked above, and ponder how many inhabitants of same would heartily laugh when calling Venezuela a “sh1thole”… who on earth are we to talk?
And….”The international financial body froze Venezuela’s access to its money earlier in January.
The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday it will continue to block Venezuela’s access to approximately $400 million of special drawing rights until the “issue of government recognition” is clarified.
The IMF and the World Bank have stated they are ready to move quickly to help ease Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, but the issue of leadership is standing in the way, Inveting.com ”
All been manipulated against Venezuela.
Red Shirt – Rumi, transl. Barks, “A Year With Rumi”
Has anyone seen the boy who used to come here?
Round-faced troublemaker, quick to find a joke, slow
to be serious. Red shirt,
perfect co-ordination, sly
strong muscles, with things always in his pocket.
Reed flute, ivory pick, polished
and ready for his talent.
You know the one.
Have you heard stories about him?
Pharaoh and the whole Egyptian world
collapsed for such a Joseph.
I would gladly spend years getting word
of him, even third- or fourth-hand.
This is not a day for asking questions,
not a day on any calender.
This day is conscious of itself.
This day is a lover, a bread amd gentleness.
Last post, last Cafe, I inquired about the scrapping of the Bristol Brabazon aircraft.
A logical answer was posted by sean.
When I see Cafe folks are interested it motivates me to reveal extras and I have done this last post, last Cafe to thank sean.
The Brits stated that piston engine driven contra-rotating propellers would create rapid metal fatigue, and with this in mind watch this video …
ANTONOV AN-22 – The BIGGEST PROPELLER PLANE in the world – Landing and Departure (4K)
The placement of the wings on the Antonov AN-22 is something the Brits should have thought about when designing the Bristol Brabazon.
To me, it is logical to have the wings as high as possible. The Russians have just gone one better with some of their new aircraft having the wings in one piece, one wing in fact, fitted centrally topmost. Again … more robust … ease of assembly … good design to having ground clearance and allowing maximum air under the wing for lift at low altitude. No need to be an aircraft designer to understand and appreciate these design features.
… I do wonder what came first … any Soviet piston engine driven contra-rotating propeller aircraft or the Bristol Brabazon … ( Brabazon 1948-49 ) ?
RT says Ecuador withdrew asylum for Julian Assange and Sputnik says he has been arrested.
Assange arrested by british police within embassy and taken out…..background info re Ecuador here
Presumably the wikipedia press conference yesterday about the spying on him assisted in triggering events …and upcoming UN visitor on 25 th April to check his condition has been deliberately forestalled.
Confirmation of the rumours regarding a US extradition request from the Met:
Metropolitan PoliceVerified account @metpoliceuk
Follow Follow @metpoliceuk
UPDATE: Julian Assange has been further arrested in relation to an extradition warrant on behalf of the United States authorities. He remains in custody at a central London police station. http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-arrest-of-julian-assange-365565 …
‘Greatest traitor in Ecuadorian history’: Ex-President Correa slams Moreno over Assange’s arrest
“The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget. https://t.co/XhT51MA6c6
— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) April 11, 2019
Correa’s harsh words didn’t stop there. After Moreno announced that he had made a “sovereign decision” in giving Assange to British police, Correa responded by calling the decision a “scoundrelly,” “cowardly” and “heinous” act which is the “fruit of servility, vileness and vengeance.”
“From now on worldwide the scoundrel and betrayal can be summarized in two words: Lenin Moreno.”
Who is Lenin Moreno and why did he hand Assange over to British police?
“Following his 2017 election, Moreno quickly moved away from his election platform after taking office. He reversed several key pieces of legislation passed under his predecessor which targeted the wealthy and the banks. He also reversed a referendum decision on indefinite re-election while simultaneously blocking any potential for Correa to return.
He effectively purged many of Correa’s appointments to key positions in Ecuador’s judiciary and National Electoral Council via the CPCCS-T council which boasts supra-constitutional powers.
