• Global IT outage causes chaos, disrupting airlines, banks, media, telecoms
    Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says outage caused by ‘defect’ in software update, rules out ‘cyber incident’.

    People wait for their flights following a global IT outage, at BER airport in Berlin
    A massive technology outage has disrupted businesses and institutions in multiple countries, throwing airports, airlines, rail companies, government services, banks, stock exchanges, supermarkets, telecoms, health systems and media outlets into chaos.

    The disruption was caused by an update to a product offered by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which had caused machines running the Microsoft Windows operating system to crash.

    Reporting from London, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull said, “CrowdStrike seems to have had some sort of mandatory update to its software that went horribly wrong.”

    The company had reported that the issue was related to its Falcon sensor product, engineers identifying a “content deployment problem”, said Hull.

    “Essentially it happens as you’re sitting in front of your terminal. If your terminal is a Microsoft Windows terminal, it suddenly goes to a blank blue screen. It’s called the ‘blue screen of death’ error. You are locked out of your operating system,” Hull said.

    CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz said on Friday that the outage was not a “security or cyber incident”.

    “We understand the gravity of the situation and are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and disruption. We are working with all impacted customers to ensure that systems are back up and they can deliver the services their customers are counting on,” he wrote on X.

    “As noted earlier, the issue has been identified and a fix has been deployed.”

    Microsoft said on Friday that the “underlying cause” of the global outage had been “fixed”, but the “residual impact” was continuing to affect some Office 365 apps and services.

    A blue error screen on a register is seen at a departmental store affected by a cyber outage in Brisbane, Australia
    A blue error screen on a register is seen at a departmental store affected by a cyber outage in Brisbane, Australia [Jono Searle/AAP Image via Reuters]
    The outages rippled far and wide, forcing some broadcasters off air and leaving customers without access to services such as healthcare or banking. Transport systems around the world among the hardest hit.

    Sign up for Al Jazeera

    Weekly Newsletter


    protected by reCAPTCHA
    In the United States, major airlines Delta, United and American Airlines were grounded on Friday morning due to a communication issue, according to an update by the Federal Aviation Administration.

    In Australia, flight information screens at Sydney airport went blank. The airport said that flights were arriving and departing but that travellers should expect delays.

    Melbourne airport said that check-in procedures for some airlines had been affected.

    Airports in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Malaysia and the Philippines also reported disruptions to services.

    Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of Europe’s busiest hubs, was also hit, with a spokesperson saying: “The outage has an impact on flights flying from and to Schiphol,” adding that it was not yet clear how many flights were affected.

    All airports in Spain were experiencing “disruptions”, the airport operator Aena said.

    Air France said its operations were also affected, but that flights already en route were not affected.

    Hong Kong Airport Authority said airlines affected by the outage have switched to manual check-in and flight operations have not been affected.

    Kenya Airways’s booking system was impacted, the airline said, warning customers to expect slower service than usual.

    A cash register shows a blue screen at a grocery store affected by a cyber outage in Sydney, Australia
    A cash register shows a blue screen at a grocery store in Sydney, Australia [Stella Qiu/Reuters]
    Multiple other sectors were also affected.

    Banks and other financial institutions from Australia to India and South Africa warned clients about disruptions to their services.

    Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank (CBA.AX), said some customers had been unable to transfer money due to the service outage.

    In the UK, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) was hit by a technical glitch that affected its news service and delayed its display of opening trades.

    Media companies also saw their broadcasts severely disrupted.

    Australia’s national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Network Ten confirmed that their systems had been affected.

    Sky News, one of the UK’s major news broadcasters went off air, apologising for being unable to transmit live.

    Government services were also hit.

    In the UK, booking systems used by doctors were offline, multiple reports from medical officials on X said.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates said some of its systems were impacted, including its “attestation service”, in a post on X. “We advise users to refrain from conducting any transactions until this issue is resolved,” it said.

    In Australia, Victoria’s state police said some internal systems had been hit by the outage but emergency services were operating normally.

    New Zealand’s parliamentary computer systems were affected, according to Rafael Gonzalez-Montero, head of the parliamentary service.

    Amazon’s AWS cloud service provider said in a statement that it was “investigating reports of connectivity issues to Windows EC2 instances and Workspaces within AWS”.

    At the time of reporting, some of the malfunctioning business, companies and computer app systems were beginning to return to normal service, including Sky News in the United Kingdom, which was down for an hour in the morning.

    Services of South African lenders Capitec Bank CPIJ.J and Absa ABGJ.J and airline Airlink have also been fully restored after the outage.

    The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq said markets also worked normally as of midday Friday.

    Major US banks, including Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, also said they had not seen any major impact on their systems or operations.

    A sign notifies customers of a temporary closure due to IT issues at a Liquorland store in Canberra, Australia
    A sign notifies customers of a temporary closure due to IT issues at a Liquorland store in Canberra, Australia, July 19 [Lukas Coch/AAP Image via Reuters]
    Not a ‘malicious act’

    Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator said on Friday that it was aware of a “large-scale technical outage” affecting numerous business and services across the country.

    “Our current information is this outage relates to a technical issue with a third-party software platform employed by affected companies,” the agency said in a statement.

    “There is no information to suggest it is a cyber security incident. We continue to engage across key stakeholders.”

    France’s cybersecurity agency said Friday that there was no evidence that the global IT outage was “the result of a cyberattack.”

    “The teams are fully mobilised to identify and support the affected entities in France and to understand… the origin of this outage,” ANSSI, the national cybersecurity agency said.

    A UK government security source told the Reuters news agency that the outage was not being treated as “a malicious act”.

    Hong Kong Express Airways passengers queue at counters in Hong Kong International Airport amid system outages disrupting the airline's operations
    Hong Kong Express Airways passengers queue at counters in Hong Kong International Airport amid system outages disrupting the airline’s operations [Tyrone Siu/Reuters]

    https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2024/7/19/australia-struck-by-major-it-outage-hitting-banks-media-telecoms
    Global IT outage causes chaos, disrupting airlines, banks, media, telecoms Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says outage caused by ‘defect’ in software update, rules out ‘cyber incident’. People wait for their flights following a global IT outage, at BER airport in Berlin A massive technology outage has disrupted businesses and institutions in multiple countries, throwing airports, airlines, rail companies, government services, banks, stock exchanges, supermarkets, telecoms, health systems and media outlets into chaos. The disruption was caused by an update to a product offered by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which had caused machines running the Microsoft Windows operating system to crash. Reporting from London, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull said, “CrowdStrike seems to have had some sort of mandatory update to its software that went horribly wrong.” The company had reported that the issue was related to its Falcon sensor product, engineers identifying a “content deployment problem”, said Hull. “Essentially it happens as you’re sitting in front of your terminal. If your terminal is a Microsoft Windows terminal, it suddenly goes to a blank blue screen. It’s called the ‘blue screen of death’ error. You are locked out of your operating system,” Hull said. CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz said on Friday that the outage was not a “security or cyber incident”. “We understand the gravity of the situation and are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and disruption. We are working with all impacted customers to ensure that systems are back up and they can deliver the services their customers are counting on,” he wrote on X. “As noted earlier, the issue has been identified and a fix has been deployed.” Microsoft said on Friday that the “underlying cause” of the global outage had been “fixed”, but the “residual impact” was continuing to affect some Office 365 apps and services. A blue error screen on a register is seen at a departmental store affected by a cyber outage in Brisbane, Australia A blue error screen on a register is seen at a departmental store affected by a cyber outage in Brisbane, Australia [Jono Searle/AAP Image via Reuters] The outages rippled far and wide, forcing some broadcasters off air and leaving customers without access to services such as healthcare or banking. Transport systems around the world among the hardest hit. Sign up for Al Jazeera Weekly Newsletter protected by reCAPTCHA In the United States, major airlines Delta, United and American Airlines were grounded on Friday morning due to a communication issue, according to an update by the Federal Aviation Administration. In Australia, flight information screens at Sydney airport went blank. The airport said that flights were arriving and departing but that travellers should expect delays. Melbourne airport said that check-in procedures for some airlines had been affected. Airports in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Malaysia and the Philippines also reported disruptions to services. Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of Europe’s busiest hubs, was also hit, with a spokesperson saying: “The outage has an impact on flights flying from and to Schiphol,” adding that it was not yet clear how many flights were affected. All airports in Spain were experiencing “disruptions”, the airport operator Aena said. Air France said its operations were also affected, but that flights already en route were not affected. Hong Kong Airport Authority said airlines affected by the outage have switched to manual check-in and flight operations have not been affected. Kenya Airways’s booking system was impacted, the airline said, warning customers to expect slower service than usual. A cash register shows a blue screen at a grocery store affected by a cyber outage in Sydney, Australia A cash register shows a blue screen at a grocery store in Sydney, Australia [Stella Qiu/Reuters] Multiple other sectors were also affected. Banks and other financial institutions from Australia to India and South Africa warned clients about disruptions to their services. Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank (CBA.AX), said some customers had been unable to transfer money due to the service outage. In the UK, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) was hit by a technical glitch that affected its news service and delayed its display of opening trades. Media companies also saw their broadcasts severely disrupted. Australia’s national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Network Ten confirmed that their systems had been affected. Sky News, one of the UK’s major news broadcasters went off air, apologising for being unable to transmit live. Government services were also hit. In the UK, booking systems used by doctors were offline, multiple reports from medical officials on X said. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates said some of its systems were impacted, including its “attestation service”, in a post on X. “We advise users to refrain from conducting any transactions until this issue is resolved,” it said. In Australia, Victoria’s state police said some internal systems had been hit by the outage but emergency services were operating normally. New Zealand’s parliamentary computer systems were affected, according to Rafael Gonzalez-Montero, head of the parliamentary service. Amazon’s AWS cloud service provider said in a statement that it was “investigating reports of connectivity issues to Windows EC2 instances and Workspaces within AWS”. At the time of reporting, some of the malfunctioning business, companies and computer app systems were beginning to return to normal service, including Sky News in the United Kingdom, which was down for an hour in the morning. Services of South African lenders Capitec Bank CPIJ.J and Absa ABGJ.J and airline Airlink have also been fully restored after the outage. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq said markets also worked normally as of midday Friday. Major US banks, including Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, also said they had not seen any major impact on their systems or operations. A sign notifies customers of a temporary closure due to IT issues at a Liquorland store in Canberra, Australia A sign notifies customers of a temporary closure due to IT issues at a Liquorland store in Canberra, Australia, July 19 [Lukas Coch/AAP Image via Reuters] Not a ‘malicious act’ Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator said on Friday that it was aware of a “large-scale technical outage” affecting numerous business and services across the country. “Our current information is this outage relates to a technical issue with a third-party software platform employed by affected companies,” the agency said in a statement. “There is no information to suggest it is a cyber security incident. We continue to engage across key stakeholders.” France’s cybersecurity agency said Friday that there was no evidence that the global IT outage was “the result of a cyberattack.” “The teams are fully mobilised to identify and support the affected entities in France and to understand… the origin of this outage,” ANSSI, the national cybersecurity agency said. A UK government security source told the Reuters news agency that the outage was not being treated as “a malicious act”. Hong Kong Express Airways passengers queue at counters in Hong Kong International Airport amid system outages disrupting the airline's operations Hong Kong Express Airways passengers queue at counters in Hong Kong International Airport amid system outages disrupting the airline’s operations [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2024/7/19/australia-struck-by-major-it-outage-hitting-banks-media-telecoms
    WWW.ALJAZEERA.COM
    Global IT outage causes chaos, disrupting airlines, banks, media, telecoms
    Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says outage caused by ‘defect’ in software update, rules out ‘cyber incident’.
    Angry
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares 1517 Views
  • Moderna Covid Shots Cause 30% More Deaths Than Pfizer, CDC Data Shows
    Frank BergmanJuly 16, 2024 - 12:23 pm

    Official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Moderna’s Covid mRNA injections are even more deadly than Pfizer’s equivalent offering.

    According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Moderna’s shot causes 30 percent more deaths per dose than Pfizer’s.

    VAERS is a database that accepts reports of adverse events that occur following vaccination.

    Reports are submitted to VAERS by doctors, healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and other medical professionals.

    A study using data from VAERS was conducted by MIT computer scientist the inventor of the optical computer mouse Steve Kirsch.

    Kirsch, the founder of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), asserts that he is now able to “prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Covid vaccines caused unacceptable increases in all-cause mortality for those who opted for the shots.”

    According to Kirsch, his study found that “the VAERS data clearly shows that the Moderna vaccine causes a disproportionately higher number of deaths than Pfizer.”

    However, he notes that this was always known “but the medical community chose to ignore it.”

    Explaining his findings in a Substack post, Kirsch notes that Pfizer has 57% more doses than Moderna.

    However, the Pfizer injections only caused 21% more deaths than Moderna.

    “The only way that can happen is if Moderna has a 30% higher death rate than Pfizer,” Kirsch notes.

    “Even if Pfizer is a completely safe vaccine, Moderna is a disaster.”

    “The fact nobody is pulling the plug on Moderna is INSANE.”

    Kirsch said he wants to provide the computer source code he created for his calculations so that it can be used by other countries to calculate their own deaths per vaccine manufacturer.

    The math code provided by Kirsch is:

    Python 3.11.2 (main, Mar 13 2023, 12:18:29) [GCC 12.2.0] on linux Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

    >>> mod_deaths=3714

    >>> pfizer_death=4507

    >>> pfizer_doses=366

    >>> mod_doses=232

    >>> pfizer_doses/mod_doses 1.5775862068965518

    >>> pfizer_death/mod_deaths 1.2135164243403338

    >>> 1.57/1.21 1.297520661157025

    Kirsch concludes that the mass vaccination campaign has been a “trainwreck.”

    “The end is near,” he warns.

    This news comes as excess deaths continue to soar around the world in the wake of the Covid vaccine rollout.

    As Slay News previously reported, government officials in the Philippines are raising the alarm after the nation has now recorded a staggering 290,000 deaths linked to Covid mRNA shots.

    Unlike other countries around the world, Filipino lawmakers are now sounding the alarm about the crisis and the government has launched a full investigation into the deaths.

    Notably, lawmakers have become alarmed that excess deaths surged among the public after they received Covid mRNA injections.

    Noteworthy hearings have been taking place in the Philippines’ House of Representatives.

    The hearings established that the deaths were not related to COVID-19 and that the spike only emerged after the “vaccines” that were meant to tackle the virus were rolled out for public use.

    During the hearing, lawmakers sought to identify the cause of more than 290,000 excess deaths among the nation’s Covid-vaccinated population.

    Congressman Dan S. Fernandez noted that when the nations began injecting members of the public with mRNA shots in early 2021, the Philippines suffered a 43% spike in its mortality rate.

    “It stands to reason that this very substantial increase in the number of deaths in 2021 could be attributed mainly to either two factors – to COVID-19 infection or to the vaccines themselves,” Fernandez asserted.

    However, during the hearings, lawmakers heard evidence proving that the deaths were not attributed to the virus, meaning they were caused by the injections.

    Strikingly, Fernandez admitted in remarks cited by Aussie 17:

    “We’ve been a part of that mistake because we approved the law that mandates the pharmaceutical to be responsible.

    “And now we learn from that mistake.”

    READ MORE – Rancher Blows Whistle: Food Supply Spiked with mRNA Vaccines


    Official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Moderna's Covid mRNA injections are even more deadly than Pfizer's equivalent offering. According to the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Moderna's shot causes 30 percent more deaths per dose than Pfizer's.

    https://slaynews.com/news/moderna-covid-shots-more-deaths-pfizer-cdc-data/
    Moderna Covid Shots Cause 30% More Deaths Than Pfizer, CDC Data Shows Frank BergmanJuly 16, 2024 - 12:23 pm Official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Moderna’s Covid mRNA injections are even more deadly than Pfizer’s equivalent offering. According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Moderna’s shot causes 30 percent more deaths per dose than Pfizer’s. VAERS is a database that accepts reports of adverse events that occur following vaccination. Reports are submitted to VAERS by doctors, healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and other medical professionals. A study using data from VAERS was conducted by MIT computer scientist the inventor of the optical computer mouse Steve Kirsch. Kirsch, the founder of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), asserts that he is now able to “prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Covid vaccines caused unacceptable increases in all-cause mortality for those who opted for the shots.” According to Kirsch, his study found that “the VAERS data clearly shows that the Moderna vaccine causes a disproportionately higher number of deaths than Pfizer.” However, he notes that this was always known “but the medical community chose to ignore it.” Explaining his findings in a Substack post, Kirsch notes that Pfizer has 57% more doses than Moderna. However, the Pfizer injections only caused 21% more deaths than Moderna. “The only way that can happen is if Moderna has a 30% higher death rate than Pfizer,” Kirsch notes. “Even if Pfizer is a completely safe vaccine, Moderna is a disaster.” “The fact nobody is pulling the plug on Moderna is INSANE.” Kirsch said he wants to provide the computer source code he created for his calculations so that it can be used by other countries to calculate their own deaths per vaccine manufacturer. The math code provided by Kirsch is: Python 3.11.2 (main, Mar 13 2023, 12:18:29) [GCC 12.2.0] on linux Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information. >>> mod_deaths=3714 >>> pfizer_death=4507 >>> pfizer_doses=366 >>> mod_doses=232 >>> pfizer_doses/mod_doses 1.5775862068965518 >>> pfizer_death/mod_deaths 1.2135164243403338 >>> 1.57/1.21 1.297520661157025 Kirsch concludes that the mass vaccination campaign has been a “trainwreck.” “The end is near,” he warns. This news comes as excess deaths continue to soar around the world in the wake of the Covid vaccine rollout. As Slay News previously reported, government officials in the Philippines are raising the alarm after the nation has now recorded a staggering 290,000 deaths linked to Covid mRNA shots. Unlike other countries around the world, Filipino lawmakers are now sounding the alarm about the crisis and the government has launched a full investigation into the deaths. Notably, lawmakers have become alarmed that excess deaths surged among the public after they received Covid mRNA injections. Noteworthy hearings have been taking place in the Philippines’ House of Representatives. The hearings established that the deaths were not related to COVID-19 and that the spike only emerged after the “vaccines” that were meant to tackle the virus were rolled out for public use. During the hearing, lawmakers sought to identify the cause of more than 290,000 excess deaths among the nation’s Covid-vaccinated population. Congressman Dan S. Fernandez noted that when the nations began injecting members of the public with mRNA shots in early 2021, the Philippines suffered a 43% spike in its mortality rate. “It stands to reason that this very substantial increase in the number of deaths in 2021 could be attributed mainly to either two factors – to COVID-19 infection or to the vaccines themselves,” Fernandez asserted. However, during the hearings, lawmakers heard evidence proving that the deaths were not attributed to the virus, meaning they were caused by the injections. Strikingly, Fernandez admitted in remarks cited by Aussie 17: “We’ve been a part of that mistake because we approved the law that mandates the pharmaceutical to be responsible. “And now we learn from that mistake.” READ MORE – Rancher Blows Whistle: Food Supply Spiked with mRNA Vaccines Official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Moderna's Covid mRNA injections are even more deadly than Pfizer's equivalent offering. According to the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Moderna's shot causes 30 percent more deaths per dose than Pfizer's. https://slaynews.com/news/moderna-covid-shots-more-deaths-pfizer-cdc-data/
    SLAYNEWS.COM
    Moderna Covid Shots Cause 30% More Deaths Than Pfizer, CDC Data Shows - Slay News
    Official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Moderna's Covid mRNA injections are even more deadly than Pfizer's equivalent offering.
    Angry
    1
    0 Comments 1 Shares 1370 Views
  • The Search Continues For The Lost 1MDB Loot
    Look no farther than Rosmah’s jewelry box

    John Berthelsen

    The wheels of justice grind slowly against the rich and powerful in Malaysia. Eight years after the failure of 1Malaysia Development Bhd with an estimated US$5.4 billion believed siphoned off by senior officials and their associates, investigators are still hunting through the tangle in as many as 40 international jurisdictions, trying to establish a paper trail to prove in court that money allegedly stolen by former Prime Minister Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor, the fugitive financial architect Low Taek Jho and others came from the government-backed sovereign investment fund, and to recover the missing billions in assets.

    Without the paper trail, the courts don’t have enough evidence to charge wrongdoers, said the source. “Considering that the transactions took place in as many as 40 different jurisdictions, you can imagine what a nightmare it is to work through the documents,” the source said. A task force comprising as many as 200 lawyers, accountants, and investigators from the Attorney General’s Chambers and other enforcement agencies led by the private firm of Lim Chee Wee Law of Kuala Lumpur are involved in combing through the mountains of files, bank statement, emails, and other evidence. The probe was delayed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic for several months, and by the delaying tactics of the defendants’ lawyers.

    The latest shot at recovering some of the astonishing amount of stash stolen by Jho Low, who is still on the run somewhere in China, and the Najibs came on June 4 when Lim Chee Wee Law, representing the 1MDB cadaver, filed a civil action against Rosmah and her Singaporean agent and companion, Shabnam Naraindas Daswani, aka Natasha Mirpuri, seeking the return of an astonishing US$346 million in jewelry, bags and watches allegedly paid for with funds stolen from 1MDB. That may not be all, the source said. The task force is searching for even more.

    On September 1, 2022, just a week after Najib reported to Kajang Prison to begin serving a 12-year sentence on corruption charges connected to the1MDB scandal, the 72-year-old Rosmah was found guilty of three charges of corruption, sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined RM970 million (US206.2 million) in a separate case having nothing to do with the failed investment concern. Although 22 months have passed since her conviction, she remains free on appeal. Additional cases against Najib, who has already had his sentence cut in half by the parole board, remain to be brought, six years after he was originally arrested. Given the politics of Malaysia at the moment, with Najib’s United Malays National Organization a crucial component propping up Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s coalition government, there are concerns about whether the additional cases will ever be brought.

    However, the magnitude of the theft, and the spending on luxury items, is breathtaking and might even dwarf the purchases of Rosmah’s Asian sister-in-crime Imelda Marcos of the Philippines, who has also managed to beat the rap. It has been the subject of wide-ranging investigations by both local law enforcement agencies and foreign governmental and law enforcement authorities including those in the United States, Switzerland, and Singapore. In the 242-page civil filing in the commercial division of the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, 1MDB and its ancillary firms, represented by the Lim Chee Wee firm, described a “large-scale, multi-jurisdictional fraud” in which eight different agents registered in offshore jurisdictions made 320 payments totaling US$346,010,489 to 48 different vendors of luxury goods based at least 14 jurisdictions.

    In 2018, when Najib was arrested, police seized the equivalent of US$273 million worth of loot from his property that filled five trucks with cash in 26 currencies totaling US$28.6 million, 457 handbags worth US$12 million, 423 watches valued at US$19 million, and 234 pairs of sunglasses worth US$93,000. Also included were 1,400 necklaces, 2,200 rings, 2,100 bangles, 2,800 pairs of earrings, 1,600 brooches, and 14 tiaras. In 2022 all of those items were returned to Rosmah when the High Court ruled the Public Prosecutor had failed to establish that offenses had been committed, and thus failed to show that the seized assets had been obtained in relation to the commission of a crime.

    The plaintiffs are now trying to get them back, along with a catalog of other assets that may well go beyond the US$346 million figure. Given the plethora of jurisdictions, it has proven extremely difficult to ascertain just how much loot was paid for with the stolen funds, much of it routed through two BVI shell companies, Good Star Ltd and Petro Saudi International.


    Rosmah by Malaysiakini cartoonist Zunar
    The civil suit describes a bewildering series of sham transfers of funds and loans in amounts up to US$1 billion that passed back and forth between the entities that “were created as part of the various wrongdoers’ design, including Najib Razak and Jho Low,” in one case, for instance “so that US$700 million out of US$1 billion at the 1st Plaintiff (1MDB) would eventually pay as a result of the PSI Joint Venture could be siphoned.”

    The misappropriation and laundering of the funds “were the result of various breaches of fiduciaries duties and trust by the former directors, executive and senior management, and employees” of 1MDB and its related companies. “In essence, the funds…which were to be utilized for investments in various ventures were instead wrongfully or fraudulently transferred out to entities registered in offshore jurisdictions which had no connection with or served no legitimate purpose in relation to the purported investment objectives of the…plaintiffs.”

    And where did the money go? In addition to the US$346 million that went to Rosmah’s jewelry in this civil action, the US Department of Justice’s kleptocracy unit, in 2016, as widely reported at the time, seized US$1 billion in assets including penthouses, hotels, condominiums, mansions and other properties in Los Angeles, London and Australia, a US$35 million Bombardier Global 5000 corporate jet and paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Goh. The Justice Department detailing the phenomenal amount of assets accumulated by “Malaysian Official 1” and his spouse included financing for the EMI music publishing house and for Red Granite Productions, headed by Rosmah’s son Riza Aziz by a previous marriage to make movies including the US$100 million 2013 production Wolf of Wall Street. The proceeds of the movies were later seized by the US government. In 2020, charges against Riza were dropped by the then-government because the funds were returned to the US government, shocking reform critics. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio had to return an Oscar originally won by Marlon Brando, which was gifted to him by Red Granite. Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr surrendered US$8 million in jewelry given to her by Jho Low.

    Finally, another US$250 million went to construct the 91-meter superyacht Equanimity, whose owner was said to be Jho Low, although it is widely believed in Kuala Lumpur that it was Rosmah who picked the materials and consulted in the design of the vessel’s over-the-top interior. Equanimity led authorities on a worldwide chase before it was finally cornered in Bali and confiscated by Malaysian authorities, who sold it for US$125 million to the Genting gaming empire, which renamed it Tranquility and subsequently resold it to Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve Corporation, for an undisclosed price believed to be US$150 million.


    The assets seized by the US government have not been returned to the Najibs. There are hundreds of millions still out there, along with Jho Low, who has been seen in Macao, Shanghai, and other cities, reportedly in the company of senior Chinese Communist Party officials. The task force will continue to look for them. Rosmah continues to be free on appeal. She regularly retrieves her passport to visit her daughter in Singapore. She has agreed to not dispose of or sell her designer handbags, jewelry, and other luxury items in the US$346 million lawsuit filed by 1MDB.


    https://www.asiasentinel.com/p/search-continues-lost-1mdb-loot
    The Search Continues For The Lost 1MDB Loot Look no farther than Rosmah’s jewelry box John Berthelsen The wheels of justice grind slowly against the rich and powerful in Malaysia. Eight years after the failure of 1Malaysia Development Bhd with an estimated US$5.4 billion believed siphoned off by senior officials and their associates, investigators are still hunting through the tangle in as many as 40 international jurisdictions, trying to establish a paper trail to prove in court that money allegedly stolen by former Prime Minister Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor, the fugitive financial architect Low Taek Jho and others came from the government-backed sovereign investment fund, and to recover the missing billions in assets. Without the paper trail, the courts don’t have enough evidence to charge wrongdoers, said the source. “Considering that the transactions took place in as many as 40 different jurisdictions, you can imagine what a nightmare it is to work through the documents,” the source said. A task force comprising as many as 200 lawyers, accountants, and investigators from the Attorney General’s Chambers and other enforcement agencies led by the private firm of Lim Chee Wee Law of Kuala Lumpur are involved in combing through the mountains of files, bank statement, emails, and other evidence. The probe was delayed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic for several months, and by the delaying tactics of the defendants’ lawyers. The latest shot at recovering some of the astonishing amount of stash stolen by Jho Low, who is still on the run somewhere in China, and the Najibs came on June 4 when Lim Chee Wee Law, representing the 1MDB cadaver, filed a civil action against Rosmah and her Singaporean agent and companion, Shabnam Naraindas Daswani, aka Natasha Mirpuri, seeking the return of an astonishing US$346 million in jewelry, bags and watches allegedly paid for with funds stolen from 1MDB. That may not be all, the source said. The task force is searching for even more. On September 1, 2022, just a week after Najib reported to Kajang Prison to begin serving a 12-year sentence on corruption charges connected to the1MDB scandal, the 72-year-old Rosmah was found guilty of three charges of corruption, sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined RM970 million (US206.2 million) in a separate case having nothing to do with the failed investment concern. Although 22 months have passed since her conviction, she remains free on appeal. Additional cases against Najib, who has already had his sentence cut in half by the parole board, remain to be brought, six years after he was originally arrested. Given the politics of Malaysia at the moment, with Najib’s United Malays National Organization a crucial component propping up Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s coalition government, there are concerns about whether the additional cases will ever be brought. However, the magnitude of the theft, and the spending on luxury items, is breathtaking and might even dwarf the purchases of Rosmah’s Asian sister-in-crime Imelda Marcos of the Philippines, who has also managed to beat the rap. It has been the subject of wide-ranging investigations by both local law enforcement agencies and foreign governmental and law enforcement authorities including those in the United States, Switzerland, and Singapore. In the 242-page civil filing in the commercial division of the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, 1MDB and its ancillary firms, represented by the Lim Chee Wee firm, described a “large-scale, multi-jurisdictional fraud” in which eight different agents registered in offshore jurisdictions made 320 payments totaling US$346,010,489 to 48 different vendors of luxury goods based at least 14 jurisdictions. In 2018, when Najib was arrested, police seized the equivalent of US$273 million worth of loot from his property that filled five trucks with cash in 26 currencies totaling US$28.6 million, 457 handbags worth US$12 million, 423 watches valued at US$19 million, and 234 pairs of sunglasses worth US$93,000. Also included were 1,400 necklaces, 2,200 rings, 2,100 bangles, 2,800 pairs of earrings, 1,600 brooches, and 14 tiaras. In 2022 all of those items were returned to Rosmah when the High Court ruled the Public Prosecutor had failed to establish that offenses had been committed, and thus failed to show that the seized assets had been obtained in relation to the commission of a crime. The plaintiffs are now trying to get them back, along with a catalog of other assets that may well go beyond the US$346 million figure. Given the plethora of jurisdictions, it has proven extremely difficult to ascertain just how much loot was paid for with the stolen funds, much of it routed through two BVI shell companies, Good Star Ltd and Petro Saudi International. Rosmah by Malaysiakini cartoonist Zunar The civil suit describes a bewildering series of sham transfers of funds and loans in amounts up to US$1 billion that passed back and forth between the entities that “were created as part of the various wrongdoers’ design, including Najib Razak and Jho Low,” in one case, for instance “so that US$700 million out of US$1 billion at the 1st Plaintiff (1MDB) would eventually pay as a result of the PSI Joint Venture could be siphoned.” The misappropriation and laundering of the funds “were the result of various breaches of fiduciaries duties and trust by the former directors, executive and senior management, and employees” of 1MDB and its related companies. “In essence, the funds…which were to be utilized for investments in various ventures were instead wrongfully or fraudulently transferred out to entities registered in offshore jurisdictions which had no connection with or served no legitimate purpose in relation to the purported investment objectives of the…plaintiffs.” And where did the money go? In addition to the US$346 million that went to Rosmah’s jewelry in this civil action, the US Department of Justice’s kleptocracy unit, in 2016, as widely reported at the time, seized US$1 billion in assets including penthouses, hotels, condominiums, mansions and other properties in Los Angeles, London and Australia, a US$35 million Bombardier Global 5000 corporate jet and paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Goh. The Justice Department detailing the phenomenal amount of assets accumulated by “Malaysian Official 1” and his spouse included financing for the EMI music publishing house and for Red Granite Productions, headed by Rosmah’s son Riza Aziz by a previous marriage to make movies including the US$100 million 2013 production Wolf of Wall Street. The proceeds of the movies were later seized by the US government. In 2020, charges against Riza were dropped by the then-government because the funds were returned to the US government, shocking reform critics. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio had to return an Oscar originally won by Marlon Brando, which was gifted to him by Red Granite. Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr surrendered US$8 million in jewelry given to her by Jho Low. Finally, another US$250 million went to construct the 91-meter superyacht Equanimity, whose owner was said to be Jho Low, although it is widely believed in Kuala Lumpur that it was Rosmah who picked the materials and consulted in the design of the vessel’s over-the-top interior. Equanimity led authorities on a worldwide chase before it was finally cornered in Bali and confiscated by Malaysian authorities, who sold it for US$125 million to the Genting gaming empire, which renamed it Tranquility and subsequently resold it to Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve Corporation, for an undisclosed price believed to be US$150 million. The assets seized by the US government have not been returned to the Najibs. There are hundreds of millions still out there, along with Jho Low, who has been seen in Macao, Shanghai, and other cities, reportedly in the company of senior Chinese Communist Party officials. The task force will continue to look for them. Rosmah continues to be free on appeal. She regularly retrieves her passport to visit her daughter in Singapore. She has agreed to not dispose of or sell her designer handbags, jewelry, and other luxury items in the US$346 million lawsuit filed by 1MDB. https://www.asiasentinel.com/p/search-continues-lost-1mdb-loot
    WWW.ASIASENTINEL.COM
    The Search Continues For The Lost 1MDB Loot
    Look no farther than Rosmah’s jewelry box
    Like
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares 5514 Views
  • PHILIPPINES' HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INVESTIGATES 290K+ EXCESS DEATHS, MAY 30, 2024
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/PAhaZA2Qonpc/
    PHILIPPINES' HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INVESTIGATES 290K+ EXCESS DEATHS, MAY 30, 2024 https://www.bitchute.com/video/PAhaZA2Qonpc/
    Like
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares 1199 Views
  • WHY DO WESTERN MEN CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES?
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/EjqDuzEc9Ac/
    WHY DO WESTERN MEN CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES? https://www.bitchute.com/video/EjqDuzEc9Ac/
    Like
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares 892 Views
  • https://writinganessay.org/2023/11/10/buy-cheap-essay-online-in-philippines/
    https://writinganessay.org/2023/11/10/buy-cheap-essay-online-in-philippines/
    0 Comments 0 Shares 1246 Views
  • Bombshell Report: COVID Vaccines Causally Linked to Increased Mortality — Resulting in 17 MILLION Deaths!
    Of the 13.25 billion injections delivered as of Sept. 2, 2023, 17 million people are estimated to have died from vaccine-related deaths.

    vnninfluencersOctober 4, 2023

    Image Credit: peterschreiber.media/Getty Images
    This article originally appeared on InfoWars.com and was republished with permission.

    Guest post by Jamie White

    A bombshell scientific report claimed that instead of saving lives, the experimental COVID vaccines were causally linked to a drastic increase in all-cause mortality in 17 countries, ultimately resulting in 17 million deaths.

    The report, published by the Correlation Research in the Public Interest on Sept. 17 – which has not yet been peer-reviewed – quantified the vaccine-dose fatality rate (vDFR) across all ages, which measures the ratio of vaccine-induced deaths to the total number of vaccines administered to the population.

    The researchers found that the mean of all-ages fatal toxicity by injection of the vDFR of 1 death per 800 injections across all ages and countries.

    In other words, of the 13.25 billion injections delivered as of Sept. 2, 2023, 17 million died from vaccine-related deaths.

    “We quantify the overall all-ages vDFR for the 17 countries to be (0.126 ± 0.004) %, which would imply 17.0 ± 0.5 million COVID-19 vaccine deaths worldwide, from 13.50 billion injections up to 2 September 2023. This would correspond to a mass iatrogenic event that killed (0.213 ± 0.006) % of the world population (1 death per 470 living persons, in less than 3 years), and did not measurably prevent any deaths,” the researchers wrote.

    The researchers analyzed the World Mortality Dataset for 17 equatorial and Southern Hemisphere countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    From The Epoch Times:

    These countries comprise 9.1 percent of the global population and 10.3 percent of worldwide COVID-19 injections—with a vaccination rate of 1.91 injections per person of all ages—and include nearly every COVID-19 vaccine product and manufacturer across four continents.

    Key findings from the 180-page report include:

    – In all countries included in the analysis, all-cause mortality increased when COVID-19 vaccines were deployed.

    – Nine of 17 countries had no detectable excess deaths following the World Health Organization’s March 11, 2020, declaration of the pandemic until the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

    – Unprecedented peaks in all-cause mortality were observed in January and February 2022, during the summer season of Southern Hemisphere countries coinciding with or following the rollout of boosters in 15 of 17 countries studied.

    – Excess all-cause mortality during the vaccination period beginning January 2021 was 1.74 million deaths, or one death per 800 injections, in the 17 countries studied.

    – The vDFR increased exponentially with age, reaching almost 5 percent among those 90 years and older who received a fourth vaccine dose.

    The researchers also noted that if the vaccines worked as advertised by Big Pharma and world governments, then all-cause mortality should actually have decreased.

    “If vaccines prevented transmission, infection or serious illness, then there should be decreases in mortality following vaccine rollouts, not increases, as in every observed elderly age group subjected to rapid booster rollouts. And, mortality would not increase solely when vaccines are rolled out, where no excess mortality occurs before vaccine rollouts, as we have documented here, in nine countries across three continents,” researchers concluded.

    Even more damning, Denis Rancourt, co-director of the Correlation Research in the Public Interest, told The Epoch Times that their report found no evidence the vaccines actually saved lives at all.

    “There is no evidence in the hard data of all-cause mortality of a beneficial effect from the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. No lives were saved,” Rancourt said in an email. “On the contrary, the evidence can be understood in terms of being subjected to a toxic substance. The risk of death per injection increases exponentially with age. The policy of prioritizing the elderly for injection must be ended immediately.”

    The authors added that data from countries such as India, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the United States show a similar phenomenon of a spike in all-cause mortality when the boosters were rolled out.

    Read the report:

    Copyright 2023 InfoWars

    https://vigilantnews.com/post/bombshell-report-covid-vaccines-causally-linked-to-increased-mortality-resulting-in-17-million-deaths/?amp=1
    Bombshell Report: COVID Vaccines Causally Linked to Increased Mortality — Resulting in 17 MILLION Deaths! Of the 13.25 billion injections delivered as of Sept. 2, 2023, 17 million people are estimated to have died from vaccine-related deaths. vnninfluencersOctober 4, 2023 Image Credit: peterschreiber.media/Getty Images This article originally appeared on InfoWars.com and was republished with permission. Guest post by Jamie White A bombshell scientific report claimed that instead of saving lives, the experimental COVID vaccines were causally linked to a drastic increase in all-cause mortality in 17 countries, ultimately resulting in 17 million deaths. The report, published by the Correlation Research in the Public Interest on Sept. 17 – which has not yet been peer-reviewed – quantified the vaccine-dose fatality rate (vDFR) across all ages, which measures the ratio of vaccine-induced deaths to the total number of vaccines administered to the population. The researchers found that the mean of all-ages fatal toxicity by injection of the vDFR of 1 death per 800 injections across all ages and countries. In other words, of the 13.25 billion injections delivered as of Sept. 2, 2023, 17 million died from vaccine-related deaths. “We quantify the overall all-ages vDFR for the 17 countries to be (0.126 ± 0.004) %, which would imply 17.0 ± 0.5 million COVID-19 vaccine deaths worldwide, from 13.50 billion injections up to 2 September 2023. This would correspond to a mass iatrogenic event that killed (0.213 ± 0.006) % of the world population (1 death per 470 living persons, in less than 3 years), and did not measurably prevent any deaths,” the researchers wrote. The researchers analyzed the World Mortality Dataset for 17 equatorial and Southern Hemisphere countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, and Uruguay. From The Epoch Times: These countries comprise 9.1 percent of the global population and 10.3 percent of worldwide COVID-19 injections—with a vaccination rate of 1.91 injections per person of all ages—and include nearly every COVID-19 vaccine product and manufacturer across four continents. Key findings from the 180-page report include: – In all countries included in the analysis, all-cause mortality increased when COVID-19 vaccines were deployed. – Nine of 17 countries had no detectable excess deaths following the World Health Organization’s March 11, 2020, declaration of the pandemic until the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. – Unprecedented peaks in all-cause mortality were observed in January and February 2022, during the summer season of Southern Hemisphere countries coinciding with or following the rollout of boosters in 15 of 17 countries studied. – Excess all-cause mortality during the vaccination period beginning January 2021 was 1.74 million deaths, or one death per 800 injections, in the 17 countries studied. – The vDFR increased exponentially with age, reaching almost 5 percent among those 90 years and older who received a fourth vaccine dose. The researchers also noted that if the vaccines worked as advertised by Big Pharma and world governments, then all-cause mortality should actually have decreased. “If vaccines prevented transmission, infection or serious illness, then there should be decreases in mortality following vaccine rollouts, not increases, as in every observed elderly age group subjected to rapid booster rollouts. And, mortality would not increase solely when vaccines are rolled out, where no excess mortality occurs before vaccine rollouts, as we have documented here, in nine countries across three continents,” researchers concluded. Even more damning, Denis Rancourt, co-director of the Correlation Research in the Public Interest, told The Epoch Times that their report found no evidence the vaccines actually saved lives at all. “There is no evidence in the hard data of all-cause mortality of a beneficial effect from the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. No lives were saved,” Rancourt said in an email. “On the contrary, the evidence can be understood in terms of being subjected to a toxic substance. The risk of death per injection increases exponentially with age. The policy of prioritizing the elderly for injection must be ended immediately.” The authors added that data from countries such as India, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the United States show a similar phenomenon of a spike in all-cause mortality when the boosters were rolled out. Read the report: Copyright 2023 InfoWars https://vigilantnews.com/post/bombshell-report-covid-vaccines-causally-linked-to-increased-mortality-resulting-in-17-million-deaths/?amp=1
    VIGILANTNEWS.COM
    Bombshell Report: COVID Vaccines Causally Linked to Increased Mortality — Resulting in 17 MILLION Deaths!
    Of the 13.25 billion injections delivered as of Sept. 2, 2023, 17 million people are estimated to have died from vaccine-related deaths.
    Like
    1
    1 Comments 1 Shares 9310 Views
  • U.S. and Russia ‘can’t stop’ Turkey’s new Syria incursion
    By ALEXANDER WARD, MATT BERG and LAWRENCE UKENYE
    11/22/2022 03:59 PM EST
    Syrian Kurds attend a funeral of people killed in Turkish airstrikes.
    Syrian Kurds attend a funeral of people killed in Turkish airstrikes in the village of Al Malikiyah, northern Syria, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. | Baderkhan Ahmad/AP Photo
    Subscribe here | Email Alex | Email Matt

    With help from Phelim Kine and Lara Seligman

    PROGRAMMING NOTE: We’ll be off for Thanksgiving this Thursday and Friday but back to our normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 28.

    Turkey is threatening to kill more U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria — and the United States and Russia might not try very hard to stop it.

    Turkish President RECEP TAYYIP ERDOÄžAN vowed to soon launch a ground attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria, claiming they were responsible for a deadly terrorist attack last week.

    “We have been bearing down on terrorists for a few days with our planes, cannons and guns,” ErdoÄŸan said Tuesday, alluding to Turkey’s recent lethal aerial bombardments in Syria. “God willing, we will root out all of them as soon as possible, together with our tanks, our soldiers.”

    It’s unclear if it was Kurdish separatists who killed six people in the heart of Istanbul on Nov. 13. The Kurds deny the allegation, after all. But experts say it has presented ErdoÄŸan with a pretext to delve deeper into northern Syria, a push he’s long wanted to do.

    “Turkey is quite serious about the current Syria offensive,” the Middle East Institute’s and St. Lawrence University’s HOWARD EISSENSTAT told NatSec Daily. “This fits with both long-standing Turkish assumptions about its security interests and ErdoÄŸan’s need to look strong in advance of elections scheduled for June. Under the current circumstances, Russia or the U.S. might be able to impose limits on Turkish actions, but they can’t stop them entirely.”

    Both have reasons to be worried about Turkey launching a ground attack.

    Russia backs Syrian President BASHAR AL-ASSAD while Turkey supports rebels seeking to topple him. “We understand and respect Turkey’s concerns about ensuring its own security,” Kremlin spokesperson DMITRY PESKOV told reporters. “At the same time, we call on all parties to refrain from steps that could lead to the destabilization of the overall situation.”

    About 900 U.S. troops, meanwhile, are in Syria to keep ISIS at bay alongside Syrian Democratic Forces and fear heavy fighting could disrupt their plans.

    Turkey has a legitimate right to defend itself and its citizens, National Security Council spokesperson JOHN KIRBY told NatSec Daily during a Tuesday news conference, but added cross-border operations “might force a reaction by some of our SDF partners that would limit and constrain their ability to fight against ISIS…and we want to be able to keep the pressure on ISIS.”

    “We continue to urge for deescalation on all sides and in our conversations,” Pentagon deputy press secretary SABRINA SINGH later told reporters.

    But those statements don’t fully reflect the state of play, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s SONER CAGAPTAY told NatSec Daily, because “Ankara has just about aligned all-stars for an incursion.”

    The U.S. may not resist too strongly since it wants Turkey, a NATO ally, to accept Sweden and Finland’s accession to the alliance. Cagaptay said a Monday State Department statement that barely lambasted Turkey over the violence in Syria was evidence of Washington’s light approach. “I can’t recall any statement that nicely worded about Turkey’s incursion into Syria in a long time,” he said.

    And Russia is providing millions for Turkey’s economy and energy sector, propping up ErdoÄŸan ahead of next year’s vote. In exchange, experts say ErdoÄŸan may finally accept Assad as Syria’s legitimate ruler, effectively bringing an end to what remains of the war in Syria.

    If that’s the case, it seems the U.S. and Russia may stand aside as Turkey kills more Kurds — and American allies — in Syria.

    The Inbox

    U.S. LEADERS IN ASIA: Vice President KAMALA HARRIS warned of U.S. intervention if China takes aim at the Philippines, our own PHELIM KINE reports.

    In a visit to the Philippines, Harris pushed back against Beijing’s expansive territorial claims in the region, pledging $7.5 million for the Philippine Coast Guard. On Monday, Harris also warned of a U.S. response if there is “an armed attack” on Filipino ships or aircraft in the South China Sea, invoking a treaty between the allies.

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson ZHAO LIJIAN clapped back on Tuesday, warning that U.S.-Philippines cooperation “should not target or hurt other countries’ interests.”

    Meanwhile, Defense Secretary LLOYD AUSTIN met with his Chinese counterpart in Cambodia on Tuesday, discussing strained bilateral relations and regional and global security issues, the Associated Press’ HENG SINITH reports.

    The two met on the sidelines of a regional meeting, marking the second time in six months Austin and Gen. WEI FENGHE met face-to-face. It comes just over a week after President JOE BIDEN met with Chinese leader XI JINPING in Indonesia, a gathering widely seen as an effort to ease tensions between the two world powers.

    On the issue of Taiwan, Austin assured Wei of Biden’s commitment to the “one China” policy, but called on China to refrain from taking destabilizing actions toward the island nation, Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. PAT RYDER said.

    EUROPE’S NEW MIGRANT INFLUX: Europe is struggling even more to properly welcome thousands of people seeking asylum from war and famine.

    Specifically, the EU plus Norway and Switzerland recorded about 564,000 applications in August this year — an increase of 62 percent from the same period last year, according to the European Union Agency for Asylum.

    That increase doesn’t include the millions of Ukrainian refugees moving westward since Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24. “Tents and sleeping bags have become a common sight along the canal in central Brussels, as well as in underpasses and railway stations, as some asylum seekers are forced to wait months for shelter after lodging applications,” per The Financial Times’ SAM FLEMING and GUY CHAZAN, underscoring just how overwhelmed the reception system is right now.

    NAVY BLAMES IRAN FOR DRONE ATTACK: The U.S. Navy confirmed Iran’s involvement in a Nov. 15 drone attack on a commercial tanker, identifying the drone as a Shahed-136 — the same type Iran has supplied to Russia for use in Ukraine.

    The attack fits “a historical pattern of Iran’s increasing use of a lethal capability directly or through its proxies across the Middle East,” reads a statement by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.

    “The Iranian attack on a commercial tanker transiting international waters was deliberate, flagrant and dangerous, endangering the lives of the ship’s crew and destabilizing maritime security in the Middle East,” said Vice Adm. BRAD COOPER, the command’s chief.

    U.S. officials had already said they suspected Iran was behind the strike.

    IT’S TUESDAY: Thanks for tuning in to NatSec Daily. This space is reserved for the top U.S. and foreign officials, the lawmakers, the lobbyists, the experts and the people like you who care about how the natsec sausage gets made. Aim your tips and comments at [email protected] and [email protected], and follow us on Twitter at @alexbward and @mattberg33.

    While you’re at it, follow the rest of POLITICO’s national security team: @nahaltoosi, @woodruffbets, @politicoryan, @PhelimKine, @BryanDBender, @laraseligman, @connorobrienNH, @paulmcleary, @leehudson, @AndrewDesiderio, @magmill95, @ericgeller, @johnnysaks130, @ErinBanco and @Lawrence_Ukenye.

    Flashpoints

    ARCTIC POWER: Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN touted Moscow’s growing footprint in the Arctic at a Tuesday flag-raising ceremony that commemorated two new nuclear-powered icebreakers that will allow the country to have year-round access to western parts of the Arctic, Reuters reports.

    The icebreakers “are part of our large-scale, systematic work to re-equip and replenish the domestic icebreaker fleet, to strengthen Russia’s status as a great Arctic power,” Putin said.

    The Arctic has become more significant due to climate change as melting ice has prompted countries like Russia, the U.S. and China to try to increase their influence in the region, which could also affect trade and shipping lane access.

    Keystrokes

    KISS IT GOODBYE, FOR NOW: The idea of creating a new platform where the government and the private sector can rapidly share data on cyber threats has hit a Fort Meade-sized speed bump: the National Security Agency, our friends over at Morning Cybersecurity (for Pros!) report.

    Until recently, the joint collaborative environment looked like a solid bet to make it into the final version of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, featuring in both the House and Senate markups of the must-pass defense bill.

    But the NSA began voicing objections to the JCE in the last few weeks, tilting the scales against the provision on the Hill, two Hill staffers granted anonymity to speak freely about the proposal told MC.

    The NSA’s “biggest concern” about the legislation is that it “would overly constrain” the NSA and CISA’s ongoing threat-sharing efforts, ROB JOYCE, the director of NSA’s cybersecurity directorate, told MC.

    The Complex

    ON THE WAY: The Army is on track to award the multibillion-dollar contract for the UH-60 Black Hawk replacement by the end of the year, our friends over at Morning Defense (for Pros!) report.

    Competing for the deal are Bell, with its V-280 Valor tiltrotor, and a Sikorsky-Bell team, with the SB-1 Defiant coaxial helicopter for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, Army acquisition chief DOUG BUSH told reporters Monday. Bell estimates the program is worth more than $100 billion because of foreign military sales opportunities.

    Black Hawks won’t be phased out of the Army overnight. The service intends to buy them through fiscal 2028 and does not anticipate the replacement to come online until 2035.

    On the Hill

    NOT WINGING IT: Republicans have an answer for anyone asking about the effect the party’s populist wing might have on foreign policy: Sorry, what?

    Lawmakers at the Halifax International Security Forum told our own ANDREW DESIDERIO that “Congress is likely to allocate well more than the $38 billion the Biden administration requested for Ukraine’s military and economic needs as part of a year-end governing funding bill. And that extra infusion is set to advance with the help of senior Republicans, even as influential conservative groups urge a pause.”

    That means Republicans predict enough Democrats and Republicans will support the package, drowning out loud voices on the right who don’t want to give Kyiv another penny.

    “If we were on the other side of this, they’d be pounding the table saying, ‘Send more money to Ukraine,’” Sen. JIM RISCH (R-Idaho), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview.

    Lawmakers from both parties believe the package will get through Congress before newly elected representatives and senators arrive in Washington.

    SEND ARMED DRONES TO UKRAINE: Sixteen senators are urging the Biden administration to give Ukraine armed drones to better repel Russia’s invasion, our own LEE HUDSON reports.

    The Biden administration has been hesitant to send the drone to Ukraine due to fears that sensitive technologies aboard the aircraft may end up in Russian hands. An electro-optical/infrared ball on the Gray Eagle provides real-time intelligence, targeting and tracking. The administration was also concerned that the drone and the instruments it carries would pose too many training and logistics challenges for the Ukrainian military.

    But the bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Sens. JONI ERNST (R-Iowa) and JOE MANCHIN (D-W.V.), say the benefits of helping Ukraine take out Russian positions outweigh the risks.

    “The MQ-1C could erode Russia’s long-range fires advantage. Most importantly, armed UAS could find and attack Russian warships in the Black Sea, breaking its coercive blockade and alleviate dual pressures on the Ukrainian economy and global food prices,” they wrote in the letter.

    The Wall Street Journal first reported on the letter.

    Broadsides

    FIRST IN NATSEC DAILY — CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHIPS IN 889: Loyal NatSec Daily readers will remember our report that two senators want to ban the federal government from acquiring products or services from Chinese chipmakers. Simply put, they want to update Section 889 in the federal code to include three Chinese firms and Chinese-made semiconductors.

    Well, the backlash to that bill by Sens. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-N.Y.) and JOHN CORNYN (R-Texas) has begun.

    “Left unaddressed, adding the covered semiconductors to part B of section 889 would harm federal agencies’ ability to procure the essential goods and services they need to promote our nation’s well-being, while putting added financial pressure on businesses that are operating in an inflationary economy,” reads a draft letter obtained by NatSec Daily. It’s signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Aerospace Industries Association, among other groups.

    The groups are fine with the section’s Part A, which deals with the procurement of items, even though “it presents federal contractors with costly and complex compliance burdens.” Their main gripe is with Part B because it bans interactions with a contractor that “uses” a banned technology. That makes compliance much harder, they argue. “A company with both federal and nonfederal customers would be barred from selling to the government because it ‘uses’ a coffee service that ‘uses’ the covered semiconductors,” the letter reads.

    Some lawmakers in both parties told NatSec Daily they don’t fully support the Schumer-Cornyn bill because of Point B.

    The draft note, dated Nov. 22, is addressed to Sens. JACK REED (D-R.I.) and JIM INHOFE (R-Okla.), the top members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    Still, much of the non-government national security community is behind the chip ban out of fear China can manipulate the semiconductors for its own purposes. Some of the three companies up for a ban allegedly have ties to China’s military.

    An AIA spokesperson said of the reason for sending the letter: “We have serious concerns about the cumulative effect of well-intentioned, but burdensome regulations that could drive small businesses out of the industrial base.”

    Transitions

    — MICHAEL HOCHMAN is now chief of staff for the White House Office of the National Cyber Director. He previously was deputy chief of staff and deputy general counsel.

    — HADY AMR has been named a special representative for Palestinian affairs, the first time the State Department has had a D.C.-based post focused on that issue. He was previously the deputy assistant secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian affairs.

    What to Read

    — NATHALIE TOCCI, POLITICO: Europe’s Defense Efforts Remain Underwhelming

    — BEN OLLERENSHAW and JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL, Real Clear Defense: To Deter China, the U.S. Must Have the Political Courage to Retaliate Against Russia

    — ANDREW KREPINEVICH, JR., Foreign Affairs: Is Putin a Rational Actor?

    Wednesday Today

    — The Hudson Institute, 10 a.m.: “Countering Russian Influence in Georgia”

    Have a natsec-centric event coming up? Transitioning to a new defense-adjacent or foreign policy-focused gig? Shoot me an email at [email protected] to be featured in the next edition of the newsletter.

    Thanks to our editor, Heidi Vogt, who has aligned the stars to gain full control of this newsletter.

    And we thank our producer, Kierra Frazier, who is a star in her own right.



