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From the It’s-The-Russians-(As-Usual) Desk: Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill – by Maggie Miller – https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/484156-russian-interference-reports-rock-capitol-hill – ” ‘If Donald Trump perceives that Sen. Sanders is his best general election opponent, and the Russians according to what Sanders just said are attempting to help Sanders, that means that the president and the Russians are aligned in who they want the president’s opponent to be upcoming in the fall,’ Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Community and former presidential candidate, told MSNBC on Friday night.”
Trump Not Giving Up On “Military Options” For Maduro’s Ouster, Considers Naval Blockade – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-not-giving-military-options-maduros-ouster-says-top-official – “Despite Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro emerging victorious after last year’s tumultuous events, which included a US assisted coup attempt by a faction of the military last Spring, out of which Washington also maintained a diplomatic fiction that opposition leader Juan Guaidó is actually the president, it appears the White House is still considering military options against Maduro… Bloomberg reports ‘President Donald Trump is frustrated that pressure is building too slowly on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and is still considering military options in the country, including a naval blockade, a senior administration official said.’ ”
SYRIA: Turkish-backed Militants Suffer Devastating loss in Idlib – https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/02/22/syria-turkish-backed-militants-suffer-devastating-loss-in-idlib/ – “Based on photos released this week, it appears that over 100 jihadists and Turkish-backed militants were killed during this battle on Thursday, including two soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces… The photos, which have been shared on Twitter, show many of the dead jihadists and Turkish-backed militants that attempted to capture Nayrab from the Syrian Arab Army… The Syrian Arab News Agency released a video last night that showed the Russian Air Force’s devastating attack that stifled the militant advance… With such great losses in their ranks, the jihadist rebels and Turkish-backed militants were forced to abandon their offensive and withdraw west of Nayrab.”
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Court Refuses to Pay Houston Flood Victims After Gov’t Released Dams and Flooded Their Homes – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/court-refuses-to-pay-flood-victims-after-govt-released-dams-and-flooded-their-homes.html – “A federal judge dismissed the claims of Houston residents seeking to hold the government liable for flooding their homes with Hurricane Harvey storm water released from two dams, finding there is no constitutional right to perfect flood control… U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Loren Smith’s Tuesday order came the same day the Weatherwise magazine published a study naming Hurricane Harvey the most extreme storm of the 2010s, responsible for $108 billion in property damage and 82 deaths… The storm created a no-win situation for the Army Corps of Engineers as Harvey runoff pooled behind two earthen dams 20 miles west of downtown Houston and flooded dozens of upstream homes and businesses… The Corps of Engineers decided to open the floodgates full bore, something the agency had never done since building the dams in the 1940s to control the flow of Buffalo Bayou, which increased the normal 2,000 cubic feet per second rate of release from the dams to 13,000… The release flooded homes along the bayou that had never flooded before and thousands of downstream homeowners brought a class action against the government, claiming it had to compensate them for storing water on their property under the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause.” – Comment: There is Massive evidence that “Hurricane Harvey” was an artificial event, deliberately created by the Secret Government Weather Masters, whose weather control agenda is so well documented in the work of researcher and author Peter Kirby.
Photos From Final Liberation of Aleppo Demonstrates How MSM Narrative Was False All Along – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/photos-from-final-liberation-of-aleppo-demonstrates-how-msm-narrative-was-false-all-along.html – “Hello Western media!.. Why aren’t you showing us these beautiful scenes of Syrians jubilantly celebrating the full liberation of #Aleppo from the clutches of Al-Qaeda, marking an end to 8 years of relentless terrorist shelling of their homes, schools and hospitals?#Syria pic.twitter.com/moct2ulump — Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) February 17, 2020… Syrian soldier meets his mother for first time since six years after the Syrian army liberated his village in Aleppo countryside pic.twitter.com/JcZ215A3sE — Yusha Yuseef (@MIG29_) February 18, 2020… Shortly after the liberation, President Assad gave a speech congratulating the Syrian people and the Syrian military on the victory and promising more victories to come as the Syrian government seeks to make good on its promise to “liberate every inch of Syria.”.. In conclusion, Assad saluted: ‘…our brothers, friends, and allies who stood shoulder to shoulder with the army on the ground and were guardian eagles in the sky, their blood intermingling with the blood of our army that was spilled in Aleppo, Aleppo the faithful to its homeland and history, which will never forget the blood of those who made sacrifices for it, and which will return as it was and stronger… Our beloved people in Aleppo, I congratulate you on the victory of your will, the will by which we will wage the greater battle: the battle to build Aleppo. By the will of all the Syrian people we will build Syria, and we will continue liberation, God willing.’ ”
Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes – by Rebecca Beitsch – https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/483754-trump-order-redirects-california-water-supply-after-reversal-from – “President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south… The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish — a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump… Trump said the changes to the ‘outdated scientific research and biological opinions’ would now help direct ‘as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers.’.. The state is expected to fight the order… ‘California won’t allow the Trump Administration to destroy and deplete our natural resources,’ California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said in a statement after the speech. ‘We’re prepared to challenge the Trump Administration’s harmful attack on our state’s critical ecosystems and environment.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: The “Red” Blues in Sacramento are ready to Go-To-The-Mats to continue their oppression of the people of California.
