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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Biden's Bribe Tapes


OAN's Chanel Rion brings this exclusive investigation on the taped audio recordings between VP Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Poroshenko. The investigation that sparked Team Biden into high gear to silence. Part one of three in the series aired in 2020.


Part two of OAN's explosive and exclusive airing of the audio recordings as reported on by Chanel Rion between VP Joe Biden, Ukraine's President Poroshenko, and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Lies, coverups, and money - a classic corruption story continues. 


OAN's Exclusive reporting by Chanel Rion on the audio recordings of VP Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Poroshenko discussing the firing of Prosecutor General Victor Shokin looking into Hunter Biden. This explosive report was targeted by the entire Biden and media apparatus. Only to be proven not only true, but the most damning proof of just how corrupt the Biden family has been. First aired August 2020.


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Russia, Donbass and the Reality of Conflict in Ukraine

I just returned from my third trip to Russia, and my second trip to Donbas (now referring to the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk collectively) in about eight months. This time, I flew into lovely Tallinn, Estonia, and took what should be about a six-hour bus ride to St. Petersburg. In the end, my bus trip took me about 12 hours, due to a long wait in Customs on the Russian side of the border.

Having a U.S. passport and trying to pass the frontier from a hostile, NATO country into Russia during wartime got me immediately flagged for questioning. And then, it turned out I did not have all my papers in order as I was still without my journalist credential from the Russian Foreign Ministry, which was necessary given that I told the border patrol that I was traveling to do reporting. I was treated very nicely, though the long layover forced me to lose my bus that, understandably, went on without me.

However, sometimes we find opportunity in seemingly inconvenient detours, and that was true in this case. Thus, I became a witness to a number of Ukrainians, some of them entire families, trying to cross the border and to immigrate to Russia. Indeed, the only other type of passport (besides my U.S. passport) I saw amongst those held over for questioning and processing was the blue Ukrainian passport. This is evidence of an inconvenient fact to the Western narrative of the war that portrays Russia as an invader of Ukraine. In fact, many Ukrainians have an affinity for Russia and have voluntarily chosen to live there over the years.

Between 2014—the real start of the war when the Ukrainian government began attacking its own people in the Donbas—and the beginning of Russia’s intervention in February 2022, around one million Ukrainians had already immigrated to Russia. The fact that Ukrainians were going to live in Russia was reported in the mainstream press back then, with the BBC writing in September 2014 about some of the refugees while noting that “[s]eparatists in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk declared independence after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

Partisans fly Donetsk flag. [Source:]

Since the violence erupted, some 2,600 people have been killed and thousands more wounded. The city of Luhansk has been under siege by government forces for the past month and is without proper supplies of food and water.” The number of dead in this war would grow to 14,000 by February 2022, again before Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO) had even begun.

Around 1.3 million additional Ukrainians have immigrated to Russia since February 2022, making Russia the largest recipient of Ukrainian refugees in the world since the beginning of the SMO.

When I commented to one of the Russian border officials—Kirill is his name—about the stack of Ukrainian passports sitting on his desk, he made a point to tell me that they treat the Ukrainians coming in “as human beings.” When my contact in St Petersburg, Boris, was able to send a photo of my newly acquired press credential to Kirill, I was sent on my way with a handshake and was able to catch the next bus heading to St. Petersburg almost immediately.

Once in St. Petersburg, I went to Boris’s house for a short rest and then was off by car to Rostov-on-Don, the last Russian city before Donetsk. I was driven in a black Lexus by a kind Russian businessman named Vladimir along with German, the founder of the humanitarian aid group known as “Leningrad Volunteers.” The car was indeed loaded with humanitarian aid to take to Donbas. After some short introductions, and my dad joke about the “Lexus from Texas,” we were off on our 20-hour journey at a brisk pace of about 110 kilometers an hour.

We arrived in Rostov in the evening and checked into the Sholokhov Loft Hotel, named after Mikhail Sholokhov, Rostov’s favorite son who wrote the great novel And Quite Flows the Don. We were told that, until recently, a portrait of the titular head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, had adorned the lobby wall. They took this down after members of the Wagner Group invaded Rostov, putting fear in many of the residents. Now, the hotel only has Hollywood movie posters decorating the walls.

In the early afternoon the next day, my translator Sasha arrived from her hometown of Krasnodar, Russia, a seven-hour train ride from Rostov. Sasha, who is 22 years old, is a tiny red-headed woman who quickly turned out to be one of the most interesting people I met on my journey.

As Sasha explained to me, she has been supporting humanitarian work in Donbas since the age of 12. She told me that she derived her interest in this work from her grandmother who raised her in the “patriotic spirit” of the USSR. As Sasha explained, her parents were too busy working to do much raising of her at all. Sasha, who is from the mainland of Russia, attends the University of Donetsk to live in solidarity with the people who have been under attack there since 2014.

At age 22, Sasha, who wore open-toed sandals even when we traveled to the front lines, is one of the bravest people I have ever met, and she certainly disabused me of any notion that I was doing anything especially brave by going to the Donbas. But, of course, as Graham Greene once wrote, “with a return ticket, courage becomes an intellectual exercise” anyway.

