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July 25, 2021

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2021-057

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Posted by b on July 25, 2021 at 13:33 UTC | Permalink

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The UK government during Tory Theresa May's reign planned to euthanize its elderly population during a pandemic leaked papers have shown. This continues the longstanding practice by UK elites to eliminate segments of the populace that goes back many hundreds of years. IMO, that's a far higher crime than anything Assange is accused of, yet the perpetrators walk free.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 31 2021 20:30 utc | 201

John Cleary

Thank you for the links. Nicola Sturgeon is a pathetic little corgy and has no intention of striving for Scottish independence from the clutches of that bleak queen. I thought I should include an extract from your top link:

The Queen vigorously protects a longstanding convention that her communications with government ministers are kept secret. So, too, does the Scottish government: it has repeatedly refused to publish royal correspondence, claiming it would damage the public interest to do so, and introduced strict rules on releasing information affecting the royal family.

So much for Scottish aspirations for independence, it is an empty gesture if not a complete sham. And queenie knows it.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jul 31 2021 21:59 utc | 202

The bunya nut republic does it again: in this brief Australein Govt ad you will find some mirth and severe irony.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Aug 1 2021 2:04 utc | 203

Russia Closes Syrian Skies for Israel reports NEO.

According to many experts, Israel has made a step too far too far in defending its interests in Syria, which has sharpened Moscow’s attitude against such actions. Eventually, Russia got fed up with this, and in the last raid, the Israeli missiles were met by Russian-made anti-aircraft systems, shooting down seven of the eight missiles.

For example, last week, Israel carried out three airstrikes in central and northern Syria – all three relatively close to Russian military forces. On July 22, however, the Israeli Air Force failed in its latest airstrike attempt against Syria, launching an attack against what it percieved as an Iran base in Al-Qusayr in Homs Governorate. The F-16s made run over the target from Lebanon (northeast of Beirut) and fired Delilah cruise missiles and SPIKE-1000 guided bombs produced by Israel’s Rafael. But this time, the Syrian air defense squads with the Russian Buk SAMs entered the fray. They succeeded in completely repelling the attack of the Israeli aggressor and successfully intercepted the best bombs and missiles Israel could produce.

Note that this is Israel’s second failure in the last week: On July 20, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attacked As-Safir in the Aleppo Governorate, and Russian air defense systems destroyed the missiles.

That is good news and is absolutely necessary in restoring public safety and confidence in its leadership. These constant Israeli terrorist attacks against Syria are designed to shatter the redevelopment of Syria, the restoration of civil infrastructure and to maintain the seige over its economy. Israel perpetrates these crimes against humanity in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon at the very least and needs to be strenuously deterred.

The fact that Russia has abandoned its tacit neutrality with regard to Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) air operations in Syria was recently reported by the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, which also reported that Moscow would supply the Syrian government with more advanced military hardware so that it will be able to repel Israeli cross-border attacks and close the Syrian sky from its air force.

Note that in recent years the Israel Defense Force has been striking at various parts of the country freely, leading researchers to believe the version about the alleged gentlemen’s agreements between Russia and Israel on this matter. However, after the Israeli side continued to ignore the agreements with Russia on Syria, Moscow began to support the Syrian forces more actively, almost completely repelling the Israeli attacks on the Arab Republic. According to some analysts, it was a warning to the Israeli side that after the first missiles were destroyed, the Israeli planes would be shot down as well, as the Israeli and Arab media directly hinted.

The author, Vladimir Platov, expands on his core theme and seems to tread into dodgy ground with the following:

Israeli journalists do not exclude the possibility that such steps may be carried out with the consent of the United States. They link such assumptions to the negotiations between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. Russia has always been calculating its reactions in the past because Tel Aviv coordinates all its actions with Washington. However, judging by current contacts with the American side, the impression in Tel Aviv is that Moscow has received confirmation that Washington does not like the ongoing Israeli raids. The American news portal Washington Free Beacon says that the Biden administration is walking back the United States’ historic recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region, previously announced by Donald Trump, because of its importance to Israel’s security.

Well Israeli journalists propagandists would say that I guess as a means of conniving a contrary statement from their dual citizen colleague Barney Blinken.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Aug 1 2021 3:23 utc | 204

@ uncle tungsten | Aug 1 2021 3:23 utc | 204 with the Syria/Russia/Occupied Palestine update...thanks

I was wondering where that was at and you answered my question...what will happen next?

As someone else wrote, the next step is for Syria use the Russian technology to track the plane back and destroy it....will we see it?

