Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Russia Propaganda Declares WWIII Has Started - New Goal To Demilitarize NATO

Russian propaganda declares 'WW3 has started' in terrifying Kremlin TV threat

Propaganda from a Russian TV show has claimed that the war in Ukraine is over, and that the new goal of Russian forces is to 'demilitarise' NATO, with a news anchor saying a 'real war' has started

Propaganda from a Russian TV show has claimed that the war in Ukraine is over, and that the new goal of Russian forces is to 'demilitarise' NATO, with a news anchor saying a 'real war' has started

A Kremlin TV propaganda piece has claimed World War Three has started, and that Russia's horrifying task is now to "demilitarise" NATO.

Russian television anchor Olga Skabeyeva of Putin mouthpiece Rossiya-1 claimed on camera that the war in Ukraine, known in Russia as a special military operation, "is now over". 

Skabeyeva argued that the West's provisions of arms to Ukraine meant that the special operation had spilled over into a global conflict as Ukraine showcased new British Wolfhound heavy tactical support vehicles.

The anchor's tirade was broadcast on Rossiya-1, where she claimed Russia were being "forced to demilitarise" both Ukraine and NATO.

Skabayeva said: "It's time to admit, perhaps, that Russia's special operation in Ukraine is now over. In the sense that a real war has started, World War III. We are being forced to demilitarise, not just Ukraine but NATO as a whole.

"It was not only Smerch MLRS with cluster munitions that struck Donetsk. The strikes were carried out with... American M777 howitzers."

Ukrainian troops have been spotted using armound vehicles kitted with Browning heavy machine guns as well as Wolfhound support vehicles given to the country by Britain.

Separate claims made by Lugansk People's Republic head Leonid Pasechnik, who alleged that Ukrainian propaganda was to blame for hatred of Russian activities.

He said: "Most people, of course, meet us as liberators, with tears in their eyes, seeking to thank the military in person. Many come outside, hug republican, Russian servicemen, saying that they were anticipating liberation.

Vernon Coleman: We Have Eight Months

We Have Eight Months

The Great Reset is now frighteningly close to the scary conclusion we’ve all been dreading. We are already living within an oppressive, restrictive faux-communist society based on digital control and progressing rapidly towards a complete lack of individuality and freedom.

Anyone who denies this is either very, very ignorant, very very stupid or bought and paid for and part of the nightmare. Most people, the collaborators, are dead but don’t realise it yet. This is the laxative video I never wanted to have to make. Everything is now happening very rapidly.

Anyone who is surprised at rising prices and rising inflation obviously didn’t watch my videos a year ago. Just about everything significant that is happening to us was predictable. Inflation is not going to stop at 10% by the way. I remember people grabbing mortgage loans at 15% with enthusiasm. If you find that frightening, then how bad will things be when inflation hits 10,000 %? Nothing is now impossible. Look at the history of Argentina. Inflation hit 10,000% and now seems to be nicely settled at 50%. Look at Germany just under a century ago and see how inflation brought about real political changes.

In this video I’m going to provide the proof that the Great Reset is much further along than most people realise. I’m going to show that everything that has been happening during the last two years – the covid fraud, the net zero fraud, the sanctions against Russia, the transgender controversy – is part of the plan leading the world into the biggest recession since the 1930s – as I’ve been predicting for longer than I like to remember – and possibly worse than that. Closing down Russia’s access to its dollars will cost us all huge amounts of money.

The New World Order is already here. We’re living in it. And things are going to get far, far worse during the coming months because we are now already in the kill phase of the Great Reset. Decisions are made by or according to the demands of a tiny group of lobbyists and cultists who have been manipulated into representing the interests of the conspirators – either wittingly or though stupidity and ignorance. We are being controlled by conspirators who control the sort of people who believe that gluing themselves to the road in front of ambulances is a good thing to do.

The world is full of people who think that those of us who worry about what is happening are half crazed conspiracy theorists. But the odd thing is that most of those people who think we are conspiracy theorists are themselves concerned about things that are happening and that have affected them. The problem is that they haven’t looked at the big picture – they don’t realise that all the bad things that have been happening in the last few years are all connected. Covid-19, global warming, the manipulated war against Russia, the war against us, the deliberately destroyed global economy, the price rises, the inflation – they are all linked.