Moreno has also cozied up to the US, with whom Ecuador had a strained relationship under Correa. Following a visit from Vice President Mike Pence in June 2018, Ecuador bolstered its security cooperation with the US, including major arms deals, training exercises and intelligence sharing.
Despite his overwhelming power and influence, however, Moreno and his family are the subject of a sweeping corruption probe in the country, as he faces down accusations of money laundering in offshore accounts and shell companies in Panama, including the INA Investment Corp, which is owned by Moreno’s brother.
Damning images, purportedly hacked from Moreno’s phone, have irreparably damaged both his attempts at establishing himself as an anti-corruption champion as well as his relationship with Assange, whom he accused of coordinating the hacking efforts.”
Who is moreno… quisling scum.
Read and be astounded….not.
Assange’s Arrest ‘New Reminder That Only Moscow’ Can Give Asylum – Journo
And right on cue, israel’s trump quislings pop their shankered heads up:
US Charges Assange of Helping Chelsea Manning Break Into Classified Computers
“Earlier, UK police confirmed having arrested Assange due to an extradition request from the US over the publication of the country’s secret documents.
The US Department of Justice has announced charges against WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring with Chelsea Manning to commit computer intrusion and steal classified data. He can face up to 5 years in a US prison if he is found guilty.”
Just the tip of the iceberg what they plan to throw at Assange.
Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London- BBC News
Pamela Anderson Slams UK as ‘American B**ch’ for Arresting Assange
“I am in shock..
I couldn’t hear clearly what he said?
He looks very bad.
How could you Equador?
(Because he exposed you).
How could you UK.?
Of course — you are America’s bitch and
you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullshit.
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019
And the USA?
This toxic coward of a President
He needs to rally his base?—
You are selfish and cruel.
You have taken the entire world backwards.
You are devils and liars and thieves.
And you will ROTT
WE WILL RISE ✊
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019”
No, no, Pam offed Assange, right, poisioned, never to be seen again, surely a crisis actor playing a part………………lol!
Netanyahu Plans to Form ‘Greater Israel’, Threatens Palestine – Democratic Front
“This is a plan that Netanyahu put forward, and [US President Donald] Trump supported it. It is about the creation of Greater Israel from the sea to the Jordan River. If he wins, Netanyahu will also annex the West Bank as he promised. Thus, there are growing threats for Palestinians, and the future threats also target Syria”, Hawatmeh said at a press conference at Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency in Moscow.
He explained that Syria was endangered by Trump’s supporting Israeli claim to Golan Heights that are considered to be an occupied Syrian territory by the international community.”
Isn´t it suspicious, that the Assange arrest is directly after the approved Brexit-delay, some kind of deal?
Ain´t this a show, some 20 police officers to arrest a 47 year old computer nerd? What did they expect then, an MMA specialist?
The Democrats will be cheering and yelling, Hilarious Clinton upfront. Expect ´treason, conspiracy, terrorism´. However, since he is more than a whistleblower like Chelsea Manning I fear that he will ´disappear´ like the Skripals. Rendition, waterboarding, sleep deprivation on a Black site somewhere in Poland or Romania.
Embassies and journalists, it´s not always a good combination. Some time ago a certain State sawed a journalist to pieces in an embassy, and they got away with it.
I fear the worst.
Assange’s bail hearing has begun with some not exactly objective words from District Judge Michael Snow. Snow said the Wikileaks’ founder’s behavior is “narcissist and laughable” and he “can’t get past his own self interest.”
The second warrant relates to an extradition request from the US issued in Dec 2017 (issued by the District Judge presiding over today’s case)
Julian Assange’s lawyer says that District Judge Emma Arbuthnot who heard this case at previous hearings should have recused herself because of “bias”
District Judge Michael Snow tells the defence it is “unacceptable in front of a packed press gallery to traduce the reputation of the senior District Judge”. He says it is “grossly unfair”.
to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation
2 : violate, betray
Nope….Ecuador signed an IMF loan today….CIA surely owns it and uses it…
… every news outlet seems to be missing this aspect ?