About the Biden/Putin discussion or not....Occupied Palestine is one of the elephants in the small room of geo-politics. How does one hold a conversation and not have Occupied Palestine as one of the assumptions, one of the undiscussed underpinnings of support for thus and such, or be a significant externality to any geo-political summary of context?

That said, one can only hope that we are watching a walk down/back of empire to some degree or another.....blessings to the human adults in the Situation Room

Posted by: psychohistorian | Aug 1 2021 3:48 utc | 205

@ 200 john cleary... thank you for those links and keeping us informed of just how corrupt the royal family is... i appreciate it...

Posted by: james | Aug 1 2021 4:12 utc | 206

uncle tungsten
I have noticed Democrats are less zionists than republicans in the US. Obama wasn't in the good books with nutty. Trump was a full on zionist. Nutty ignored Obama and went to the congress. Be interesting to see what happens.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Aug 1 2021 6:29 utc | 207

A bit here in the domestic news

Quite often see similar stuff in the news now. Rape of a sex worker. The oldest occupation, prostitution, now legalized in most or all of the western world. A commodity for those in the profession. Robbery, fraud ect - taking goods or services without paying for them. Unless violence is involved more a civil case, same as not paying for any other goods or services.
Seems 'sex workers' can have their cake and eat it too. Though perhaps it like stealing jewelry. Pinch a few glass beads, and perhaps a slap on the the wrist, but steal some expensive diamonds ....

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Aug 1 2021 6:38 utc | 208

uncle t and james, thank you both.

Just editorialising now, but I'd make a couple of points about this.

First, this is the Guardian newspaper, which we know is now the servant of MI6 in all things.

So this must be a limited hangout. In other words there is much more, and much worse, that they are not telling us about. They are giving us this little bit to vacinate against absolute disgust for the Windsor/Battenberg/Saxe-Coburg and Gotha gang.

Second, what chance is there of changing something where the dictator vets EVERYTHING in advance? They call this a "chilling effect" whereby the advance knowledge that you cannot prevail destroys any willingness to even try. She is constantly and persistently breaking the spirit of the people.

When she is but a ghastly memory her descendants are going to pay a horrible price for what she and her mother have done.

karlof1, reading your stuff about China it seems as though the CCP leadership have accepted that there must be a fight with the USA. Do you have any ideas as to how we can follow what is going on in the South China Sea?

Posted by: John Cleary | Aug 1 2021 8:51 utc | 209

Sorry, should be CPC. Don't want to be like Trump!

Posted by: John Cleary | Aug 1 2021 9:08 utc | 210

John Cleary @209--

By following the region's non-English media, and English language Chinese media, plus closely following the main regional organization involved--ASEAN. Yes, it does seem that CPC leaders would like to steer the conflict to that area.

Posted by: karlof1 | Aug 1 2021 16:53 utc | 211

karlof1, thank you. The only English language Chinese medium I know is Global Times.

Any others?

Posted by: John Cleary | Aug 1 2021 17:00 utc | 212

John Cleary @212--

In addition to Global Times,there's People's Daily Online and Xinhuanet, CGTN (China Global Television Network), and China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then there're provincial and megacity news platforms that I've yet to investigate. The first two are the voice of the CPC, which is why I follow their editorial lines closely.

Posted by: karlof1 | Aug 1 2021 22:03 utc | 213

John Cleary @212--

I think it wise to put together an article with links with an eye to prove the premise that the UK's Parliament isn't the sovereign, that Sovereignty resides with the Royalty. It seems you've provided enough evidence that just needs to be organized with a proper narrative. Thoughts?

Posted by: karlof1 | Aug 1 2021 22:35 utc | 214

Hello karlof1,

I appreciate the suggestion. I know from personal experience how difficult what you suggest is to pull off!

Let me give it some thought.

I did write a paper in 1997 titled "The Feudal Menace", and I might be able to produce something modeled around that. IF I can find a copy.

What I really need to get across is just how crafty are these people. Two examples come to mind.

1 "As a means of providing emoluments" the Whips in Parliament are members of the Queen's Household. Think about that.

2 Those corgis. One thing that struck me from the memoirs of Paul Burrell (Diana's Butler, formerly Buck Palace Footman responsible for the dogs) was how the Queen ALWAYS came along to feed the dogs. They were her bodyguards, but all the public see is a bunch of cuddly dogs.

Anyway, I digress. Let me give it some thought. And PLEASE offer any suggestions or thoughts of your own.

Posted by: John Cleary | Aug 3 2021 14:08 utc | 215

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