and, From the Speaking-Of-Psychopaths Desk: Michael Bloomberg has Radical Left Agents in 10 AG Offices – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2020/02/20/michael-bloomberg-has-radical-left-agents-in-10-ag-offices/ – “As reported by Fox News, Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of 10 climate change lawyers who work in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general… This unique arrangement began in 2017 when Bloomberg’s non-profit donated $5.6 million to create an environmental center at the New York School of Law… The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center hires mid-career lawyers as “research fellows” and then sends them to work for state attorneys general… ‘Under terms of the arrangement, the fellows work solely to advance progressive environmental policy at a time when Democratic state AGs have investigated and sued ExxonMobil and other energy companies over alleged damages due to climate change.’.. In other words, these “fellows” promote state legal action to advance Bloomberg’s views, primarily climate change lawsuits and regulatory actions. They are obligated to report their activities back to NYU, but are asked to keep their reports private.”
Justice for Medical Kidnapping! Philadelphia Judge Confesses to Illegally Jailing Parents – by Brian Shilhavy and Samantha Melamed – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/justice-for-medical-kidnapping-philadelphia-judge-confesses-to-illegally-jailing-parents/ – “Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Lyris Younge, who had been fighting a complaint charging her with 10 counts of judicial misconduct over 18 months in Family Court, has admitted to the allegations in a filing with the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline… With that admission, made public late Tuesday, Younge, 53, will avoid a trial that had been set for Wednesday on claims that she had failed to be impartial, demonstrated an improper judicial demeanor, denied parties their right to be heard in court, and caused “inordinate” delays in cases involving young children that were supposed to be fast-tracked… As a judge in Family Court, Younge on several occasions prevented parents from speaking in court proceedings about the removal of their children from their care, The Inquirer reported. One mother described being handcuffed in the courthouse while her kids were taken away. She would not regain custody of the children for eight months, until after Younge was removed from her courtroom… In another case, a mother became ill during proceedings and stepped out of the courtroom. Younge barred her from reentering and, while she was absent, terminated her parental rights.”
Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk – by Rupert Steiner – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mastercard-is-pioneering-new-payment-technology-that-identifies-commuters-by-the-way-they-walk-2020-02-14 – “Mastercard MA, +0.97% is working with transport firms to develop a new system that would authenticate passengers by their gait… The payment provider told MarketWatch that everyone has a unique walk, and it is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future… Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard, told MarketWatch in an interview: “We are working with transport organizations where your face or gait will authenticate you… ‘The way you hold your phone, which ear you use, and how your fingers touch the buttons are all unique to you. We have been testing heartbeat, vein technology, and the way people walk to authenticate people.’ ” (emphasis added)
WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants To Stop Spread of Coronavirus “Misinformation” – Despite the fact that some things labeled “misinformation” turned out to be true – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://summit.news/2020/02/17/who-holds-secret-talks-with-tech-giants-to-stop-spread-of-coronavirus-misinformation/ – “The meeting was organized by the WHO but hosted by Facebook at its Menlo Park campus in California. Attendees included representatives from Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon, Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox… According to the WHO’s Andy Pattison, an “infodemic” of misinformation has accompanied the coronavirus outbreak and big tech giants need to respond by censoring “fake news” content… Both Facebook and Twitter already announced that they would remove content deemed to be misinformation regarding the virus, a dangerous new lurch to mass censorship given that what is considered “misinformation” is totally subjective and beholden to partisan bias… Two clear examples of “misinformation” surrounding the coronavirus subsequently turned out to be true.” Comment: “The New World Order is coming into view.” -George HW Bush
Coronavirus: Who is Controlling the Information? Are Potential Government Actions More Dangerous than the Actual Virus? – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/coronavirus-who-is-controlling-the-information-are-potential-government-actions-more-dangerous-than-the-actual-virus/ – Sharyl Attkisson is an Emmy Award winning independent news reporter who just recently recorded a podcast titled: Coronavirus: Who is controlling the information?.. Did you know, for example, that the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with Google, the one single company who controls the bulk of the flow of information around the world, to make sure search results for the coronavirus are controlled to deliver the message they want the public to receive?.. Here at Health Impact News, for example, we have had Facebook mark some of our articles as “Fake News” regarding the coronavirus, because we were publishing alternative health solutions, and not pharmaceutical ones… One of those articles had to do with Vitamin C therapy, published by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, and shortly after Facebook marked this article as “Fake News,” it was announced publicly that hospitals in China had started clinical trials on Vitamin C therapy to treat the coronavirus, information mainly suppressed by the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media… Listen to Sharyl Attkisson’s podcast below.”