Posted below …IMF and world bank withholding 400m drawing rights from Venezuela because their “members ” are questioning or need to be persuaded what who is the legal government in Venezuela……so they have been got at too and or been part of the plan. USA trying out various things to show Russia and China what they are capable of doing….?
Sorry guys, this latest bad news about the arrest of Julian Assange, was to be expected. The Empire is playing with time, with our time, when a target is in its crosshair, they don’t let it until that target is “eliminated”. Very bad advise, to make any kind of deals with the Evil cause the Evil will use that deal on his advantage, anytime, anywhere, I’m saying this because there are players who are doing this regularly. In the case of Julian Assange, please tell me it is not true that the world most powerful intelligence agencies are not in a consensus with his arrest, for obvious reasons – they will not drum it out publicly – we the people must be kept in a sufficient obscurity. This arrest, is a huge billboard showed to our face, not that they will succeed in stopping the willingness of others to follow Julian Assange ideals. Many followers have joined this fight against Empire, many have fallen, many will fall but those who remain, will be stronger.
Yes ioan. But there is a worldwide outcry. Same as with Venezuela – so I have to think we have become a little stronger. Like Venezuela, Julian Assange is such a litmus test and reading through what the various people say, one can so clearly distinguish who is who. I don’t even want to give examples because I don’t want to use any of those links any longer.
It is different if very prominent people walk back their words. Trump the Twitter Pump has just come out with an outright lie. I mean, this one is so transparent. He says now that he knows nothing about Wikileaks. Here is the piece from RT
” US President Donald Trump, who said he loved WikiLeaks during his campaign trail, tried to distance himself for the arrest of Julian Assange, which was done by Britain on a request from the US.
Speaking to journalists in the oval office on Thursday hours after the arrest of Assange in London, Trump said: “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.”
Trump was far less reluctant to speak about the transparency site in 2016, when it played a major role in the US presidential election by leaking a number of documents stolen from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Then-candidate Trump called the work of the site “amazing” and said he “loved” what it was doing.”
So, many of us will remember that clearly and the bunch that call themselves Patriots clearly lived on their belief that Assange is safe because Trump has his back. Well, seems it is not so.
Then, there is the story circulating that Trump is behind this all really, and he just wants to remove Assange to a ‘safe place’ so that he can testify and ‘drain the swamp’ and of course they can jail Hillary Clinton. Well, if he wanted to, they could supoena Assange for testimony and give him securities of safety. So, the patriots seemingly are off the mark here. You don’t save someone by extradition.
And then there are those rejoicing, saying that Assange is a zionist operative and good to have in in custody.
There are more, but it is probably the time to pay attention to not falling for clickbait or histeria.
Not to take away from the situation, grave as it is, but a certain entity that likes to kill women children and cripples was completly skipped over by wiki…….why expose NSA spying activities, when all the data is ‘routed’ through Occupied Palestine. Theatre for the mind is my take. ‘Look, look, over there’.
Jeremy Hunt so pleased it has taken many years of diplomacy to achieve this…..yup this is what western diplomacy is these days……all part of the plan…Manning and Assange….
… perfect timing …
US military camps will no longer air news programs in a bid to eliminate “divisive” information, military officials have announced.
Common areas in nearly 2,700 US military facilities will no longer show news programs on their televisions, opting instead for the military’s own information service, called EXTV, or sports programming, according to a memo sent out by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service on Monday.
“As a federal entity, we remain neutral on political issues. News channels should not be shown on common area TVs due to their divisive political nature,” the memo stated.
… extracted from …
( like mushrooms … kept in the dark and fed on BS )
Trump is never loyal to his friends or those who serve or help him. He just did a Peter when the cock crowed (I hesitate to even grace him with the comparison) Who ? Wikileaks? Not my thing. This, after he owes his election to the selfless truth telling of Assange.
The job of every American of conscious is to 1. Make sure he is not abused or murdered 2work relentlessly for his release and exoneration. 3 expose the lies about him as they are lying about everything. Absolutely everything.