The innocents have failed to put two and two together, partly because they’ve been too busy worrying about individual threats to their daily lives, partly because they find it difficult to believe that anyone could conceive of a plot as evil as the one that has been underway for years, partly because they’ve na├»ve, unquestioning and too ready to believe what they’re told by an utterly corrupt mainstream media, and partly because right from the start those of us who’ve told the truth have been demonised, lied about, censored, suppressed and very effectively silenced by the mainstream media.

Sir Klaus Schwab, knighted by Queen Elizabeth for services to conspiracy, will be the unelected King of an entirely corrupt world government. Schwab, a 40s villain from central casting, a cross between Dr Strangelove, Ernst Blofeld and Dr Mengele, will be surrounded by a gang of C list crooks, conspirators and celebrities.

WEF Pushes Facial Recognition Technology

World Economic Forum Pushes Facial Recognition Technology

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has just ended. The theme of the five-day event, “Working Together, Restoring Trust,” was both vague and troubling, in equal measures.

Remember, this is the WEF we are discussing here, an international organization actively pushing “The Great Reset.” The theme could just as easily have read “Suffering Together, Restoring Compliance.”

Among the many issues discussed, members focused on the spread of misinformation and disinformation. How, they asked, can the proliferation of harmful content be combatted? It’s easy, they answered, how about introducing digital IDs?

The WEF recently rolled out the Global Coalition for Digital Safety, an initiative designed to “accelerate public-private cooperation to tackle harmful content online.” In an effort to remedy the scourge of malicious material, the WEF has brought together a “diverse group of leaders who are well placed to exchange best practices for new online safety regulation and help millions of connected citizens improve digital media literacy.”

These “diverse leaders” include head honchos at the likes of Google, Microsoft, Interpol, and a number of government ministers. Another coalition member is Yoti, a company that strives to make the internet a safer place. How so? Through the use of digital IDs.

The dangers posed by digital IDs cannot be emphasized enough. As the researcher Brett Solomon—a man “who has tracked the advantages and perils of technology for human rights” for well over a decade—previously noted, the mass rollout of digital IDs “poses one of the gravest risks to human rights of any technology that we have encountered.”

As we rush “headlong into a future where new technologies will converge to make this risk much more severe,” we must prepare ourselves for the dawn of “near-perfect facial recognition technology and other identifiers, from the human gait to breath to iris,” according to Solomon.

Israel Bolsters Air Defenses - Fears Of Imminent Iranian Attack

Fearing Imminent Iranian Attack, Israel Bolsters Air Defenses, Tells Citizens to Leave Turkey
Israel Today Staff

Israel is fairly certain that Iran plans to attack very soon. And it is taking every precaution given the different ways the Islamic Republic could strike.

The heightened level of alert follows the recent assassination of a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander in Tehran. Israel is believed to be behind the hit.

On Monday, some 100 Israelis currently vacationing or traveling on business in Turkey received text messages from the Israeli defense establishment urging them to keep a low profile and return home at the earliest opportunity.

Specific intelligence suggested Iran would try to either abduct or kill Israelis traveling abroad. Iranian state media ran a segment identifying five leading Israeli hi-tech and cyber security figures it says are “wanted.”

The Iranian retribution could also come from its forces and proxies in Syria and Lebanon, most likely in the form of surface-to-surface missiles.

In preparation, Israel on Monday beefed up its anti-missile defenses in the north of the country, according to Kan News.

UN/WEF: Putin's Blockade Of Ukraine Ports A 'Declaration Of War'

Putin's Blockade Of Ukraine Ports A "Declaration Of War", UN Warns


In a Monday virtual address before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky urged Western countries to impose "maximum economic sanctions" against Russia.

"The world is united because of threats, the war, Russian aggression. I don’t want you to lose this unity," Zelensky stated in the keynote address which was met with enthusiastic applause in approval. He called for measures which he said have still yet to be imposed, including a ban on Western companies operating in Russia. His words came simultaneous to a UN official at the WEF stressing that Russia's continued blockade on Ukraine ports amounts to a "declaration of war" by Putin on Ukraine and broader humanity:

Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s ports is a “declaration of war” that threatens to trigger mass migration and a global food crisis, a United Nations official said, adding to the dire warnings on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Zelensky's remarks sought to push Europe and global powers led by the US to implement a full embargo on Russian oil, to bar Russian banks global systems with zero exemptions, for companies to abandon Russia IT sector, and for a ban on all trade with Russia.

