• Class room might not be the perfect solution
    ________________________________________'

    She has no educational qualification,
    Yet she is successful in her dreams.

    She dont know what is engineering,
    But she designed her home herself.

    Never heard about strength of material.
    But the walls of her home is strong enough to withstand any weather condition.

    If she was a Human, perhaps, she would be an illetrate because of no educational background.

    Yet, most of us with the highest level of Western education can't produce a toothpick.

    But, we are suppose to be the Higher Animal, with the most sophisticated brains ever seen.

    What made us think we are better than them,
    I dont know.

    What made us think, that without man made Education we can't succeed in life.
    I dont know.

    If She can do such without Any Educational Qualifications,
    How far we?

    Nature keeps showing us signs.
    Of what we are capable of.
    That what we needed is not always in a class room.
    β˜€οΈ Class room might not be the perfect solution ________________________________________' ⚫ She has no educational qualification, Yet she is successful in her dreams. ⚫ She dont know what is engineering, But she designed 🎨 her home 🏑 herself. ⚫ Never heard about strength of material. But the walls of her home is strong enough to withstand any weather condition. ⚫ If she was a Human, perhaps, she would be an illetrate because of no educational background. ⚫ Yet, most of us with the highest level of Western education πŸŽ“ can't produce a toothpick. ⚫ But, we are suppose to be the Higher Animal, with the most sophisticated brains ever seen. ⚫ What made us think we are better than them, I dont know. ⚫ What made us think, that without man made Education πŸŽ“ we can't succeed in life. I dont know. ⚫ If She can do such without Any Educational Qualifications, How far we? ⚫ Nature keeps showing us signs. Of what we are capable of. That what we needed is not always in a class room.
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  • Greg Reese Reports On All Sides Of July 13; Owen Benjamin Brings Out Absurdities: Photographer Doug Mills Who Got Blue Say Bullet Shot Also Got GW Bush 9/11 Classroom Photo
    This Is How "Seeing" Happens Best, When All "Sides" Are Included At The Same Time, And When Comedy Becomes The Medium Of The Unexplained and Inexplicable Americana

    Celia Farber
    Greg Reese’s latest report here.

    The fact I find to be a show stopper is that the photographer who got the bullet shot is the very same photographer who photographed GW Bush on 9/11 in the classroom, reading to kids. His name is Doug Mills.

    If you want to hear a very entertaining riff on that, I have found none better than Enfant Terrible Owen Benjamin, who does “conspiracy comedy” better than anybody.

    You can skip to about 14 minutes in, if you want to start with the July 13 material.

    Clip here. (Skip first 12-14 minutes.)

    For all his shock tactics, Benjamin finds details nobody else finds. He’s not trying to be part of the club, at all, as far as I can tell. I don’t think he’s “right about everything.” I do think he’s cornered a fusion art form, which is conspiracy theories woven into comedic performance. It makes it all much less tedious.



    https://substack.com/home/post/p-146818823
    Greg Reese Reports On All Sides Of July 13; Owen Benjamin Brings Out Absurdities: Photographer Doug Mills Who Got Blue Say Bullet Shot Also Got GW Bush 9/11 Classroom Photo This Is How "Seeing" Happens Best, When All "Sides" Are Included At The Same Time, And When Comedy Becomes The Medium Of The Unexplained and Inexplicable Americana Celia Farber Greg Reese’s latest report here. The fact I find to be a show stopper is that the photographer who got the bullet shot is the very same photographer who photographed GW Bush on 9/11 in the classroom, reading to kids. His name is Doug Mills. If you want to hear a very entertaining riff on that, I have found none better than Enfant Terrible Owen Benjamin, who does “conspiracy comedy” better than anybody. You can skip to about 14 minutes in, if you want to start with the July 13 material. Clip here. (Skip first 12-14 minutes.) For all his shock tactics, Benjamin finds details nobody else finds. He’s not trying to be part of the club, at all, as far as I can tell. I don’t think he’s “right about everything.” I do think he’s cornered a fusion art form, which is conspiracy theories woven into comedic performance. It makes it all much less tedious. https://substack.com/home/post/p-146818823
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    Greg Reese Reports On All Sides Of July 13; Owen Benjamin Brings Out Absurdities: Photographer Doug Mills Who Got Blue Say Bullet Shot Also Got GW Bush 9/11 Classroom Photo
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  • Last one for the day.

    Americans have been watching a massive, controlled Military Operation who strategically and critically planned and successfully trapped the Washington Establishment… Made them all confess their crimes and play a role in this operation piece by piece… as Americans have had to visually see and witness a ‘Continuation of Government’ in the form of a “Presidential Administration” where these corrupt and evil people will, have, and will continue to destroy their system from within, spend all of their dirty money doing so, until it’s time for the Military to visually step in.

    The timelines all add up and prove the Military Operation and Occupancy:

    1.     Snake Poem read by candidate Donald Trump – January 2016

    2.     2016 Presidential Election – November 2016

    3.     President Elect Trump and Putin on Fox News = “ready for ‘reset’… I will work with Trump” – November 9, 2016

    4.     Law of War Manual (Military Occupancy and Negotiations etc.) – December 2016

    5.     Military Justice Act (Supreme Court clarifying Military Law is separate than Civil Law; heavy emphasis on Military Tribunal terms) – 2016

    6.     Military stands behind CIC Trump (Military Intelligence and JAG head bands; Optics) at Inauguration – January 2017

    7.     Saudi Arabia crowns Trump King – May 2017

    8.     Declares Jerusalem Capitol of Israel – December 2017

    9.     Executive Order 13818 – Declares National Emergency to deal with Human Rights Abuse – December 2017

    10. CIC Trump walks in front of Queen – July 14, 2018

    11. Putin hands CIC Trump soccer ball (“the ball is in your court”; did not participate in 2022 World Cup) – July 16, 2018

    12. Executive Order 13848 – September 2018

    13. CIC Trump makes history; walks into North Korea – June 2019  

    14. National Quantum Initiative – Executive Order 13885 – August 2019

    15. Space Force established as Military Branch – December 2019

    16. Corona Sars Virus first mentioned to American Public as a Threat from China – February 2020

    17. Two more National Emergencies Declared –
    March 13 and 27, 2020

    18. Executive Order 13912 Federalizing 1,000,000 National Guard to Active-Duty Status – March 27, 2020

    19. CIC Trump quote on attack worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined – May 2020

    20. National Guard Troops place fence around Capitol Building (47 US Code 606) – January 2021

    21. CIC Trump receives full grade Constitutional by Law and Military Grade Inauguration ceremony – January 20, 2021

    22. “Joe Biden” breaks 20th Amendment amongst many other violations – January 20, 2021

    23. