Web Research Links for the Week of 4/3/23

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Victor Davis Hanson: Indict One… And All? – by Victor Davis Hanson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/victor-davis-hanson-indict-one-and-all – “As we await the publication of all the impending indictments of former President Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Americans are trying to figure out what constitutes an indictable offense for current and retired public officials… Most legal experts, Left and Right, have noted: (First of 20 important points) 1) Bragg promised in advance that he would try to find a way to indict Trump. His prior boasts are reminiscent of Stalin’s secret police enforcer Lavrentiy Beria’s quip, “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” Nancy Pelosi gave the game away, when in her dotage, she muttered that Trump had a right to prove his innocence as if he is presumed guilty…”

THE NORD STREAM GHOST SHIP – The false details in the CIA’s cover story – by Seymour Hersh – https://seymourhersh.substack.com/p/the-nord-stream-ghost-ship – “America’s Central Intelligence Agency is constantly running covert operations around the world, and all must have a cover story in case things go badly, as they often do. It is just as important to have an explanation when things go well, as they did in the Baltic Sea last fall. Within weeks of my report that Joe Biden ordered the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines, the agency produced a cover story and found willing takers in the New York Times and two major German publications… By creating a story of deep sea divers and a crew who did not exist, the agency was following protocol, and the story would have been part of the first days of secret planning to destroy the pipelines. The essential element was a mythical yacht ironically named the Andromeda—after the beautiful daughter of a mythical king who was chained to a rock, naked. The cover story was shared with and supported by the BND, Germany’s federal intelligence service… My initial report received coverage around the world but was ignored by the major newspapers and television networks in the United States. As the story gained traction in Europe and elsewhere abroad, the New York Times on March 7 published a report quoting US officials asserting that American intelligence had accumulated information suggesting that a pro-Ukrainian group sabotaged the pipelines. The story said officials who had “reviewed” the new intelligence depicted it to be ‘a step toward determining responsibility’ for the pipeline sabotage. The Times story got worldwide attention, but nothing more has been heard since from the newspaper about who did what. In an interview for a Times podcast, one of the three authors of the article inadvertently explained why the story was dead on arrival. The writer was asked about the involvement of the alleged pro-Ukrainian group: “What makes you think that’s what happened?” He answered: ‘“I should be very clear that we know really very little. Right’?”

The Banking Crisis Gets Worse! $1.7 Trillion In Unrealized Losses Loom As U.S. Banks Rapidly Bleed Deposits – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2023/04/the-banking-crisis-gets-worse-1-7-trillion-in-unrealized-losses-loom-as-u-s-banks-rapidly-bleed-deposits.html – “If our banking system can’t find a way to turn things around, our entire economy will soon be in a world of hurt.  When banks get into trouble, they start getting really tight with their money.  That means fewer mortgages, fewer commercial real estate loans, fewer auto loans and fewer credit cards being issued.  So it should greatly concern all of us that U.S. banks are bleeding deposits at an absolutely staggering pace right now.  During the week ending March 15th, 98.4 billion dollars was pulled out of U.S. banks.  That was really bad, but we just learned that things got even worse the next week.  During the week ending March 22nd, 126 billion dollars was pulled out of U.S. banks… Depositors drained another $126 billion from U.S. banks during the week ending March 22, according to new Federal Reserve data. This time the outflow came from the nation’s largest institutions… But this banking crisis did not begin in March as many have been led to believe… Over the past year, well over a trillion dollars has been pulled out of U.S. banks, and this has created a tremendous amount of financial stress…”