Calling for a total withdrawal of foreign companies from Russia, Zelensky said via a translator: "This is what sanctions should be: They should be maximum, so that Russia and every other potential aggressor that wants to wage a brutal war against its neighbor would clearly know the immediate consequences of their actions."

Reacting to the speech, Bloomberg said WEF efforts are crucial to transforming "Putin's Russia into a world pariah". It wrote this "can be particularly effective if seriously absorbed by the audience of the World Economic Forum, by the Olympus of managers, politicians, economists gathered in the Swiss Alps from all over the world."

On the same day David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations' World Food Programme said during a panel discussion that Russia's failure to reopen Ukraine's ports is in effect a "declaration of war" on the globe's food security. He said this also threatens to unleash an unprecedented migrant crisis:

“You don’t need to worry just about what’s happening to the east of you, you also need to worry about what’s happening to the south of you," he said.

"Every 1% increase in hunger leads to a 2% increase in migration."

But there's some practical realities such as basic safety and security of said ports before international shipping is willing to flock back to Ukraine and now heavily militarized Black Sea harbors.

Clearly, Vladimir Putin is about to exclusively be blamed by the West for the coming global food crisis, growing inflation and migration surge for years to come. But the Russian government has long pointed to Ukraine's placing mines along its coast, posing the greatest danger to foreign commercial ships and tankers.

As The Economist forecast in a dire gloom and doom frontpage story last week entitled, The coming food catastrophe, "The high cost of staple foods has already raised the number of people who cannot be sure of getting enough to eat by 440m, to 1.6bn. Nearly 250m are on the brink of famine. If, as is likely, the war drags on and supplies from Russia and Ukraine are limited, hundreds of millions more people could fall into poverty. Political unrest will spread, children will be stunted, and people will starve."

New Threats From Iran Expected To 'Inflict Heavy Damage' From 'Multi-Front Assault'

Rare publication of Israeli air defense alert follows concrete Iranian threat. Five prominent figures named

Israel’s unusual official announcement on May 30 of its heightened air defense alert was triggered by intelligence affirming Iran’s determination to make good this time on a vow of revenge for the shooting of Col. Hassan Kodaei on May 23.  It was reinforced on Monday afternoon, when Iranian media named five Israel intelligence and tech experts who with their families and colleagues are now in Iran’s sights:

  1. Maj. Gen. (Res) Amos Malka, Military Intelligence (AMAN) Chief from 1998 to 2001 is accused of business deals in the last 20 years involving security high-tech firms.
  2. Amir Levinthal, founder and CEO of the Cylus cyber company that secures rail systems. According to the Fars news agency, Levinthal is a former member of AMAN.
  3. Gal Ganot, graduate of the IDF’s high tech 8200 Unit and director of a company that does work for the Mossad.
  4. Inbar Arieli, founder of that Synthesis high-tech company. She is rated one of the 100 most influential members of the “Zionist Entity’s new tech elite.” She too served in the 8200 Unit.
  5. Amit Meltzer, described as an expert in cyber defense who is the architect of those systems in the use of Israel, the US and Singapore

The Kodeai hit was cited on Monday by Revolutionary Guards commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami when he pledged to avenge his death during a visit to the victim’s parents. However, a subsequent attack two days later – this one on the Parchin military complex, that was attributed by American sources to Israel – was the tipping point for Tehran. Helicopters packed with explosives struck a plant producing UAVs. Most galling of all for the Islamic Republic was that both attacks were inside jobs carried out from within its borders.

Col. Kodaei was head of the IRGC’s clandestine Qods Force’s Unit 840, which is charged with acts of terror against Israeli targets. He was not the first high-profile Iranian whose assassination was attributed to Israel. But in previous cases, including the mastermind of Iran’s nuclear program, Mohsen Farizadeh, in November 2020, Israel maintained silence on its security preparations.

This time is different in that Iran’s threats – including and a real threat to Israelis visiting Turkey – are being taken with extreme seriousness on three scores:

  • On Saturday, Iran opened up a secret underground depot housing some 100 advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (see photo) to demonstrate its capacity to settle accounts with Israel on a large scale. It will be hard to back down on vows of revenge after this display.
  • This and other intelligence strongly indicate that Iran will not be content with a small operation but is rather bent on inflicting heavy damage.
  • Security sources infer this additionally from the restraint displayed by the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the face of Israel’s Flag Parade on Jerusalem Day despite threats of rocket fire and other payback. Both were apparently directed from Tehran to hold their fire and wait to join the multi-front assault coming to Israel.