We are all Julian Assange.
Donald Trump: ” I love WikiLeaks ! ” – 10/10/16
Trump’s most awkward moments of 2018
Quoting Terranam13: “The job of every American of conscious is to 1. Make sure he is not abused or murdered 2work relentlessly for his release and exoneration. 3 expose the lies about him as they are lying about everything. Absolutely everything.
We are all Julian Assange.”
Let me leave you with a couple of words from Caitlin Johnstone
There was some good news today:
Israel fails attempted Moon landing as comm with spacecraft lost
“Israel’s private spacecraft Beresheet crashed into the Moon on Thursday after being hit with problems during descent, denying the Jewish state a place in the elite club of nations that mastered a lunar landing.”
Poor things, denied their rightful place among the elite. ;-D
“Small country, big dreams,” the engraving on the spacecraft’s body read, but those dreams weren’t destined to come true.”
Get the violins…
“Beresheet’s engine stopped working around 10 kilometers from the surface, with the vehicle crashing into the Moon at a speed of over 130 meters per second.”
As usual for young boys, in too much of a hurry to get to the climax. :-D
“The blunder occurred on a live feed in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, who arrived at the control center for the occasion.”
How humiliating, oy veh.
“However, the space explorers didn’t seem shaken by the setback as they all chanted a solemn song to show that getting so close to the goal was an achievement in itself.”
Religious fanaticism compensating for failure – very israeli.
“Beresheet, which is Hebrew for the biblical phrase “in the beginning,”
Yes, in the beginning, they crashed and burned. Good name choice.
“The $100 million needed for the ambitious project came from private investors.”
Did they place bets on the mission failing?
“Only Russia, the US, and China have so far managed to perform controlled “soft” landings on the lunar surface.”
So, there really is a God. :-D
The hashtag for the Twitterfeed of their project was called ‘Landwithme’.
I see some symbolism here ;-)
(Comeand steal someoneelse’s)Landwith me, obviously.
… the restructuring of South America’s chessboard …
The government of Mario Abdo is now the third to formalize its abandonment, joining Colombian President Ivan Duque, who on Aug. 27, 2018, and Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, who on March 14, 2019, made a similar decision. Since April 2018, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru suspended their participation, leaving Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and Uruguay as active members.
The Paraguayan official said that the decision comes “with the aim of promoting a new process of regional integration,” referring to the right-wing diplomatic group called ProSur created on March 22, 2019, to counteract Unasur in accordance with U.S.’s interventionist agenda against Venezuela.
Im the last couple of days I am sure I read an article here at the vineyard regarding the BIS and changing the status of gold as an official currency. It was a translation from Russian, with the author claiming that it constituted a “quiet revolution” of major proportions that was going unreported.
I wanted to send it to someone, and re-read it, but I cannot now find it. Also, I cannot remember even the title.
Can anyone help?
I think you mean this one:
Thanks very much Rob. Much appreciated.
Seat belt buckled and tray folded!
I read another that nicely dovetails into this one, just yesterday.
If I can find it in my browsing history………..
“Show me the money, honey!” ……will for the most part be done in the quite near future…..by holding up smart phone screens….and scanning the “public keys” of recipients of payments.
Gold is not quite so mobile or fast. Its role is different……rather like an anchor. Or the wise-guy fiat shysters might say, a straight jacket……restricting “our free market”.
Twilight Zone “Examination Day”
Headliner photo 4/10/19
Read the news
Fight the blues
hanging at the Cafe Moveable
foggy fears become removable!
I like you made these series about Headliner photos at Cafe, thank you for sharing !
Seraphim Hanisch gushes over the capability of the F-35 Lemonjet in this airshow display.
Let’s just take one component of this master-of-none’s role -the replacement for the A-10 ground support
The A-10 was purpose built for ground attack; it is heavily armoured and built like a tank, it flies slowly which is necessary for ground support, has two engines up high at the back protected by the wings from ground fire and in additon to carrying all manner of bombs and missiles it is designed around a 30mm cannon firing 80 rounds a second and carries over 1000 rounds. It is also cheap.