    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/national-security-daily/2022/11/22/u-s-and-russia-cant-stop-turkeys-new-syria-incursion-00070431
    U.S. and Russia ‘can’t stop’ Turkey’s new Syria incursion By ALEXANDER WARD, MATT BERG and LAWRENCE UKENYE 11/22/2022 03:59 PM EST Syrian Kurds attend a funeral of people killed in Turkish airstrikes. Syrian Kurds attend a funeral of people killed in Turkish airstrikes in the village of Al Malikiyah, northern Syria, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. | Baderkhan Ahmad/AP Photo Subscribe here | Email Alex | Email Matt With help from Phelim Kine and Lara Seligman PROGRAMMING NOTE: We’ll be off for Thanksgiving this Thursday and Friday but back to our normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 28. Turkey is threatening to kill more U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria — and the United States and Russia might not try very hard to stop it. Turkish President RECEP TAYYIP ERDOÄžAN vowed to soon launch a ground attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria, claiming they were responsible for a deadly terrorist attack last week. “We have been bearing down on terrorists for a few days with our planes, cannons and guns,” ErdoÄŸan said Tuesday, alluding to Turkey’s recent lethal aerial bombardments in Syria. “God willing, we will root out all of them as soon as possible, together with our tanks, our soldiers.” It’s unclear if it was Kurdish separatists who killed six people in the heart of Istanbul on Nov. 13. The Kurds deny the allegation, after all. But experts say it has presented ErdoÄŸan with a pretext to delve deeper into northern Syria, a push he’s long wanted to do. “Turkey is quite serious about the current Syria offensive,” the Middle East Institute’s and St. Lawrence University’s HOWARD EISSENSTAT told NatSec Daily. “This fits with both long-standing Turkish assumptions about its security interests and ErdoÄŸan’s need to look strong in advance of elections scheduled for June. Under the current circumstances, Russia or the U.S. might be able to impose limits on Turkish actions, but they can’t stop them entirely.” Both have reasons to be worried about Turkey launching a ground attack. Russia backs Syrian President BASHAR AL-ASSAD while Turkey supports rebels seeking to topple him. “We understand and respect Turkey’s concerns about ensuring its own security,” Kremlin spokesperson DMITRY PESKOV told reporters. “At the same time, we call on all parties to refrain from steps that could lead to the destabilization of the overall situation.” About 900 U.S. troops, meanwhile, are in Syria to keep ISIS at bay alongside Syrian Democratic Forces and fear heavy fighting could disrupt their plans. Turkey has a legitimate right to defend itself and its citizens, National Security Council spokesperson JOHN KIRBY told NatSec Daily during a Tuesday news conference, but added cross-border operations “might force a reaction by some of our SDF partners that would limit and constrain their ability to fight against ISIS…and we want to be able to keep the pressure on ISIS.” “We continue to urge for deescalation on all sides and in our conversations,” Pentagon deputy press secretary SABRINA SINGH later told reporters. But those statements don’t fully reflect the state of play, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s SONER CAGAPTAY told NatSec Daily, because “Ankara has just about aligned all-stars for an incursion.” The U.S. may not resist too strongly since it wants Turkey, a NATO ally, to accept Sweden and Finland’s accession to the alliance. Cagaptay said a Monday State Department statement that barely lambasted Turkey over the violence in Syria was evidence of Washington’s light approach. “I can’t recall any statement that nicely worded about Turkey’s incursion into Syria in a long time,” he said. And Russia is providing millions for Turkey’s economy and energy sector, propping up ErdoÄŸan ahead of next year’s vote. In exchange, experts say ErdoÄŸan may finally accept Assad as Syria’s legitimate ruler, effectively bringing an end to what remains of the war in Syria. If that’s the case, it seems the U.S. and Russia may stand aside as Turkey kills more Kurds — and American allies — in Syria. The Inbox U.S. LEADERS IN ASIA: Vice President KAMALA HARRIS warned of U.S. intervention if China takes aim at the Philippines, our own PHELIM KINE reports. In a visit to the Philippines, Harris pushed back against Beijing’s expansive territorial claims in the region, pledging $7.5 million for the Philippine Coast Guard. On Monday, Harris also warned of a U.S. response if there is “an armed attack” on Filipino ships or aircraft in the South China Sea, invoking a treaty between the allies. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson ZHAO LIJIAN clapped back on Tuesday, warning that U.S.-Philippines cooperation “should not target or hurt other countries’ interests.” Meanwhile, Defense Secretary LLOYD AUSTIN met with his Chinese counterpart in Cambodia on Tuesday, discussing strained bilateral relations and regional and global security issues, the Associated Press’ HENG SINITH reports. The two met on the sidelines of a regional meeting, marking the second time in six months Austin and Gen. WEI FENGHE met face-to-face. It comes just over a week after President JOE BIDEN met with Chinese leader XI JINPING in Indonesia, a gathering widely seen as an effort to ease tensions between the two world powers. On the issue of Taiwan, Austin assured Wei of Biden’s commitment to the “one China” policy, but called on China to refrain from taking destabilizing actions toward the island nation, Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. PAT RYDER said. EUROPE’S NEW MIGRANT INFLUX: Europe is struggling even more to properly welcome thousands of people seeking asylum from war and famine. Specifically, the EU plus Norway and Switzerland recorded about 564,000 applications in August this year — an increase of 62 percent from the same period last year, according to the European Union Agency for Asylum. That increase doesn’t include the millions of Ukrainian refugees moving westward since Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24. “Tents and sleeping bags have become a common sight along the canal in central Brussels, as well as in underpasses and railway stations, as some asylum seekers are forced to wait months for shelter after lodging applications,” per The Financial Times’ SAM FLEMING and GUY CHAZAN, underscoring just how overwhelmed the reception system is right now. NAVY BLAMES IRAN FOR DRONE ATTACK: The U.S. Navy confirmed Iran’s involvement in a Nov. 15 drone attack on a commercial tanker, identifying the drone as a Shahed-136 — the same type Iran has supplied to Russia for use in Ukraine. The attack fits “a historical pattern of Iran’s increasing use of a lethal capability directly or through its proxies across the Middle East,” reads a statement by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. “The Iranian attack on a commercial tanker transiting international waters was deliberate, flagrant and dangerous, endangering the lives of the ship’s crew and destabilizing maritime security in the Middle East,” said Vice Adm. BRAD COOPER, the command’s chief. U.S. officials had already said they suspected Iran was behind the strike. IT’S TUESDAY: Thanks for tuning in to NatSec Daily. This space is reserved for the top U.S. and foreign officials, the lawmakers, the lobbyists, the experts and the people like you who care about how the natsec sausage gets made. Aim your tips and comments at [email protected] and [email protected], and follow us on Twitter at @alexbward and @mattberg33. While you’re at it, follow the rest of POLITICO’s national security team: @nahaltoosi, @woodruffbets, @politicoryan, @PhelimKine, @BryanDBender, @laraseligman, @connorobrienNH, @paulmcleary, @leehudson, @AndrewDesiderio, @magmill95, @ericgeller, @johnnysaks130, @ErinBanco and @Lawrence_Ukenye. Flashpoints ARCTIC POWER: Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN touted Moscow’s growing footprint in the Arctic at a Tuesday flag-raising ceremony that commemorated two new nuclear-powered icebreakers that will allow the country to have year-round access to western parts of the Arctic, Reuters reports. The icebreakers “are part of our large-scale, systematic work to re-equip and replenish the domestic icebreaker fleet, to strengthen Russia’s status as a great Arctic power,” Putin said. The Arctic has become more significant due to climate change as melting ice has prompted countries like Russia, the U.S. and China to try to increase their influence in the region, which could also affect trade and shipping lane access. Keystrokes KISS IT GOODBYE, FOR NOW: The idea of creating a new platform where the government and the private sector can rapidly share data on cyber threats has hit a Fort Meade-sized speed bump: the National Security Agency, our friends over at Morning Cybersecurity (for Pros!) report. Until recently, the joint collaborative environment looked like a solid bet to make it into the final version of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, featuring in both the House and Senate markups of the must-pass defense bill. But the NSA began voicing objections to the JCE in the last few weeks, tilting the scales against the provision on the Hill, two Hill staffers granted anonymity to speak freely about the proposal told MC. The NSA’s “biggest concern” about the legislation is that it “would overly constrain” the NSA and CISA’s ongoing threat-sharing efforts, ROB JOYCE, the director of NSA’s cybersecurity directorate, told MC. The Complex ON THE WAY: The Army is on track to award the multibillion-dollar contract for the UH-60 Black Hawk replacement by the end of the year, our friends over at Morning Defense (for Pros!) report. Competing for the deal are Bell, with its V-280 Valor tiltrotor, and a Sikorsky-Bell team, with the SB-1 Defiant coaxial helicopter for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, Army acquisition chief DOUG BUSH told reporters Monday. Bell estimates the program is worth more than $100 billion because of foreign military sales opportunities. Black Hawks won’t be phased out of the Army overnight. The service intends to buy them through fiscal 2028 and does not anticipate the replacement to come online until 2035. On the Hill NOT WINGING IT: Republicans have an answer for anyone asking about the effect the party’s populist wing might have on foreign policy: Sorry, what? Lawmakers at the Halifax International Security Forum told our own ANDREW DESIDERIO that “Congress is likely to allocate well more than the $38 billion the Biden administration requested for Ukraine’s military and economic needs as part of a year-end governing funding bill. And that extra infusion is set to advance with the help of senior Republicans, even as influential conservative groups urge a pause.” That means Republicans predict enough Democrats and Republicans will support the package, drowning out loud voices on the right who don’t want to give Kyiv another penny. “If we were on the other side of this, they’d be pounding the table saying, ‘Send more money to Ukraine,’” Sen. JIM RISCH (R-Idaho), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview. Lawmakers from both parties believe the package will get through Congress before newly elected representatives and senators arrive in Washington. SEND ARMED DRONES TO UKRAINE: Sixteen senators are urging the Biden administration to give Ukraine armed drones to better repel Russia’s invasion, our own LEE HUDSON reports. The Biden administration has been hesitant to send the drone to Ukraine due to fears that sensitive technologies aboard the aircraft may end up in Russian hands. An electro-optical/infrared ball on the Gray Eagle provides real-time intelligence, targeting and tracking. The administration was also concerned that the drone and the instruments it carries would pose too many training and logistics challenges for the Ukrainian military. But the bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Sens. JONI ERNST (R-Iowa) and JOE MANCHIN (D-W.V.), say the benefits of helping Ukraine take out Russian positions outweigh the risks. “The MQ-1C could erode Russia’s long-range fires advantage. Most importantly, armed UAS could find and attack Russian warships in the Black Sea, breaking its coercive blockade and alleviate dual pressures on the Ukrainian economy and global food prices,” they wrote in the letter. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the letter. Broadsides FIRST IN NATSEC DAILY — CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHIPS IN 889: Loyal NatSec Daily readers will remember our report that two senators want to ban the federal government from acquiring products or services from Chinese chipmakers. Simply put, they want to update Section 889 in the federal code to include three Chinese firms and Chinese-made semiconductors. Well, the backlash to that bill by Sens. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-N.Y.) and JOHN CORNYN (R-Texas) has begun. “Left unaddressed, adding the covered semiconductors to part B of section 889 would harm federal agencies’ ability to procure the essential goods and services they need to promote our nation’s well-being, while putting added financial pressure on businesses that are operating in an inflationary economy,” reads a draft letter obtained by NatSec Daily. It’s signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Aerospace Industries Association, among other groups. The groups are fine with the section’s Part A, which deals with the procurement of items, even though “it presents federal contractors with costly and complex compliance burdens.” Their main gripe is with Part B because it bans interactions with a contractor that “uses” a banned technology. That makes compliance much harder, they argue. “A company with both federal and nonfederal customers would be barred from selling to the government because it ‘uses’ a coffee service that ‘uses’ the covered semiconductors,” the letter reads. Some lawmakers in both parties told NatSec Daily they don’t fully support the Schumer-Cornyn bill because of Point B. The draft note, dated Nov. 22, is addressed to Sens. JACK REED (D-R.I.) and JIM INHOFE (R-Okla.), the top members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Still, much of the non-government national security community is behind the chip ban out of fear China can manipulate the semiconductors for its own purposes. Some of the three companies up for a ban allegedly have ties to China’s military. An AIA spokesperson said of the reason for sending the letter: “We have serious concerns about the cumulative effect of well-intentioned, but burdensome regulations that could drive small businesses out of the industrial base.” Transitions — MICHAEL HOCHMAN is now chief of staff for the White House Office of the National Cyber Director. He previously was deputy chief of staff and deputy general counsel. — HADY AMR has been named a special representative for Palestinian affairs, the first time the State Department has had a D.C.-based post focused on that issue. He was previously the deputy assistant secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian affairs. What to Read — NATHALIE TOCCI, POLITICO: Europe’s Defense Efforts Remain Underwhelming — BEN OLLERENSHAW and JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL, Real Clear Defense: To Deter China, the U.S. Must Have the Political Courage to Retaliate Against Russia — ANDREW KREPINEVICH, JR., Foreign Affairs: Is Putin a Rational Actor? Wednesday Today — The Hudson Institute, 10 a.m.: “Countering Russian Influence in Georgia” Have a natsec-centric event coming up? Transitioning to a new defense-adjacent or foreign policy-focused gig? Shoot me an email at [email protected] to be featured in the next edition of the newsletter. Thanks to our editor, Heidi Vogt, who has aligned the stars to gain full control of this newsletter. And we thank our producer, Kierra Frazier, who is a star in her own right. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/national-security-daily/2022/11/22/u-s-and-russia-cant-stop-turkeys-new-syria-incursion-00070431
    WWW.POLITICO.COM
    U.S. and Russia ‘can’t stop’ Turkey’s new Syria incursion
    Turkey is threatening to kill more U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria — and the United States and Russia might not try very hard to stop it.
    0 Comments 0 Shares 30196 Views
  • US SHAPES PHILIPPINES INTO SOUTHEAST ASIA'S "UKRAINE"
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/uOyMm1luBaeC/
    US SHAPES PHILIPPINES INTO SOUTHEAST ASIA'S "UKRAINE" https://www.bitchute.com/video/uOyMm1luBaeC/
    0 Comments 0 Shares 1836 Views
  • 🚨Kine Philippines Partnership Campaign

    Kine Philippines is looking for an Affiliate or Ambassador

    📌Requirements: Trading Community that provides volume!!!