Iranian media publishes list of targeted Israelis

Israel National News

Iran's Fars news agency published on Sunday the names of five Israeli businessmen it claimed are "in hiding" because they are known to Iranian intelligence agencies.

The publication comes as Iran threatens to retaliate for the assassination of an IRGC commander last week.

The article is titled “Zionists who must live in secret,” and claims that the five and their families are followed day and night by Iranian agents.

The five were identified as former head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate and founder and chairman of Nyotron Information Security and Spire Security Solutions, Amos Malka; cybersecurity expert and Cylus CEO Amir Levental, former senior officer in the IDF’s 8200 intelligence unit and Analiza Education Center CEO Gal Ganot, former 8200 officer and tech executive Inbal Arieli; and cyber expert Amit Meltzer.

The report called them "experts in the field of military, security, defense, cyber and technology of the interim Zionist regime," and stated that they had taken part in "sabotage against Islamic countries and the assassination of activists of the Islamic Resistance."

A picture of the five with the word "wanted" was published with the article.

An Iranian general accused Israel of carrying out last week’s assassination of an officer from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force in Tehran, vowing Iran would take revenge against “the Zionists”.

Major General Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, met with the family of Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei on Monday, offering his condolences and pledging to take revenge against those responsible for Khodaei’s death.

“God willing, we will take revenge on our enemies," Salami said, accusing Israel of carrying out the assassination, according to a report by Iran’s IRNAmedia outlet.

“The martyrs slain by the Zionists are very high-ranking martyrs with a much higher status, because they were martyred by the worst people, and God willing, we will take our revenge for his death on our enemies.”

On Monday, Israel’s National Security Council issued a travel advisory, warning Israelis against traveling to Turkey and other states bordering Iran, citing Tehran’s recent threats.

One Of Largest Egg Factories In U.S. Torched By Fire - Cause A 'Mystery'

One Of The Largest Egg Factories In US Torched In The Middle Of The Night Amid Outbreak Of Fires In Food Processing Facilities Across The Nation

A barn that housed tens of thousands of chickens on Forsman Farm in Howard Lake, Minnesota, one of the nation’s largest egg producers, was set aflame late Saturday night.

According to Forsman Farms, which provides more than three million eggs to the largest retailers in the country, the cause of the fire remains a mystery as investigators evaluate the scene to determine how the barn was set ablaze.

Law enforcement officials estimate at least 200,000 chickens were killed in the massive flame.

While the fire left extensive damage to the property, no injuries were reported.

The fire at the commercial egg farm in Minnesota is the latest food production facility to mysteriously go up in smoke over the past year as inventory on store shelves across the United States become increasingly bare amid a fertilizer and food shortage and historic inflation.

Lockdowns And The Great Reset

Lockdowns Part of a ‘Battle’ Between God-Given Rights and Collectivism: Author
 Gary Bai and David Zhang

An author is warning that the world’s current response to monkeypox in the form of lockdowns is signaling a road back to lockdowns, which she calls the “conditioning” of Americans toward a socialist society.

Cheryl Chumley, the author of “LOCKDOWN: The Socialist Plan to Take Away Your Freedom” and an opinion editor at The Washington Times, told Epoch TV’s “China Insider” program.

According to the author, the current government and media reactions in response to monkeypox parallel a pattern of signals that led to COVID lockdowns.

“If you watched as we moved from the coronavirus to the various variants, and now here we are with the media drumming up fear and hysteria about the monkeypox,” Chumley said. “It seems to be leading that way. And that’s not just me taking a guess. It’s some of these health bureaucrats that favored lockdowns, in the beginning [of COVID], 2-plus years ago, who are saying the same [things].”

The threat of lockdowns, Chumley said, goes beyond lockdowns themselves.

“It wasn’t just the lockdowns that were the threat to liberty,” she said. “It was the conditioning of American citizens, in particular, to move from a mindset where our rights come from God based on individual rights, and moving into more of a realm of collectivism, where we care more about other people and other people’s perceptions than we do our own critical thinking and our own self determinations.”

According to Chumley, the world, in responding to crises like COVID and monkeypox, is undergoing a “battle” between “those who love freedom as it comes from a creator as it’s rooted in individualism” and those “who want to use this pandemic and the fear with it to create a big collectivist society.”