The F-35 has a fragile stealth body, a single unprotected engine and flies very quickly. It carries a 25mm cannon that currently doesn’t shoot straight and has 220 rounds and at 55 a second are gone in 4 seconds.
Stealth is no longer useful when the aircraft is visible to the naked eye and one bird or bullet in the unprotected air intake is the end of a very expensive aircraft. Likewise the fragile stealth body will not absorb much.
Which would a soldier on the ground prefer, calling for air support, the oft grounded hangar-queen F-35 or the reliable proven A-10?
Stating the F-35 is a replacement for the A-10 is quite the stupidest thing I have heard today.
“Seraphim Hanisch gushes over the capability of the F-35 Lemonjet in this airshow display.”
No doubt the zionazi-gay propagandist didn’t have the class to clean up afterwards, either. When theduran hired that israeli hasbarat, I dropped them. The dark haired fat boy (too lazy to look up his name) was bad enough. His speils were mostly regurgitated rush limbaugh nonsense, sans the Russophobia. The hamish jaja dragged the site even further down the zionazi-gay cesspit. That theduran would use such an obvious zionazi propagandist, his first article had to be pulled because it generated nearly 100% condemnation for its zionazi propaganda, completely killed their credibility as an info source, in my view.
Agree, the f-35 is no ground support aircraft, and cant be. On the other hand, the a-10 is not a viable ground attack aircraft in contested air space (neither is the f-35 in any role :-D ), it has about as much combat ability in air vs air as a modern ground attack helicopter. In the more recent zionazi-gay aggressive wars, a-10 were yanked if there was much chance of sam response, even shoulder sams. They would limit attacking aircraft to around 14000′ op heights to avoid manpads, which essentially removed the a-10’s limited role.
The a-10, btw, was somerhing of a f-35 in its initial days, proving better at crashing into hillsides in limited vision environments. Attrition excess lead to the production of the a-10 having to be extended to make up for these excessive peacetime accidents. A rather unusual happening.
Yes, the world has changed since the creation of the A-10; the 30mm cannon is not effective against modern tanks which I believe was its original purpose during Cold War days. That said, calling the F-35 a replacement for it is beyond ludicrous.
In a former lifetime and on a visit to the US, I did some skydiving at Marana, Arizona. I am unsure where they were based but A-10s used to come over and do circuits and bumps there. Purely from an aircraft and functional viewpoint I was impressed with the well designed functionality of the Warthog. I learned later that the CIA ran one if its secretive airlines out of Marana.
BTW, I fully support the ruinously expensive F-35 program as I see it can only weaken the US military and in a small way help precipitate the decline of the present (and past) thuggish US regimes.
Just for interest …
bond car chase in ‘for your eyes only’
… music break …
MATT MONRO – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Some great voices in those days…..not sure of any these days apart from opera.
Richard Browning’s Jet Suit …
Jonathan Cook on what is currently exercising the UK politicos re Assange:
‘Rather than focus on the gross violation of Assange’s fundamental human rights, the wider assault on press freedoms and the attack on Americans’ First Amendment Rights, UK politicians are “debating” whether the US extradition claim on Assange should take priority over earlier Swedish extradition proceedings for a sexual assault investigation that were publicly dropped back in 2017.
In other words, the public conversation in the UK, sympathetically reported by the Guardian, supposedly Britain’s only major liberal news outlet, is going to be about who has first dibs on Assange.’
For your amusement:
Video as Poroshenko tries to shake Angela Merkel’s hand, and she dodges it and embarrasses him, if he is actually capable of feeling embarrassment!
The Guardian, with trade-mark slimy hypocrisy, is, on one hand, arguing that Assange should not be extradited to the USA. That after several years of vicious attacks on Assange is typically verminous, but there is, naturally, this being the Guardian cess-pool, more.