Situation In Idlib Is Result Of Turkish Violations Of Sochi Agreements: Moscow – https://southfront.org/situation-in-idlib-is-result-of-turkish-violations-of-sochi-agreements-moscow/ – “Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov defended the Syrian Arab Army’s operation in Idlib, and fight against Turkish and Turkish-backed troops as a response to gross violations in the Idlib agreements… ‘These actions of the Syrian armed forces are a response to the grossest violations of the Idlib agreements,’ Lavrov said. ‘At the same time, contrary to some estimates, I emphasize that the Syrian troops are pushing the militants and terrorists not to foreign territories, but to their own, thereby restoring control of the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic over their lands,’ said the Russian Foreign Minister… Earlier, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Turkey has not fulfilled a number of key obligations on Idlib. The opposite opinion, in turn, was made by the vice president of Turkey Fuat Oktay, saying that it was Russia, who wasn’t fulfilling its obligations… The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the situation, noted that Moscow will continue to use contacts with Ankara to stop the escalation of tension in Idlib: ‘We were satisfied with the agreements that were reached more than a year ago in Sochi, and this was mutual satisfaction, and we absolutely ceased to be satisfied after the offensive actions of militants and terrorist groups against the Syrian Armed Forces and the Russian military began from the territory of Idlib objects. That’s where our satisfaction ended,’ said the presidential spokesman.” (underlined emphses added) – Comment: Trump’s apparent support for Erdogan’s saber-rattling in Idlib (covered in article) seems quite concerning.
Operation In Idlib Is ‘Matter Of Time’. Turkey Is Not Satisfied By Talks With Russia: Erdogan – https://southfront.org/operation-in-idlib-is-matter-of-time-turkey-is-not-satisfied-by-talks-with-russia-erdogan/ – “The Turkish military operation in Idlib, northwestern Syria, is just “a matter of time,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on February 19… ‘As with all [previous] operations, we say ‘we could suddenly come one night.’ In other words, an Idlib operation is a matter of time,’ Erdogan claimed…’Turkey has made all preparations to carry out its own operation plans in Idlib.‘.. The Turkish president further claimed that his country is not satisfied with the outcome of talks with Russia on the situation in Idlib…’Although the meetings will continue, it is a reality that we were very far from what we want,’ Erdogan said.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: Obviously, the Russians are not cosigning Erdogan’s plans to further invade Syria. What I wonder is whether the Atlanticist War Hawks in Washington are pushing Erdogan to do (another) something extremely stupid.
Militants In Northeastern Syria Are Being Armed By U.S.: Russian Reconciliation Center – https://southfront.org/militants-in-northeastern-syria-are-being-armed-by-u-s-russian-reconciliation-center/ – “This was announced by the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria in Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, cited by TASS… ‘The US command in the region is intensively saturating the territory east of the Euphrates river with weapons and ammunition. Since the beginning of 2020, 13 military convoys have arrived from Iraq to Syria, which included over 80 armored vehicles and more than 300 trucks loaded with various types of weapons, ammunition and materiel’, Rear Adm. Oleg Zhuravlev said in a daily briefing… According to Zhuravlev, against the backdrop of a difficult humanitarian situation and settlements being constantly shelled by militants, as a result of which civilians are injured and killed, the civilian population in northeastern Syria has to flee their homes and move to territory controlled by the Syrian government… ‘About 23 thousand Syrians, most of whom are families with old people and children, have passed through the al-Salihiya checkpoint near the city of Deir ez-Zor since the beginning of 2020,’ said the head of the Center for Reconciliation.”