    🎁You will get upto 50% commission for Futures. And for Spot ( launch this month ).

    🎁Plus Kine Token from Kine PH when you reach your trading volume target.

    For more details, visit this: t.me/OfficialKineProtocolPH/44

    Join here: t.me/OfficialKinePhilippines
    🚨Kine Philippines Partnership Campaign Kine Philippines is looking for an Affiliate or Ambassador 📌Requirements: Trading Community that provides volume!!! 🎁You will get upto 50% commission for Futures. And for Spot ( launch this month ). 🎁Plus Kine Token from Kine PH when you reach your trading volume target. For more details, visit this: t.me/OfficialKineProtocolPH/44 Join here: t.me/OfficialKinePhilippines
    0 Comments 0 Shares 3727 Views
  • @KineProtocol is one of the Leading DEX that supports Copy Trading. This feature can make you a Profitable Trader without doing any analysis. Just copy Kine Protocol's Profitable Traders and you will earn

    Register here: r.kine.io/ref/6B832E

    Join here: t.me/OfficialKinePhilippines
    @KineProtocol is one of the Leading DEX that supports Copy Trading. This feature can make you a Profitable Trader without doing any analysis. Just copy Kine Protocol's Profitable Traders and you will earn Register here: r.kine.io/ref/6B832E Join here: t.me/OfficialKinePhilippines
    0 Comments 0 Shares 3223 Views

  • https://3speak.tv/watch?v=rzc24-nftbbg/lzhkednt

    Does the entry of BlackRock in cryptocurrency signal the return of the Bull Market?

    Since 2015, I have been hearing a lot of good things about BlackRock when I started trading in the Philippines Stock market. However, my knowledge is just superficial. All I know is that BlackRock is a big name in the investment world. Beyond that information, I know nothing about the details and the nature of the investment of this giant financial firm.

    Now, with this recent press release from cryptoglobe.com about BlackRock entering into the crypto space, this made me curious to dig a little deeper into the involvement of this financial titan.

    In Wikipedia, BlackRock is described as “the largest asset management company in the world.” In terms of age, it is still very young. It was established in 1988 and so that would make the firm just 35 years old.

    What I find impressive in this company is its client base which includes huge companies, the big names in the institutional and individual investing world, as well as sovereign governments.
    Now, with the involvement of governments in BlackRock, this made me reflect on the recent interference of governments in the crypto space.

    One, if governments are included among their clients, I am now wondering about the future of regulation and legal issues that Centralized Exchanges (CEXes) are facing today such as Coinbase and Binance. Especially, in relation to the US government. Perhaps, unlike other governments, BlackRock doesn’t manage any fund related to the US government because if they have, then how you would reconcile BlackRock’s move with the US government fund being managed by BlackRock? If the US government has any funds entrusted to BlackRock, how can the SEC for instance sustain their goal of destroying the space?

    Or if the US government has an investment managed by BlackRock, perhaps, these assets are in safer financial instruments and not necessarily in the field of cryptocurrency.

    And then another thought, perhaps the hostility of the US government against cryptocurrency is motivated by those who either don’t understand that character of the space or if they do understand, they don’t like the idea of transferring financial sovereignty back to the people. They want to be in control.

    Nevertheless, as far as Japan, Kuwait, and Abu Dhabi are concerned, whether the governments of these nations are crypto-friendly or not, one thing is clear: these governments trust BlackRock with their sovereign wealth funds and that’s why we see BlackRock managing the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

    Pension funds like "the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), New York City Pension Funds, and Teacher Retirement System of Texas" are just a few notable organizations that put their trust in BlackRock. Along with big businesses like General Electric (GE), IBM, and Microsoft, insurance firms have entrusted BlackRock with managing their assets.

    Its clients include central banks as well, which surprises me. Examples include the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan.

    Last but not least, BlackRock is responsible for managing universities like Stanford University and Harvard University as well as charitable organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    We could therefore conclude from BlackRock's client list that it is truly a massive, mammoth in the investing industry.

    Now, returning to our question: “Does the entry of BlackRock in cryptocurrency signal the return of the Bull Market?” What did BlackRock do by the way that would cause us to consider such a question?

    We are told that BlackRock moves into the cryptocurrency space by filing for a spot Bitcoin ETF and it is considered the major catalyst for the recent rally in the price of Bitcoin. And then the wider cryptocurrency market followed in such a price rally. Even meme coins like PEPE have experienced significant gain as well as other names such as ETH, BNB, and XRP.

    Inspired by the action of BlackRock, we are also told that 96% of professional investors are considering making cryptocurrency investments. This is according to the survey conducted by Laser Digital. And so, these financial companies are now following BlackRock in this Bitcoin ETF thing.

    What’s your take on this?

    As for me, this confirms that we are really living in a clown world. Anticipate for more entertainment in the coming days.

    Grace and peace!

    What is Hive?

    What is LeoFinance? 3Speak
    https://3speak.tv/watch?v=rzc24-nftbbg/lzhkednt Does the entry of BlackRock in cryptocurrency signal the return of the Bull Market? Since 2015, I have been hearing a lot of good things about BlackRock when I started trading in the Philippines Stock market. However, my knowledge is just superficial. All I know is that BlackRock is a big name in the investment world. Beyond that information, I know nothing about the details and the nature of the investment of this giant financial firm. Now, with this recent press release from cryptoglobe.com about BlackRock entering into the crypto space, this made me curious to dig a little deeper into the involvement of this financial titan. In Wikipedia, BlackRock is described as “the largest asset management company in the world.” In terms of age, it is still very young. It was established in 1988 and so that would make the firm just 35 years old. What I find impressive in this company is its client base which includes huge companies, the big names in the institutional and individual investing world, as well as sovereign governments. Now, with the involvement of governments in BlackRock, this made me reflect on the recent interference of governments in the crypto space. One, if governments are included among their clients, I am now wondering about the future of regulation and legal issues that Centralized Exchanges (CEXes) are facing today such as Coinbase and Binance. Especially, in relation to the US government. Perhaps, unlike other governments, BlackRock doesn’t manage any fund related to the US government because if they have, then how you would reconcile BlackRock’s move with the US government fund being managed by BlackRock? If the US government has any funds entrusted to BlackRock, how can the SEC for instance sustain their goal of destroying the space? Or if the US government has an investment managed by BlackRock, perhaps, these assets are in safer financial instruments and not necessarily in the field of cryptocurrency. And then another thought, perhaps the hostility of the US government against cryptocurrency is motivated by those who either don’t understand that character of the space or if they do understand, they don’t like the idea of transferring financial sovereignty back to the people. They want to be in control. Nevertheless, as far as Japan, Kuwait, and Abu Dhabi are concerned, whether the governments of these nations are crypto-friendly or not, one thing is clear: these governments trust BlackRock with their sovereign wealth funds and that’s why we see BlackRock managing the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Pension funds like "the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), New York City Pension Funds, and Teacher Retirement System of Texas" are just a few notable organizations that put their trust in BlackRock. Along with big businesses like General Electric (GE), IBM, and Microsoft, insurance firms have entrusted BlackRock with managing their assets. Its clients include central banks as well, which surprises me. Examples include the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan. Last but not least, BlackRock is responsible for managing universities like Stanford University and Harvard University as well as charitable organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We could therefore conclude from BlackRock's client list that it is truly a massive, mammoth in the investing industry. Now, returning to our question: “Does the entry of BlackRock in cryptocurrency signal the return of the Bull Market?” What did BlackRock do by the way that would cause us to consider such a question? We are told that BlackRock moves into the cryptocurrency space by filing for a spot Bitcoin ETF and it is considered the major catalyst for the recent rally in the price of Bitcoin. And then the wider cryptocurrency market followed in such a price rally. Even meme coins like PEPE have experienced significant gain as well as other names such as ETH, BNB, and XRP. Inspired by the action of BlackRock, we are also told that 96% of professional investors are considering making cryptocurrency investments. This is according to the survey conducted by Laser Digital. And so, these financial companies are now following BlackRock in this Bitcoin ETF thing. What’s your take on this? As for me, this confirms that we are really living in a clown world. Anticipate for more entertainment in the coming days. Grace and peace! What is Hive? What is LeoFinance? 3Speak
    Like
    4
    0 Comments 0 Shares 18861 Views

  • https://3speak.tv/watch?v=arlenec2021/qrqtjytf

    In December 2018, I went on my first lengthy hiking and mountain-climbing excursion. I joined a group of climbers, and we followed the Ambageg trail, which is regarded as the simplest path.
    It wasn't simple. We took close to five hours. The weather was really cold. The colder it got as we climbed higher made me believe I would not survive.

    When we finally arrived at the summit, the consolation was worthwhile in the end. We were thrilled and enthralled. Last but not least, I had the opportunity to step on what was referred to as "the playground of the gods."

    The Philippines' third-highest mountain is called Mount Pulag. It is situated along the three-province border between Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pulag 3Speak

    #someeofficial
    https://3speak.tv/watch?v=arlenec2021/qrqtjytf In December 2018, I went on my first lengthy hiking and mountain-climbing excursion. I joined a group of climbers, and we followed the Ambageg trail, which is regarded as the simplest path. It wasn't simple. We took close to five hours. The weather was really cold. The colder it got as we climbed higher made me believe I would not survive. When we finally arrived at the summit, the consolation was worthwhile in the end. We were thrilled and enthralled. Last but not least, I had the opportunity to step on what was referred to as "the playground of the gods." The Philippines' third-highest mountain is called Mount Pulag. It is situated along the three-province border between Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pulag 3Speak #someeofficial
    Like
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares 8630 Views