The latter, Chumley said, is represented by people like Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum and the author of “Covid-19: The Great Reset.”

“Thanks also to the leadership of China in terms of fighting the pandemic, in terms of reinvigorating its economy, we have now a window of opportunity to create this global reset which we all need,” Schwab said in a virtual speech delivered to the 2020 Beijing Forum, the WEF meeting in China. “We have now a window of opportunity to create this global reset which we all need.”

“The idea is to take this pandemic and to piggyback it or platform it into something even greater, that can reset the entire world’s economies and reset the entire world’s societies,” Chumley said.

Chumley stated that this form of collectivism that Schwab is advocating is a form of socialism, which has been seeping for decades through America’s institutions in numerous ways.The author’s comments come as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently raised its travel advisory from Level 1 (“Practice Usual Precautions”) to Level 2 (“Practice Enhanced Precautions”) due to reported monkeypox cases in Europe, North America, and Australia. The CDC advises that the “risk to the general public is low” at this moment.

The Making Of A Global Dictator

The Making of a Global Dictator

Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), is a former member of the UN Advisory Board on Sustainable Development. He is also the leader of “The Great Reset”, and sees himself as the dictator of the new world order.

The WEF meets annually in Davos, Switzerland, and includes CEOs, cultural and political leaders, billionaires, and other globalists of renown.

They discuss gender equality, climate change, and the reworking of capitalism into a more feudalistic economic system they call stakeholder capitalism.

The WEF website states, “The non-profit organization’s aim is to engage the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”

Transitioning Capitalism Into Socialism

The “Great Reset” is a term coined in a 2011 book by economist Richard Florida and enthusiastically embraced by Schwab in the context of the United Nation’s Agenda 2030.

They plan to determine “the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models, and the management of the global commons.” They plan to transform the social, economic, and political structure of the world’s “operating systems” – capitalism, the free market, and democracy.

“Stakeholder capitalism” – with the private sector tightly controlled by the government – will replace capitalism. The free market is considered unfair and skewed to the advantage of an exploitive business class. Democracy is regarded as an inefficient political arrangement. It fails since it relies on the incapacity of the common man to know what’s best for him.

Dictators are arrogant.

The WEF philosopher, Yuval Noah Harari, says “humans are [good] for nothing and elites need to surveil them digitally.

During a 2018 presentation at the annual World Economic Forum meeting, titled, Will the Future Be Human? Harari said he sees a future where info-tech and bio-tech merge, allowing the hacking of humans.

Harari claims the algorithms will know humans better than they know themselves.

Here he is:


Nuclear Threats From The East

Nuclear Threats from the East
Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones: This past month Russia paraded a giant thermonuclear missile and smaller Iskander-M missile launchers through Moscow’s Red Square. The monster thermonuclear RS-24 Yars ballistic missile carries ten nuclear warheads, each of which weighs 15 tons apiece. The missile can travel at nearly 15,000 miles an hour and is capable of obliterating targets some 7,450 miles away, basically hitting any target in the world. Russia marched this behemoth through Moscow’s streets under the threat of their Defense Minister who declared that Russia would use their nuclear weapons should any nation arm Ukraine. Well, the Western nations have been arming Ukraine and are being very vocal about it.

Will Russia follow through on its threat to nuke those nations helping Ukraine?

Tim Moore: Russia is going to continue to threaten and rattle their saber. Making such threats places the world in great peril because you never know how far events can escalate and get out of control.

What people sometimes don’t understand is that Russia holds to a military doctrine of first use. The United States has declared that we would never again be the first nation to use a nuclear weapon, though we reserve the right to respond accordingly. But, Russia has a plan to use nuclear weapons should they ever feel like they are being backed into a corner or are existentially threatened. Over and over again in these past weeks during the war in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and others in Russia have accused that they feel so threatened. They have been claiming that the West has been threatening them, so we better be warned. And so, the saber-rattling has not just been about lip service. The risk is very real that the nuclear threat could escalate catastrophically.

Nathan Jones: Russia calls this first-strike doctrine the Escalate to De-escalate Doctrine. Their strategy involves escalating the threat to guarantee a win. They trot out the nuclear threat early in the hopes of making their enemies back down. And, it works!

What situation do we have in the West right now? We’ve got a proliferation of weak leaders who are incapable of standing up to threats...The West just doesn’t have a backbone anymore. This situation is very reminiscent of World War Two when the UK’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and the other European leaders of that era allowed Hitler to run amok before they actually stood up and elected leaders who would fight.

What makes Russia’s nuclear threat an even more dire condition involves how China has begun to now threaten to use nuclear weapons should the West protect Taiwan. North Korea also has been threatening war by launching missile tests.

Nathan Jones: Does the Bible portray the use of nuclear weapons?

Yes, the Bible in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 reveals how God’s restraining influence during this age of the Church will at some point be removed. I believe that restraining influence is the Holy Spirit’s work through the Church for as long as the Church is on this earth. God has been holding people back from doing whatever evil inclinations their hearts wish to commit. All of our greatest evil and wickedness have been stemmed by God. The Lord has also been holding mankind back from acting on our desire to annihilate ourselves.

Over 2,500 nuclear missiles stand ready to launch at any given time, and that’s a small amount compared to the tens of thousands of nuclear weapons that are out there. One of those missiles, in particular, is prophesied to launch. We read in Isaiah 17:14 about how Damascus, which is the oldest city in the world, will in one evening be destroyed: “Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no more.” Tie that prophecy in with Jeremiah 49 and it reads as a prophecy that foretells the day when Israel will have to defend itself from an existential threat. Israel has what’s called the Samson Option. When Israel feels threatened existentially, it will release its nuclear weapons. In these passages, we read about how the city of Damascus will be destroyed in just one evening by Israel. You can bomb a city for quite a while and not totally destroy it, but to make it uninhabitable forever, these passages do seem to indicate that Israel will use a nuclear weapon.

The most revealing prophecy concerning mankind’s eventual use of nuclear weapons is contained in the Sixth Seal Judgment as read in Revelation 6:14-15. “Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains…”

If you’ve ever watched a video of a nuclear blast being tested, the explosion looks like a scroll rolling up. Sure, God could be employing supernatural means in the Sixth Seal Judgment, but it seems very evident that when the Antichrist comes to rise to power that in order to consolidate his empire he will release another world war upon the earth, and it’s clear that he also uses nuclear weapons to put down many of his enemies.

Other passages in the Bible, such as Zechariah 14:12; Luke 21:26; Revelation 8:7 and 9:18 all prophesy what sounds very much like a nuclear holocaust. Nuclear war will come to this world one day. I think it’s rather a definite that it will come to this world.

Tim Moore: Also, the First and Fifth Bowl Judgments of Revelation 16 talk about how the Tribulation inhabitants will be all covered with loathsome sores, which seem to be a manifestation of fallout from nuclear radiation.


Hunger Games:

Hunger games: How the world's farmers have become collateral victims of sanctions against Russia

The rush to impose sanctions on Russia, and the departure of scores of companies from the country, following the launch of the military operation in Ukraine was done with a specific calculus: To devastate the Russian economy. However, in a globalized world where everything is linked, all actions have consequences.

Russia is one of the world’s leading exporters of fertilizers. According to the Fertilizer Institute in the US, in terms of the global export market, Russia accountsfor 23% of ammonia, 14% of urea, and 21% of potash, as well as 10% of processed phosphate exports.

The World Bank’s Fertilizer Price Index rose nearly 10% in the first quarter of 2022, to an all-time high in nominal terms. The increase follows last year’s 80% surge. According to the projections, the prices will rise by almost 70% this year before falling – presumably – twelve months hence.

Prices soar higher than ever

In April, the EU adopted another package of sanctions against Moscow that included a ban on the import of fertilizers – plus, vessels registered under the Russian flag were banned from EU ports. “Derogations are granted for agricultural and food products, humanitarian aid, and energy,” the bloc said. 

Back in March, the EU sanctioned another important fertilizer exporter for its role in the Ukraine conflict – Belarus. Potash, one of the major sectors for the country’s trade, was already under sanctions since 2021, when the EU decided to punish Belarus for alleged human rights abuses and artificially creating a migrant crisis – allegations that Minsk has denied.

Adding to the delivery disruption, since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, several major shipping companies, including the world’s biggest container ship operators – A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and Mediterranean Shipping Co. – suspended services to Russian ports. In response, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade advised fertilizer manufacturers to halt exports, citing transport “sabotage.”


China Condemns 'American Rules'

China condemns ‘American rules’

Beijing has once again hit out against Washington, stating that the US has “no right to talk about rules” after it has repeatedly broken them itself on numerous occasions.