US Sanctions Rosneft For Doing Business With Venezuela – https://southfront.org/us-sanctions-rosneft-for-doing-business-with-venezuela/ – “On February 18th, the US sanctioned Russian oil company Rosneft for doing business with Venezuela’s government under President Nicholas Maduro… A senior administration official said that the designation of Rosneft Trading S.A., a subsidiary of the Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company, was ‘another major step forward toward achieving maximum pressure.’.. The sanctions also target Rosneft’s chairman and president, Didier Casimiro, whom an official described as ‘the main European intermediary to help [Venezuelan President Nicolás] Maduro skirt sanctions.’.. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, ‘As the primary broker of global deals for the sale and transport of Venezuela’s crude oil, Rosneft Trading has propped up the dictatorial Maduro, enabling his repression of the Venezuelan people.’
US Engaged In “Shameless, Impudent Pillage Of Wealth” In Syria: Russia – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-engaged-shameless-impudent-pillage-wealth-syria-russia – “Western mainstream media is once again putting Idlib at the center of their coverage, with emotive and hugely exaggerated headlines like ‘Bombed as they flee: A million Syrians try to escape Assad’s onslaught’ — however with no mention that a US designated terrorist organization, al-Qaeda’s Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, has for years brutally held Idlib territory, suppressing the civilian population… With the Syrian Army and its Russian allied force now again feeling US pressure over the ongoing offensive, the Kremlin has hit back, slamming the US for its occupation and resource plunder of Syria… Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu while on a state visit to Rome on Tuesday charged American forces with a “shameless, impudent pillage of the wealth,” according to Russian state sources… “The oil fields… are controlled by the US. There’s shameless, impudent pillage of the wealth that belongs to Syria and the Syrian people taking place,” Shoigu said… He pointed out that this resource theft combined with an extreme US sanctions regimen is creating horrific conditions among the civilian populace facing freezing winter temperatures. ‘Most of the people, who are now suffering in Syria, are in need of heat, hot water and electricity, which — as we understand it — come from hydrocarbons that are forbidden to be supplied there,’ the minister said further.”
REVEALED: The British government’s covert propaganda campaign in Syria – Documents obtained by MEE reveal how British contractors recruited Syrian citizen journalists – often without their knowledge – to promote ‘moderate opposition’ – by Ian Cobain, Alice Ross – https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/revealed-british-government-covert-propaganda-campaign-syria – “The British government covertly established a network of citizen journalists across Syria during the early years of the country’s civil war in an attempt to shape perceptions of the conflict, frequently recruiting people who were unaware that they were being directed from London… A number of leaked documents seen by Middle East Eye show how the propaganda initiative began in 2012 and gathered pace the following year, shortly after the UK parliament refused to authorise British military action in Syria… The papers also make clear that those people who were recruited were often unaware that they were part of a British propaganda initiative… Some of those who were recruited have defended their involvement, however, saying that they were reliant on western support in their efforts to counter pro-government reporting in Syrian state media, and in Iranian and Russian-backed media… At a time when the last opposition-held enclave in Idlib province is under assault by pro-government forces, they questioned whether western countries could have contributed more material support to moderate rebels… Some Syrian journalists complained that western support for their work was decreasing even as it was most needed, after Russia’s entry into the war in 2015 tipped the balance in favour of President Bashar al-Assad.”
https://twitter.com/ShehabiFares/status/1230183998434967552 – “When al-Qaeda swept through #Idlib in 2015 forcing 1M civilians to flee and putting 2M more under terror rule no one in the West said a word..! Now that the Syrian army is destroying al-Qaeda and freeing Idlib everyone went crazy..!” (emphasis added)
New Stats Reveal Nearly Half of All Criminals in Paris Ghettos Have Migrant Background – Burglaries and violent robberies also see significant spike. – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://summit.news/2020/02/19/new-stats-reveal-nearly-half-of-all-criminals-in-paris-ghettos-have-migrant-background/ – “French newspaper Le Figaro reports that in certain departments, the number of foreign-born criminals is as high as 47.6 per cent… Figures from the National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) reveal that crimes carried out by unaccompanied youth increased by 22.7 per cent… Pickpocketing offenses committed by younger migrants have risen from 15.8 per cent in 2016 to 31.7 percent in 2019… Burglaries in Paris carried out by young migrants rose from 2.1 per cent in 2016 to 13.1 per cent in 2019, while foreign youth involvement in violent robberies also surged from 4.8 per cent in 2016 to 16.6 percent in 3019… In a related story, the ONDRP also revealed that 120 knife attacks occur in France on an average day, with 44,000 victims of knife crime each year.”
Pentagon Believes Russia, Turkey ‘Very Close’ to ‘More Extensive Conflict’ In Syria’s Idlib – https://sputniknews.com/world/202002191078353879-us-sees-russia-turkey-very-close-to-more-extensive-conflict-in-syrias-idlib–pentagon/ – “The United States believes that Russia and Turkey are “very close” to a more extensive conflict in Syria’s Idlib and hopes that they will be able to avoid it, Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on Wednesday: ‘We are seeing the Russians and the Turks have come very close to having more extensive conflict in the area. We are hopeful they will find a solution to avoid that’, Hoffman said at a press briefing… He called on the international community to put extra pressure on the Syrian authorities to make them halt their offensive on Idlib. Hoffman refused to say whether the US is in contact with the parties concerned on the matter.”
Many People in NATO Countries Say ‘No’ to Supporting a NATO Ally in a Military Conflict with Russia – Only in five countries — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Lithuania — did more people (a majority in each case) support such military intervention than reject it. – by Adam Dick – https://theduran.com/many-people-in-nato-countries-say-no-to-supporting-a-nato-ally-in-a-military-conflict-with-russia/ – “These poll results indicate that serious thought should be given to disbanding NATO, an organization with a primary objective that appears to be at odds with public opinion in many NATO countries… When asked if their respective countries’ governments should use military force to defend a NATO ally country neighboring Russia with which “Russia got into a serious military conflict,” people living in the 16 NATO countries tended to answer in the negative. “No” was the answer for the majority of polled individuals in eight countries — France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Turkey. In three more NATO countries — the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland — a plurality rejected military intervention.”
George Soros Demands Facebook Dumps Zuckerberg: ‘He’s Helping Trump Get Reelected’ – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10358-george-soros-demands-facebook-dumps-zuckerberg-he-s-helping-trump-get-reelected- – “Liberal billionaire George Soros has demanded that Facebook removes founder Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the company, claiming that the social media boss has struck a deal with President Donald Trump to help him “get reelected.”.. Without providing a shred of evidence, globalist Soros claims President Trump and Zuckerberg have agreed to a “mutual assistance arrangement.” Soros made the allegations in a scathing letter to Financial Times… The far-left financier argues that both Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg should be removed from their leadership roles at Facebook, partly due to the company’s refusal to block political campaign ads.”
The Fed’s “Repo” Bailout: Has a Big Bank Already Kicked the Bucket? – by Mike Whitney – https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-feds-repo-bailout-has-a-big-bank-already-kicked-the-bucket/ – ” ‘Neither the public nor Congress have any proof that these repo loans are being unwound. One or more of the 24 trading houses on Wall Street (primary dealers), that are authorized by the New York Fed to borrow from its money spigot at super cheap interest rates, could simply be rolling over the same loans or using term money to pay off one loan while taking out another loan… There is a mountain of evidence to suggest that this is exactly what is going on.” (Are the Fed’s repo loans being repaid by Wall Street’s trading houses or just rolled over and over, Wall Street on Parade).”
STILL No White Deaths from Coronavirus – Why Won’t the Media Talk About This? – “When it comes to “race” (the Chinese Government) is honest to a degree that should Americans public officials and journalists blush. And China’s honesty only confirms that this is not a virus from which white people die.” – “If we want to avoid future suffering, panic and and death—whether due to viruses or whatever else—we must be like the Chinese, able to talk frankly about race.” – by Lance Welton – https://russia-insider.com/en/still-no-white-deaths-coronavirus-why-wont-media-talk-about/ri28302 – “Except, of course, as I have been saying for weeks, the disease apparently does indeed discriminate by race. There are long-recognized race differences in the susceptibility to flu-like viruses, which is why the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic was far more devastating to Native Americans and Maoris than it was to whites (although Spanish flu, unlike Coronavirus so far, did kill a lot of other races). And certain kinds of flu seem to be more deadly to East Asians than they are to whites… This is why, as I—alone, it seems – have been pointing out that the 2003 SARS outbreak, about which there was a similar panic, apparently ended up killing only, or at least primarily, East Asians… I suspect the authorities actually do know the Coronavirus discriminates by race.”
Kiev Forces Cry Foul About Russian Agression After Own Failed Attack In Eastern Ukraine – https://southfront.org/kiev-forces-cry-foul-about-russian-agression-after-own-failed-attack-in-eastern-ukraine/ – “On February 18th, an escalation took place between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Luhansk People’s Republic militia in the area near Zolote… Zolote is the position where a separation of forces took place on October 29th, 2019, but it apparently is proving ineffective… According to official information, one Ukrainian serviceman died and four others were wounded… As a result there are two contrasting positions regarding what actually transpired, that of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and that of Kiev… According to the LPR, the armed forces of Ukraine made another attempt to destabilize the situation along the contact line… Early in the morning of February 18th, a Ukrainian sabotage group of 10 people advanced in the direction of LPR positions in the area of Golubovsky… There are is also a video of the clashes…”
Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America – by Juan Cole – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/netanyahu-boasts-he-destroyed-free-speech-in-america/ – “Anti-boycott laws of the Old South were used against Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists in the civil rights movement to keep African Americans subordinate and segregated. The right to boycott establishments over civil rights was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1982 in NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware…’It was also not for nothing that the American administration has taken this step together with us. In recent years, we have promoted laws in most US states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel.’ — “Bibi,” Acting PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) February 12, 2020
Twitter Locks WikiLeaks’ Account Days Before Assange’s Extradition Hearing Begins – “All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful.” – by Aaron Kesel – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/02/twitter-locks-wikileaks-account-days-before-assanges-extradition-hearing-begins.html – “The Twitter account belonging to WikiLeaks and brandishing a total of 5.4 million followers has been locked ahead of its former editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, according to Kristinn Hrafnsson the current editor-in-chief of the transparency organization… Previously, Assange’s personal Twitter account (which was then turned into the AssangeDefense account) was deleted, undeleted, and finally suspended. Caitlin Johnstone also notes that bias was clear from the start with Twitter’s refusal to verify Assange… Twitter users are now once again attempting to overwhelm Twitter support with requests to reinstate and unlock the WikiLeaks Twitter account. With just a week left until Assange’s first extradition hearing, the timing is certainly suspicious.”
Must Watch Video: Michael Pento – Upcoming Economic Data Rancid Beyond Belief (32 min) – Interviewed by Greg Hunter – Michael Pento delves into the implications and potential downside of the “Covid-19” pandemic in China in the context of financial markets.
Assad Congratulates Syrian Army With Victory In Western Aleppo, Vows To Continue Fighting Terrorism – https://southfront.org/assad-congratulates-syrian-army-with-victory-in-western-aleppo-vows-to-continue-fighting-terrorism/ – “President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that Aleppo gained the victory and Syria as well, adding that the Syrian army will never hesitate to carry out its national duties… President al-Assad added in a televised speech on the occasion of the latest liberation wars that the Battle of liberating Aleppo and Idleb countryside is continuous regardless of some sound empty bubbles coming from the north… President al-Assad began the speech by saluting the people of Aleppo for their steadfastness, faith, bravery, and sacrifices.”
New Illinois Bill Would Require 6th Graders in Public, Private, and Religious Schools to Get the Gardasil HPV Vaccine – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/new-illinois-bill-would-require-6th-graders-in-public-private-and-religious-schools-to-get-the-gardasil-hpv-vaccine/ – “The bill was filed by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, on Feb. 11… HB 4870 amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act… A synopsis for the bill states, ‘the Department of Public Health shall adopt a rule requiring students, upon entering the sixth grade of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and requiring confirmation that the student has completed the series of HPV vaccinations upon entering the ninth grade of any public, private, or parochial school. Provides that the Department shall adopt the rule in time to allow students to receive the vaccination before the start of the school year beginning in 2022. Effective January 1, 2021.’ – Comment: This highly dangerous vaccine, which apparently increases the incidence of cervical cancers in its victims, is being require for both girls and boys. (shaking head)
Virginia Senate Shuts Down Democrats’ Bill to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ Moderate Dems break with party to reject anti-Second Amendment gun control bill – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10345-virginia-senate-shuts-down-democrats-bill-to-ban-assault-weapons- – “While Democrats hold a narrow majority in Virginia’s senate, four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in opposition to the controversial gun bill, according to the Associated Press… Last week lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of the bill before passing it on to the state Senate… On Monday, Senators voted to put off the issue for 2020 and instead defer to Virginia’s State Crime Commission to further study the issue. The vote on Monday reportedly drew cheers from gun rights activists who packed a Senate committee room to watch the vote.”