We quickly set out on our approximately three or four-hour drive to Donetsk City, with a brief stop at a passport control office now run by the Russian Federation subsequent to the September 2022 referendum in which the people of Donetsk and three other Ukrainian republics voted to join Russia.

I was again questioned by officials at this stop, but for only 15 minutes or so. I just resigned myself to the fact that, as an American traveling through Russia at this time, I was not going to go through any border area without some level of questioning. However, the tone of the questioning was always friendly.

We arrived in Donetsk City, a small but lovely town along the Kalmius River, without incident. Our first stop was at the Leningrad Volunteers warehouse to unload some of the aid we had brought and to meet some of the local volunteers. Almost all of these volunteers are life-long residents of Donetsk, and nearly all of them wore military fatigues and have been fighting the Ukrainian forces as part of the Donetsk militia for years, many since the beginning of the conflict in 2014.

Members of the Donetsk militia escort Ukrainian prisoners of war in the Donbas. The militias have been fighting the Ukrainian Army, backed by the U.S., since the war really started in 2014. [Source:]

This is something I cannot impress upon the reader enough. While we are often told that these fighters in the Donbas are Russians or “Russian proxies,” this is simply not true. The lion’s share of fighters are locals of varying ages, some quite old, who have been fighting for their homes, families and survival since 2014.

While there have been Russian and international volunteers who have supported these forces—just as there were international volunteers who went to support the Republicans in Spain in the 1930s—they are mostly local.

Of course, this changed in February 2022 when Russia began the SMO. Nonetheless, the locals of Donetsk continue to fight, now alongside the Russian forces.

The lie of “Russian proxies” fighting in the Donbas after 2014 is actually one of the smaller ones of the Western mainstream press, for the claim at least acknowledges that there has been such fighting. Of course, the mainstream media have tried to convince us that there was never such fighting at all and that the Russian SMO beginning in February 2022 was completely “unprovoked.” This is the big lie that has been peddled in order to gain the consent of the Western populations to support Ukraine militarily.

What is also ignored is the fact that this war was escalating greatly before the beginning of the SMO and this escalation indeed provoked it. Thus, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a 57-member organization including many Western countries, including the United States, there were about 2,000 cease-fire violations in the Donbas just in the weekend before the SMO began on February 24, 2022.

In a rare moment of candor, Reuters reported on February 19, 2022, “Almost 2,000 ceasefire violations were registered in eastern Ukraine by monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Saturday, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday. Ukrainian government and separatist forces have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since 2014.”

Jacques Baud, a Swiss intelligence and security consultant and former NATO military analyst, further explains the precipitating events of the SMO:

“[A]s early as February 16, Joe Biden knew that the Ukrainians had begun shelling the civilian population of Donbass, putting Vladimir Putin in front of a difficult choice: to help Donbass militarily and create an international problem, or to stand by and watch the Russian-speaking people of Donbass being crushed.

…This is what he explained in his speech on February 21.

On that day, he agreed to the request of the Duma and recognized the independence of the two Donbass Republics and, at the same time, he signed friendship and assistance treaties with them.

The Ukrainian artillery bombardment of the Donbass population continued, and, on 23 February, the two Republics asked for military assistance from Russia. On 24 February, Vladimir Putin invoked Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, which provides for mutual military assistance in the framework of a defensive alliance.

In order to make the Russian intervention totally illegal in the eyes of the public we deliberately hid the fact that the war actually started on February 16. The Ukrainian army was preparing to attack the Donbass as early as 2021, as some Russian and European intelligence services were well aware. Jurists will judge.”

Of course, none of this was news to the people I met in Donetsk, for they had been living this reality for years. For example, Dimitri, a young resident of Donetsk who has been fighting since 2014 along with his mother and father, told me quite exasperatedly as he pointed to some of the weapons and ammunition behind him, “what is all this stuff doing here? Why have we been getting this since 2014? Because the war has been going on since then.”

Dimitri, who was studying at the university when the conflict began, can no longer fight due to injuries received in the war, including damage to his hearing which is evidenced by the earplugs he wears. He hopes he can go back to his studies.

Just a few days before my arrival in Donetsk, Dimitri’s apartment building was shelled by Ukrainian forces, just as it had been in 2016. Like many in Donetsk, he is used to quickly repairing the damage and going on with his life.

Dimitri took me to the Donetsk airport and nearby Orthodox church and monastery which were destroyed in fighting between the Ukrainian military and Donetsk militia forces back in 2014-2015. Dimitri participated in the fighting in this area back then, explaining that during that time, this was the area of the most intense fighting in the world. But you would not know this from the mainstream press coverage that had largely ignored this war before February 2022.

Bridge near the Donetsk airport which was destroyed in 2015 by Donetsk militia forces to prevent Ukrainian troops and tanks from crossing. [Source: Photo courtesy of Dan Kovalik]

One of the first individuals I interviewed in Donetsk was 36-year-old Vitaly, a big guy with a chubby, boyish face who wore a baseball hat with the red Soviet flag with the hammer and sickle. Vitaly, the father of three children, is from Donetsk and has been fighting there for four years, including in the very tough battle for the steel plant in Mariupol in the summer of 2022. He decided to take up arms after friends of his were killed by Ukrainian forces, including some who were killed by being burned alive by fascist forces—the same forces that, we are told, do not exist. Vitaly, referring to the mainstream Western media, laughed when saying, “they’ve been saying we’ve been shelling ourselves for nine years.”

Vitaly has personally fought against soldiers wearing Nazi insignia, and he is very clear that he is fighting fascism. Indeed, when I asked him what the Soviet flag on his hat meant to him, he said that it signified the defeat over Nazism, and he hopes he will contribute to this again.

When I asked him about claims that Russia had intervened with soldiers in the war prior to February 2022 as some allege, he adamantly denied this, as did everyone else I interviewed in Donetsk. However, he has witnessed the fact that Polish and UK soldiers have been fighting with the Ukrainian military since the beginning. Vitaly opined that, given what has transpired over the past nine years, he does not believe that the Donbas will ever return to Ukraine, and he certainly hopes it will not. Vitaly told me quite stoically that he believes he will not see peace in his lifetime.

During my stay in Donetsk, I twice had dinner with Anastasia, my interpreter during my first trip to the Donbas in November. Anastasia teaches at the University of Donetsk. She has been traveling around Russia, including to the far east, telling of what has been happening in the Donbas since 2014 because many in Russia themselves do not fully understand what has been going on. She told me that as she was recounting her story, she found herself reliving her trauma from nine years of war and feeling overwhelmed.

Anastasia’s parents and 13-year-old brother live near the front lines in the Donetsk Republic, and she worries greatly about them. Anastasia is glad that Russia has intervened in the conflict, and she indeed corrected me when I once referred to the Russian SMO as an “invasion,” telling me that Russia did not invade. Rather, they were invited and welcomed in. That does seem to be the prevailing view in Donetsk as far as I can tell.

During my five-day trip to Donetsk, I was taken to two cities within the conflict zone—Yasinovataya and Gorlovka. I was required to wear body armor and a helmet during this journey, though wearing a seatbelt was optional, if not frowned upon.

While Donetsk City, which certainly sees its share of shelling, is largely intact and with teeming traffic and a brisk restaurant and café scene, once we got out of the city, this changed pretty quickly.

Yasinovataya showed signs of great destruction, and I was told that a lot of this dated back to 2014. The destruction going back that far included a machine factory which is now being used as a base of operations for Donetsk forces and the adjacent administrative building which looks like it could have been an opera house before it was shelled.

For its part, the city center of Gorlovka looked largely unmolested with signs of street life and even had an old trolley, clearly from the Soviet era, running through the center of town. But the outskirts of Gorlovka certainly showed signs of war. In both cities, one could frequently hear the sounds of shelling in the distance.

In Gorlovka, we met with Nikoli, nicknamed “Heavy.” Nikoli looks like a Greek god, standing at probably 6 feet, 5 inches, and all muscle. I joked with him while I was standing next to him that I felt like I was appearing next to Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. He got the joke and laughed. While a giant of a man, he seemed very nice and with a strong moral compass.

He led us to a makeshift Orthodox chapel in the cafeteria of what was a school, but which is now the base of operations for his Donetsk militia forces. He told us that, even now after the SMO began, about 90% of the forces in Gorlovka are still local Donetsk soldiers, and the other 10% are Russians. Again, this is something we rarely get a sense of from the mainstream press.

Nikoli, while sitting in front of the makeshift chapel, explained that, while he still considers himself Ukrainian—after all he was born in Ukraine—he said that Donetsk would never go back to Ukraine because Ukraine had “acted against God” when it began to attack its own people in the Donbas. He made it clear that he was prepared to fight to the end to ensure the survival of the people of Donetsk, and I had no doubt that he was telling the truth about that.

At my request, I met with the First Secretary of the Donetsk section of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), Boris Litvinov. Boris, who has also served in the Donetsk parliament, explained that the Communist Party under his leadership had been one of the leaders and initiators of the 2014 Referendum in which the people of Donetsk voted to become an autonomous republic and leave Ukraine.

According to Boris, about 100 members of the Donetsk section of the CPRF are serving on the front lines of the conflict. Indeed, as Boris explained, the CPRF supports the Russian SMO, only wishing that it had commenced in 2014. Boris is clear that the war in Ukraine is one over the very survival of Russia (regardless of whether it is capitalist or socialist) and that Russia is fighting the collective West that wants to destroy Russia.

Boris compares the fight in the Donbas to the fight of the Republicans against the fascists in Spain in the 1930s, and he says that there are international fighters from all over the world (Americans, Israelis, Spanish and Colombians, for example) who are fighting alongside the people of Donbas against the fascists just as international fighters helped in Spain.

The last person I interviewed, again at my own request, was Olga Tseselskaya, assistant to the head of the Union of Women of the Republic of Donetsk and First Secretary of the Mothers’ United organization. The Mothers’ United organization, which has 6,000 members throughout the Donetsk Republic, advocates for and provides social services to the mothers of children killed in the conflict since 2014.

I was excited that Olga opened our discussion by saying that she was glad to be talking to someone from Pittsburgh because Pittsburgh and Donetsk City had once been sister cities.

I asked Olga about how she viewed the Russian forces now in Donetsk, and she made it clear that she supported their presence in Donetsk and believed that they were treating the population well. She adamantly denied the claims of mass rape made against the Russians earlier in the conflict.

Of course, it should be noted that the Ukrainian parliament’s commissioner for human rights, Lyudmila Denisova, who was the source of these claims, was ultimately fired because her claims were found to be unverified and without substantiation, but again the Western media has barely reported on that fact.

When I asked Olga whether she agreed with some Western peace groups, such as the Stop the War Coalition in the UK, that Russia should pull its troops out of the Donbas, she disagreed, saying that she hates to think what would happen to the people of the Donbas if they did.

I think that this is something the people of the West need to come to grips with; that the government of Ukraine has done great violence against its own people in the Donbas, and that the people of the Donbas had every right to choose to leave Ukraine and join Russia. If Westerners understood this reality, they would think twice about “standing with” and continuing to arm Ukraine.

Daniel Kovalik graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1993. He then served as in-house counsel for the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW) until 2019. 

Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia.

He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects. He is the author of several books including The Plot To Overthrow Venezuela, How The US Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil, which includes a Foreword by Oliver Stone.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Chinese “Godmode” Access Into US Elections

More evidence of Chinese tampering in the 2020 Election. Elements within our government have been hiding the fact that 3rd party contractors based in China were involved in fixing the election results in Los Angels.  

Here’s presentation at Mike Lindell’s 2023 Election Summit in Missouri on Thursday about Konnech, Inc, which provided election back office infrastructure systems for election departments throughout the US and internationally.

Chinese “GodMode” Access into US Elections – the Konnech Story – the Pit & the Corrupt FBI 

Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of True the Vote discovered that all of this US election data was residing on Chinese servers and that back doors could be created in these machines through the microchips and motherboards installed on them.

Cyber expert, Clay Parikh explains, “Once you get the back end, that’s something that even if you go and audit the machine it means it’s not going to be detectable and that’s where they can manipulate the numbers…It’s the brain of the whole election system, accessible via backdoor.”

The Konnech’s Pollchief software was found to connect to Scytl software through an Application Programming Interface (API), so that even if your state had only contracted with Konnech, they were inadvertently connecting with Scytl and possibly others.

It was found that Konnech employees in China had “superadministration privileges” for all Pollchief clients, giving them full control at the root level of the operating systems. This is also known as “God Mode”. In other words, Chinese contractors had complete access to US voting machines.

Catherine and Greg alerted the Detroit office of the FBI but after a year and a half nothing happened. Then,  they received a call from the Detroit field office agents, saying “Washington is coming to shut this down.” Two DOJ attorneys came and shut down the investigation, threatening Catherine and Greg that they would be charged with improperly accessing a Chinese server – which was untrue, as the server was wide open, with no security, whatsoever.

“This is what we’re dealing with: elements within our government are covering-up and facilitating Chinese penetration of our election infrastructure.”

Catherine and Greg went public a year ago with this information at the Pit – and we now learn, Assistant US Attorney Eric Neff from Los Angeles was present. After Neff saw the information presented at the Pit, he initiated Grand Jury proceedings, which led to the arrest and extradition of Eugene Yu to Los Angeles.

But a week after Yu’s arrest, Soros-financed LA District Attorney, George Gascon dropped the charges and we haven’t heard a peep about Konnech since.

Meanwhile, Catherine and Greg were jailed for contempt for not revealing the identity of their confidential source, which was reversed by a 5th Circuit Judge a week later. Then, Eugene Yu filed a frivolous defamation lawsuit against them, which was dropped 6 months later.

The main power that we have is to expose this through a public records request and we must exercise that power. Everybody should be peppering their election departments for any information regarding Konnech, Scytl and Dominion.

Contributed by Alexandra Bruce for Forbidden Knowlege

Related Information:

 At the recent Aug. 16-17, 2023 Election Summit, new technology was introduced that can monitor and report on any devices that may be illegally linked into the voting system.  This will prevent further tampering at each polling center.  This new device is called a WMD – Wireless Monitoring Device. The WMD was tested live at the summit. 

 Watch the Mike Lindell video

Election Summit, The Plan. (20 min)

Software CEO arrested for allegedly storing election worker info on Chinese servers

Los Angeles DA assembles new team to investigate Konnech founder Eugene Yu

Johnson County reports Konnech allowed third-party access to election worker information

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Imran Khan and the ‘Successful’ Outcome of U.S. ‘Interference’ in Pakistan: Fascism Under a Totalitarian Military Dictatorship

August 14, 2023

So, my friends and comrades in virtually the entire Pakistani Left spent more than a year mocking at least 80 percent of the country’s population for believing former Prime Minister Imran Khan about American ‘interference’ (to put it mildly) in Pakistan’s internal politics, and more specifically about removing him from office.

My comrades’ contributions to political life since Khan was ousted from power in April of 2022 have been a fanatical obsession with the man, an understandable deeply emotional envy of the tens of millions of people he was mobilizing, and a crazed fixation to convince the ‘Western Left’ that Khan isn’t really that popular (Democracy Now) and is no ‘anti-imperialist hero’ (Jacobin) – who cares about engaging other outsiders like suffering Kashmiris or Palestinians under occupation for whom Khan took a strong stand (apparently the ‘Western Left’ is just much more important). I guess my comrades thought that these were the most productive strategies to ‘liberate’ the Pakistani ‘working class.’

Ultimately, the Left with which I’ve always identified has facilitated not merely the return of the ‘ancient regime’ of kleptocratic politicians and an all-powerful military establishment, but the most fascist face of these two forces that the country has ever witnessed. We are now in a ruthless military dictatorship which is wholeheartedly supported by the two dynastic political parties akin to more like personal feudal fiefdoms which have taken turns in plundering and impoverishing the country since the late 1980s/early 1990s.

The new fascist regime has decimated the, by far and away, largest and most popular political party in the country, disappeared, arrested, illegally detained, tortured, sexually abused, and killed tens of thousands of not primarily men, but women, children, and the elderly – anyone that even remotely had any association with Khan’s political party, which included mothers, grand-mothers, children, neighbors, friends, etc. All of this was done in a deliberate and calculated way, and even though Democracy Now informed us that Khan’s views on women are identical to the Taliban, the majority of supporters of Khan are women, not men.

Do We Understand Each Other? What Future Are We Leaving to Our Children?

Pakistani journalists have been hunted down and killed as far away as in Kenya, forget about their mass disappearances, torture, and killing within Pakistan itself. And the final act being, since they failed in their assassination attempts, to throw Khan in a remote, wretched jail cell in which he can barely fit – to thoroughly and barbarically humiliate him.

The point was to strike so much terror in the population, and to show us that if this can be done to Imran Khan, then anyone and everyone is fair game to be disappeared, tortured, or killed.

Where has our Left been during all of this? Why were my comrades not confronting the ‘establishment’ we’ve always railed against? You had the most direct and persistent people’s confrontation with the sadistic military elite in the nation’s history (joined by many soldiers and junior and mid-rank officers, many former students of mine), and there was an astonishing absence of any of our Left in this struggle of many months.

This has and has not been about Khan. This is about Khan because he helped to politicize a society, the level of mass politicization not seen since the late 1960s/early 1970s. The popular reaction to his ouster from power, unlike any previous ouster of the country’s prime ministers (all of which elicited absolute indifference from the population precisely because civilian rule was not different for them from military rule – both were equally corrupt and repressive), literally shocked everyone (including Khan himself): tens of millions of people mobilizing and demonstrating in every corner of the country of 240 million.

And it is not about Khan because, since April 2022, each month you could see a population (the vast majority demonstrating were not card-carrying members of Khan’s party and had myriad criticisms of his term in power) becoming even more radically opposed to the cruelties and injustices of the social and political order – a situation which the Left could have completely taken advantage of to sharpen popular analysis and help organize and mobilize more effectively. There has been no moment more opportune for the country’s Left to help radically undermine the political status quo that has been the norm virtually since the nation’s birth in 1947, and have popular engagement – to make the case for more progressive values – as they struggle in solidarity with the bulk of the country’s population.

But that was not to be since, from the beginning, the Left dismissed Khan as the ‘military’s puppet’ simply because he and the military high command, at ONE particular moment in 2018, agreed on ONE single issue: ending the US occupation of Afghanistan. It was an absurd analysis of the most popular political and public personality – by far – in the country. And it was a convenient way to not only do nothing, but ridicule and mock (especially the youth and students) who were involved in these mobilizations.

Finally, the silence of Western governments and Western media on this barbaric period of military brutality in the fifth largest country in the world, nuclear-armed, contrasted with the obsession with a bloodless coup in Niger which seems either welcomed or just shown indifference by the majority of that country’s population, tells you everything how the Deepest State made sure its vassal Deep State resolve the ‘Khan problem’ once and for all.

Friends, imperialism and its domestic enforcers/torturers have taken my country to a period of darkness that I have never witnessed.

(The government in Pakistan has now blocked access to The Intercept for this exposé. This 20 minute video (see below) by the Intercept’s co-author Ryan Grim is an attempt at a workaround.)

سائفر کے مطالق مکمل کہانی منظر عام پے آگئی، شکر ہے کہ سلیم صافی صاحب سے جان چھوٹ گیئ، وعدے کے مطابق وہ صحافت سے دستبرداری کا اعلام کرنگے کہ نہیں؟
زیادہ سے زیادہ شئر کرے

— Aqssss (@AqssssFajr) August 9, 2023

Prof. Junaid S. Ahmad teaches Religion and Global Politics, and is the Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Decoloniality, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is a regular contributor to Global Research.

By Junaid S. Ahmad
Global Research, August 14, 2023

Friday, July 28, 2023

Anyone Caught Child Trafficking Will Be Put to Death

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Anyone Caught Child Trafficking Will Be Put to Death

TRUMP: "I will use Title 42 to end the child trafficking crisis by returning all trafficked children to their families in their home countries and without delay, and I will urge Congress to ensure that anyone caught trafficking children across our border receives the death penalty immediately and that includes also for women, because women as you know are number one in trafficking. Children are actually number two."

Opium War In North Eastern India

A "war on drugs" poster on one of the abandoned homes in Leitangpokpi

Its not about Christians vs Hindus or Hill vs Valley - they have lived peacefully together for ages.


Here is a report:

The underlying tensions in Manipur stem from a complex interplay of various factors, one of which is a crackdown on drugs in recent years. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government, under Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who is a Meitei, launched a controversial campaign targeting poppy farming. Since 2017, his government claims to have destroyed more than 18,600 acres of poppy farms, the majority of them in Kuki-inhabited areas. (Manipur has long battled a drug-addiction crisis and is among four north-eastern Indian states bordering Myanmar, the world's second-largest opium producer.)

But Mr Singh's campaign also became a flashpoint between the two groups. He cautioned that villages growing poppy - mostly Kuki homelands - would be stripped of their welfare benefits, and accused Kukis of doing "drugs business". Kukis accused Mr Singh of "selective targeting and vilification" of the community - an allegation he denies.

In Leitangpokpi, villagers talk about farms in the hills above being cleared to grow poppy. Most Meitei men here were farmers or firewood traders. They would take Kuki-owned land in the hills on three-year leases, chop down trees and sell firewood in the market, said Tarun Ngangom, a local former teacher. "But this has slowed down in recent years, because we hear many of the villages have begun growing poppy," he said, a claim that could not be independently verified.

The scale of poppy farming in these parts is unclear. According to official figures, more than 730 acres of poppy farms in Imphal East district - home to 16% of Manipur's estimated 3.3 million people, and including Naga, Meitei and Nepali inhabited villages - have been destroyed since 2017.

Then there's the brewing fault line over undocumented illegal immigrants from Myanmar, a country with which Manipur shares a near-400km (248-mile) border. Stickers bearing the message "go back, Burmese refugees" have begun appearing on storefronts and residences across Meitei villages.

Mr Singh has repeatedly spoken of concerns about the civil war in Mynamar prompting an influx of refugees, who are ethnically close to the Kukis. (The majority of these refugees - more than 40,000 - have entered and taken refuge in neighbouring Mizoram.) A state government panel identified 2,187 immigrants from Myanmar in four districts of Manipur until end-April. An official note spoke of a "large number of illegal migrants" and said the "recent violence was fuelled by influential illegal poppy cultivators and drug lords from Myanmar settling in Manipur".

'How did our friends and neighbours become enemies overnight?,' says Khunaijam Shanti

But life among the ordinary people appeared to have been largely without friction before the recent violence. In villages nestled against the foothills, Meiteis have travelled uphill to gather firewood and employ excavators for road construction. And Kukis have come down to do business.

"We have been living peacefully with our Kuki neighbours for years," said Ms Shanti. "We would go to their villages, they would come to ours and do their shopping. Some of us have even jointly invested in [local] small savings funds.

"How did our friends and neighbours become enemies overnight? Were they instigated by outsiders?" she asks.


Manipur: The abandoned villages in the crosshairs of India violence

This is the second of a two-part series of ground reports from violence-hit Kuki and Meitei areas. You can read the first one here.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Hyderabad: Over 3,000 water bodies disappear in 2 decades

While 62 lakes are fully owned by the government, 25 are under private and 82 are under joint government-private ownership. (Representational Image)

According to documents commissioned by the erstwhile Nizams, there are over 60,000 lakes in Telangana.

Hyderabad: The government’s decision to convert all water bodies covering less than 10 hectares of land to residential and commercial zones has led to the extinction of more than 3,000 water bodies in the city from the 1990s to mid-2000s. While the government’s move saw a real estate boom in the mid-2000s, water bodies numbered to mere 185 within Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits.

The Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) master plan of 1995 provides particulars of 169 lakes of 10 hectares and above, covering an area of approximately 90.56 sq km. While 62 lakes are fully owned by the government, 25 are under private and 82 are under joint government-private ownership. As per norms, the entire area within the full tank level must be kept free from all constructions, irrespective of ownership or any land use or master/zonal development plans. 

Nevertheless, there are several instances of permissions given by HUDA itself for residential colonies on lakebeds. Again, plenty of beautification work carried out by HUDA (under the aegis of Buddha Purnima Project Development Authority) around Hussainsagar could be considered a serious violation of its own notification. 

However, after the formation of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) in 2010, of the 501 lakes identified in 2010 under the erstwhile HUDA (now Municipal Administration and Urban Development or MA&UD and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation or GHMC), 415 lakes were with the Irrigation and Command Area Development (I&CAD) Department . Of those 415, 16 water bodies were retained by I&CAD, while 399 were transferred to the MA&UD/GHMC jurisdiction. In seven years, the total number of lakes has been reduced to just 185. 

According to documents commissioned by the erstwhile Nizams, there are over 60,000 lakes in Telangana. Sources say since the documents were written in Urdu, they have been preserved in the Archives Department. If the documents can be translated, they would of great help in identifying full tank levels of lakes and aid their restoration.


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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Justice Will Be Delivered

Manipur Violence Live

In a shocking turn of events, the Manipur viral naked parade video, which surfaced recently, has caught the attention of the nation. 

The incident, depicting the distressing violence against women, has prompted swift action from the highest authorities, including the Supreme Court and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



Why Manipur's History is Crucial to Understand its Conflict

There's violence, death, arson and ethnic violence. 

Two communities in Manipur are locked in a conflict, the Kukis and Meiteis. 

But what explains this bad blood? 

How is Manipur's history crucial to understand this conflict? 

Palki Sharma tells you on this episode of Flashback. 


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Parliament panel chief suggests keeping tribals out of Uniform Civil Code

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi, chairman of the parliamentary committee on law and justice, on Monday suggested keeping tribals from the northeast and other parts of the country out of the purview of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) even as opposition parties questioned the timing of fresh consultations on the controversial issue.

At the panel's meeting, Modi said the northeast, which was governed as per provisions mentioned in Article 371 of the Constitution, and tribal areas mentioned in the Sixth Schedule should be exempted from the UCC.

Most members of the panel said parties would be able to submit their formal response on the issue only after the government presented a draft proposal. Even as Modi said this was only the first in a series of meetings on UCC, Congress MPs are learnt to have asked if the review of personal laws, or implementation of UCC, would end up challenging the freedom of religion in the country.

19L suggestions came in on UCC: Officials

The House panel had also summoned officials of the law ministry and the Law Commission for the discussion.

Sources said Congress also raised the Centre's opposition to same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court, where the government argued that marriage is "inherently connected with one's religion". Senior advocate and Congress MP Vivek Tankha is learnt to have said that since the government had argued that marriage formed a part of personal laws, would implementation of UCC not hurt people's sentiments and their religious freedom.

In separate written statements, Tankha and DMK MP P Wilson asked Law Commission member-secretary K Biswal why the panel had invited public comments when the previous Law Commission, the term of which ended on August 31, 2018, had described UCC as "neither necessary not desirable" at this stage.

BJP member Mahesh Jethmalani made a strong defence of UCC, citing Constituent Assembly debates to assert it was always considered imperative. However, there were others who pointed out that UCC should be more of a "voluntary" participation, adding that B R Ambedkar too wanted that to prevail.

It was learnt that law ministry officials gave a powerpoint presentation on the consultation process.

Law Commission officials said 19 lakh suggestions were received on the consultation started by it following a public notice on June 13. The exercise will continue till July 13.

Sources said 17 out of 31 members of the panel attended the meeting. Parties such as TMC and NCP were among those who did not attend.



Chhattisgarh tribal body terms UCC as threat to existence of tribals

Tribal rights group moves SC against Uniform Civil Code

Monday, June 26, 2023

Indian Youth, Brain Drain and Geopolitics

Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar - Indian Youth, Brain Drain and Geopolitics

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In this exceptional episode of The Ranveer Show Podcast, we are pleased to welcome one of the most prestigious personalities of the Government of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. 
He is an Indian diplomat and politician, serving as the Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India. In this informative episode, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar talked about topics that are closely related to Geopolitics. 
He shares his experience of working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and what are the challenges he has to face as the Minister of External Affairs. 
He further discusses the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing in the field of Geopolitics and put light on the situation of Brain Drain in the Country.

'Didn't Bombings Happen In 6 Countries?'

25 June 2023

Nirmala Sitharaman Hits Back At Barack Obama's Remarks On India: 'Didn't Bombings Happen In 6 Countries?' 

The finance minister alleged that "organised campaigns" were being run to level "baseless" allegations on the treatment meted out to minorities at the behest of the Opposition.

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday slammed former US president Barack Obama's statement about minority rights in India, saying his remarks were surprising as six Muslim-majority countries had faced US "bombing" during his tenure.

She said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the highest civilian awards from 13 countries, including six with predominantly Muslim population.

The finance minister alleged that "organised campaigns" were being run to level "baseless" allegations on the treatment meted out to minorities at the behest of the Opposition as it cannot defeat the BJP electorally under Modi.

What Obama said in CNN interview and Sitharaman's response

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Obama reportedly said if India does not protect the rights of "ethnic minorities", there is a strong possibility at some point that the country starts pulling apart.

"I was surprised when Prime Minister Modi was... talking about India in front of everyone, a former US president was giving statements about Indian Muslims at that time," Sitharaman said at a press conference at the BJP headquarters here.

"Didn't bombings happen in six countries - Syria, Yemen, Saudi and Iraq and other Muslim countries - during his term (as US President)?" she asked.

"When he makes such allegations, will the people trust him," she said.

FM surprised to hear such comments from US

Sitharaman also took exception to the allegations by U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), saying India wants to maintain a good relationship with the US but she is "surprised" to hear such statements.

"We want good friendship with the US. But from there also, USCIRF's comments about religious tolerance in India comes and the former president is also saying something," she added.

She said it is also important to see who are the people behind them.

The minister alleged that the Congress is "deliberately" raising "non-issues" and levelling allegations "without facts" to vitiate the country's atmosphere because the opposition party cannot defeat the BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

'Congress went to Pakistan to seek help'

"The Congress party is running such campaigns and it was clearly visible in the last election and the previous elections where they went to Pakistan seeking their help to change the government in India," she charged while replying to questions on allegations of discrimination against minorities.

She said whenever there is an issue, it is addressed at the state level as law and order is a state subject.

'Deliberate attempt to vitiate the atmosphere'

"I find this deliberate attempt to vitiate the atmosphere in the country because they think they cannot win against the development policies of prime minister Modi," she alleged, adding "They (Congress) have deployed their tool kits which operate abroad."

"Going abroad, our Opposition do not talk in India's interest because they cannot defeat Prime Minister Modi."

"They bring up these people who go to these debates without ground-level details," she charged.

Sitharaman said Prime Minister Modi has received the highest civilian awards from 13 countries and six of them have the highest Muslim population.

"These (targeting of Modi government over minority issues) are organised campaigns . Otherwise, why would countries accord such an honour to PM Modi and why would there be a distortion in understanding about how the minority population is part of the Indian mainstream," she said.


Indian FM Nirmala Sitharaman hits back at Barack Obama

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Russian president is not the real Vladimir Putin. What is going on?

In 2010 the real Putin disappeared for a while, and was replaced by an entirely different man. He was radically distinct, not only in his physical appearance, but even more so in his beliefs and viewpoints. Significant facial differences are: 

✔︎ The new Putin has eyes half the size of his predecessor.

✔︎ The nose bridge of the real Putin was longer, more straight and sharper.

✔︎ The lips of the first Putin were touted, and sharper.

✔︎ The old Putin had distinct dark eye bags, while the new Russian president has no eye bags whatsoever. 

✔︎ The head of the new Putin is more round.

Especially the eyes stand out to me: the old Putin had really big eyes, that often looked troubled. You could tell he was not happy. The new Putin is diametrically the opposite: his eyes are about twice as small, and have generally a kind, peaceful look. You will often see this new Putin with a calm, confident smile. Not at all the troubled man the first Putin appeared to be. 

Of course the media tries to cover this up with claims of plastic surgery, as they serve the purpose of keeping the population in a perpetual state of total ignorance.

But plastic surgery can't replace somebodies eyes, making them twice as big. Nor does it change your personality, and your political beliefs.

The most profound difference in the new Putin is, that, while his predecessor was a Young Global Leader from the World Economic Forum, trained to promote the globalist agenda of a one world government, the new Putin has become the opposite of that. 

He openly opposes the globalist agenda, and calls for the preservation of sovereign nations. 

Here are few public statements by the new Vladimir Putin:

"The model of total domination by the so-called golden billion is unfair. Why should this golden billion, which is only part of the global population, dominate everyone else and enforce its rules of conduct that are based on the illusion of exceptionalism?

It divides the world into first and second-class people and is therefore essentially racist and neo-colonial. The underlying globalist and pseudo-liberal ideology is becoming increasingly more like totalitarianism and is restraining creative endeavour and free historical creation."


"Vladimir Putin" - President of Russia

These strong statements against a tyrannical one world government run by the elites, make me wonder if Putin might be replaced by good entities, who are now using the position of the Russian president to fight against the worldwide criminal elites, and their nefarious agenda of world domination.

It sure is telling that the elites have been trying to incite a nuclear war with Russia, the past decade.

Also the unprecedented worldwide mass indoctrination campaign that was launched against Russia, when they began taking out the Nazi armies, biological weapon labs, and deep state criminal government in Ukraine, while exposing how Ukraine is the center of a worldwide network of drug dealing, human trafficking, and money laundering, is quite meaningful.

Our in depth report about Ukraine is mind blowing. Make sure to read it.

The reason I bring these replacements of politicians to your attention, is to make you aware of the fact that you are watching a worldwide show. Both "good guys" and "bad guys" are playing a game behind the scenes, with the world population as the audience. Nothing is what it seems. I encourage you to stop blindly believing anything you hear on the news. Do your own research, think for yourself, depend on the One who never lies, and be a person of truth.

I believe there are significant operations going on behind the scenes of what the public knows, to take down the criminals who are trying to enslave humanity.

Read more about this white hat military intelligence operation to save the world.

"It is my solid conviction that humanity will not be destroyed by the satanic elites, that try to impose a one world government through organized pandemics, fabricated climate change, and other orchestrated disasters, which are used to seize all rights and freedoms from humanity, under the guise of "keeping you safe". This is not the "end of the world". As "Putin" is saying, they are working with all their strength to prevent this take over of humanity by globalist elites.

No matter how much the West and the supranational elite strive to preserve the existing order, a new era and a new stage in world history are coming. 

Only genuinely sovereign states are in a position to ensure a high growth dynamic and become a role model for others in terms of standards of living and quality of life, the protection of traditional values and high humanistic ideals, and development models where an individual is not a means, but the ultimate goal."

"Vladimir Putin" - President of Russia


The weight of these words probably evades most readers. When he talks about the "supranational elites", he refers to the financial entities that rule over the nations, through control of politicians, news media, technology, etc. These elites are also called "The Cabal" and they are responsible for most suffering and misery in our world. 

You can learn more about this cabal, in the documentary below. Make sure to watch it.

ELITES that terrorize humanity

This is how the world has been operating for a very long time: concealed financial elites pulling the strings of puppets in governments. The World Economic Forum is a major player in this scheme, which has an official and outspoken agenda for total world domination.

This replacement "Putin" is announcing the end of that dark era. The power must go back to "genuinely sovereign states", which means nations that are not controlled by unelected elites. 

That means the restoration of true democracy, instead of the puppet theatre we have been witnessing for so many decades, where elections worldwide were rigged to position puppets of the elites in all governments.

We have a long way to go, but I believe there is hope. Let's all do what we can, to further this process of exposing the criminal elites, and build towards a world of freedom, truth and goodness.