During a daily press briefing on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian was asked to respond to the recent comments made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who stated that China posed “the most serious and long-term challenge” to the international order.

Zhao responded by saying that Blinken’s policy speech was “full of lies” and that it was, in fact, the US that posed the biggest challenge to the world. He noted that “rules-based international order” proposed by the US actually meant an international order based on “American rules,” which serves to uphold Washington’s interests and hegemony.

He noted that although China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi already condemned Blinken’s speech last week, it was important to list “some facts and figures” to help “understand the lies and hypocritical fallacy of the United States.”

As an example, Zhao pointed to the fact that since the end of World War II, the US had tried to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments and had grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 counties, citing William Bloom’s ‘Democracy: America’s Deadliest Export.’ He also noted that according to a report by Brown University, since 2001, wars and military operations launched by the US in the name of ‘counter-terrorism’ had claimed over 800,000 lives and generated over 20 million refugees from affected countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Zhao went on to state that the US is the biggest “destroyer of the international order” and that it only adheres to the concepts of “American exceptionalism” and the “America-centric theory.” 

He added that Washington’s proclivity to break contracts and come in and out of international groups at will has essentially become the norm, noting that since the 1980s the US has withdrawn from 17 international organizations and agreements, including the UN Human Rights Council, World Health Organization, UNESCO and other treaties.

The United States has openly disguised itself as a "referee" of international rules, using the so-called "flashlight" of the rules to shine on others, ignoring its own "darkness under the lights." When US politicians plausibly hold the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to talk about things, I wonder if they know that the US is not even a party to the UNCLOS."

He stressed that the US had “no right to talk about rules at all” or accuse anyone of breaking international laws, since it is Washington that constantly breaks the rules and does it more than anyone else. Zhao added that the US only respects the rules when they serve its interests and hegemony, and completely disregards them if they don’t.

"I would like to ask the US a few questions: When the US recklessly wages wars against sovereign nations and engages in ‘colored revolutions,’ what exactly are the rules?” asked Zhao. He also pointed to how the US “aggressively imposed illegal unilateral sanctions and ensnared the people of those countries,” defaulted on $1 billion in dues to the UN and $1.4 billion to peacekeeping efforts, and attempted to create an “Indo-pacific version of NATO”, which would devastate security in the region and undermine the international nuclear non-proliferation system.

Zhao concluded by stating the US is “the epitome of coercive diplomacy,” which places domestic laws above international rules and indiscriminately imposes illegal unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction on sovereign countries.

Rare 30-Plane Chinese PLA Force Buzzes Taiwan In Fresh 'Warning'

Rare 30-Plane Chinese PLA Force Buzzes Taiwan In Fresh 'Warning'

On Monday Taiwan scrambled fighter jets to warn away a massive grouping of Chinese PLA aircraft which breached the island's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)

While such threatening PLA maneuvers in airspace near Taiwan have lately been a frequent occurrence, this fresh incident included a reported 30 Chinese aircraft at once, which is rare for a single occurrence.

According to a Bloomberg review, Monday's breach of the southwest ADIZ may have been among the top three single largest breaches on record.

"The PLA aircraft conducted 56 flights near Taiwan on Oct. 4 2021, the highest number on record; the highest number in 2022 was 39 on Jan. 23," Bloomberg notes.

Beijing has sent jets near the island as a 'warning' to Taipei pro-independence leaders almost weekly for the past two years.

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Like prior ones, this latest breach happened near the disputed Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.

According to further details from Taiwan's defense ministry:

The latest Chinese mission included 22 fighters, as well as electronic warfare, early warning and antisubmarine aircraft, the Taiwan ministry said.

The aircraft flew in an area to the northeast of the Pratas, according to a map the ministry provided, though far from Taiwan itself.

Taiwan sent combat aircraft to warn away the Chinese aircraft, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them, the ministry said.

Typically long-range bombers are also deployed, but these seem to have been absent in this latest incursion. Beijing, however, sees the flights as being conducted purely in international airspace or even it's own airspace - as the area in question is just off the Chinese mainland's coast.

Days ago a statement from the PLA's Eastern Command denounced "collusion" between Taiwan and the United States. It issued a "solemn warning" while also launching snap war drills near the island.

This after President Joe Biden in deeply provocative remarks pledged the US would "defend" Taiwan if under attack by Chinese forces; however, the White House was quick to follow by saying there's been no change in the One China policy or its approach of "strategic ambiguity".