Embracing the empire: What does NATO accession mean for the once famously neutral Finland? – The US-led NATO military bloc has expanded once again, extending its border with Russia by almost 1300km – https://www.rt.com/news/574275-political-death-or-vital-move/ – “This week, Finland officially became the 31st member state of NATO. Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto finalized the process by handing over the accession documentation to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken… The move may further aggravate tensions between Russia and the West. Analysts in Moscow argue that Helsinki has undermined its own security in a misguided effort to strengthen it… A short and winding road – Finland has joined the US-led bloc before Sweden, which is something few experts had anticipated. Stockholm is still struggling to gain Turkish approval for its candidature, due to a dispute. Both states applied for membership in May 2022, citing the threat posed by “an aggressive neighbor” after Russia attacked Ukraine… NATO did not accept them off the bat, however, despite acknowledging their readiness, because of tensions over the support of Kurdish organizations and questions regarding the extradition of individuals charged with terrorism and participation in the 2016 coup attempt in Türkiye… Hungary also tried to slow down the process. Prime Minister Viktor Orban cited his parliament’s concerns over the move being potentially damaging to NATO-Russia relations… For Finland the process eventually took a year. On March 30, the Turkish parliament ratified Helsinki’s accession protocol, and Budapest did the same on March 27.”

MO County Replaces Voting Machines With Hand-Counted Paper Ballots…Here’s How One Person Made it Happen… And How YOU Can Do The Same Thing In Your State [VIDEO] – by Patty McMurray – https://100percentfedup.com/mo-county-replaces-voting-machines-with-hand-counted-paper-ballots-heres-how-one-person-made-it-happen-and-how-you-can-do-the-same-thing-in-your-state/ –  “Linda Rantz is proof that one person can and does make a difference… In 2021, Rantz moved with her husband from a solidly blue state to Missouri. The couple immediately became involved, volunteering in their new state, hoping to find a way to fix our broken elections after the 2020 election… After spending a great deal of time canvassing in her state, the passionate activist and Osage County resident quickly began working to build relationships with local clerks in her state… ‘I kept hearing Mike Lindell saying, ‘We gotta get rid of the machines! We gotta get rid of the machines!’  Linda said as she explained that she was ‘all for getting rid of the machines,’ but wondered, ‘replace it with what??’  Rantz became determined to find a solution to the problem of replacing the voting machines. She began delving into election law and discovered a statute in Missouri election law that states individual counties have the right to make their own decisions about how they tally votes. She and her husband traveled to Louisiana after hearing about an effective system they created for hand-counting votes. They were so impressed with what they witnessed in Louisiana that she brought the details about the program to the clerk in Osage County, who agreed to replace the voting machines with the hand-counting system.”

The Meeting Between Lula’s Chief Foreign Policy Advisor & President Putin Was Very Important – by Andrew Korybko – https://www.globalresearch.ca/meeting-between-lula-chief-foreign-policy-advisor-president-putin-very-important/5814969 “In order to remove any doubt that Lula is deliberately aligning with the US in the grand strategic sense and wasn’t just misled into doing so, leading Russian officials wanted to make sure that he and his team knew the Kremlin’s position on their proxy war with NATO in Ukraine. This explains their invitation for the Brazilian leader’s chief foreign policy advisor to visit Moscow, during which time President Putin unexpectedly met with him as proof of the importance that his country attaches to assessing Lula’s intentions… Amorim’s Previously Unreported Meeting – Former Brazilian Foreign Minister and incumbent chief presidential foreign policy advisor Celso Amorim told CNN Brasil about his previously unreported trip to Moscow late last month, which he visited prior to dropping by Paris as part of President Lula’s efforts to mediate the Ukrainian Conflict. He disclosed that his hour-long meeting with President Putin wasn’t foreseen, but that he took the opportunity to discuss mutual economic interests and then hear the Russian leader’s defense of his country’s special operationCNN Brasil’s Report – Here’s what Amorim subsequently shared with CNN about their meeting: ‘To say that the doors are open [for a peace negotiation] would be an exaggeration, but to say that they are completely closed is not true either.’.. There is no magic solution [to stop the conflict]. But there will come a time when, on one side or the other, a realization will emerge that the cost of war — not just the political cost, but the human and economic cost — will be greater than the cost of the necessary concessions for peace.”

Video – Stunning Short History – of Why the World has Gone Mad! – Ivor Cummins (48 min) – Cummins shares a slide presentation by Dr. Jacob Nordangard on the history of the creation of the Global Neo Liberal Technocracy throughout the 20th Century.

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