At the same time they have set their coterie of deranged feminazis on Assange, with their usual snide slurs on his character, as if they had any idea what it is truly like. But they have their orders and their Groupthink, so it’s full slime ahead. The ludicrous ‘sexual assault’ accusations are universally reported as ‘rape’, and as ‘charges’ which they never were. Only in Sweden and other Nordic states afflicted by the intellectual and moral lunacy of hard-core, man-hating, feminazism, would Assange’s alleged, unproven, actions amount to ‘assault’, let alone rape. And the history of blatant political interference in the process and the very dodgy history of one of the women involved, and even her name, are simply suppressed, in true Guardian hate-propaganda fashion.
And, to make matters even more vile, they have raised a little lynch-mob of feminazis zealots to demand Assange’s rendition. One, who appeared today, heads a group supposedly opposed to ‘violence’ against women, undoubtedly a good and worthy cause. But where, even in the most lurid defamations against Assange, has there been any mention (so far!) of violence in any form whatsoever? The real victims of male violence against women, brutal, long-term, constant often leading to death, are ignored, while the ‘violence’ of, allegedly, not using a condom, becomes a cause celebre, and and opportunity to work for the Real Evil Empire in destroying investigative reporting.
Moreover, given that Corbyn has shown some spine, for a change, and defended Assange and investigative reporting against the Real Evil Empire’s fascism, the Blairite Quisling vermin have scuttled out of their holes to join the crusade against Assange, and to attack Corbyn from a new angle. Led by the new Blairite Messiah, the ultra-odious Jess Phillips, a true Amazon in the war against all enemies of that which is Right, and proper.
The Guardian has a lovely picture of Jess Phillips alongside her feminazi rant for Assange to be judicially lynched in Sweden first, before rendition to the USA. It’s a lovely snap of a supercilious and smugly self-satisfied creature, her intrinsic Blairite egotism simply leaping out from the portrait.
I have a genuine question : if one is banned from commenting at Saker’s, does one receive some form of communication of this, or does one assume after comments (including poems) not appearing, that one has been banned ?
Thank you in advance.
Comments (including poems) that are in contravention to any of the 14 rules listed in The Saker Moderation Policy are “trashed” without response from the moderator. Therefore they will not appear on the Blog unless restored upon final review by The Saker. Mod
Well, thank you Mod. I am aware of the 14 Rules listed in the Saker Moderation policy, and have reread them once more, and cannot find where I have failed to obey them.
To have comments/poems repeatedly deleted without knowing why and leaving one with the feeling that maybe one has been banned, is not exactly confidence boosting. But it appears I have not been banned after all.
In fact, what are you talking about Raskolnikov ?
I am talking about the freedom of not being too frightened to say, using humour, poetry, observations, attempted wit, irony, what one truly senses, feels and thinks, and without breaking mod rules.
All the action these days is in London, so I’m pat-in me self on the back for my transformation, my evolution, so to speak…………. into a Lit-el Londoner.
But I ‘ate to admit it: It’s no bowl of cherries!
“The second is witness is Britain’s former Ambassador Craig Murray, a friend of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Murray told the London Guardian on Dec. 10, 2016, that the CIA claim that Russia hacked the DNC emails was “bullshit.” “I know who leaked them,” he added. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian, and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.” Murray still maintains this today, but has never been called to testify to investigators or to Congress.”
Bein’ in the center of World Villainy is not easy!
“Even after the collapse of the “Russia collusion” hoax, when Mueller’s investigation was unable to find any collusion, the still-surviving lie that Russia hacked the DNC and gave the hacked data to WikiLeaks, is still central to London’s intention to pit the U.S. against Russia.”
It’s even rather embarrassing….and deadly at the same time, as I will demonstrate later today……………
‘the still-surviving lie that Russia hacked the DNC and gave the hacked data to WikiLeaks,’
No-one from Wikileaks was either questioned or called to testify either, during the entire 2 years, which says something about the investigation and its cherry-picking of evidence.
Us Londoner’s never did sound like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, either. The common street language (used by everyone) is a lot more coarse and graphic than a bowl of cherries.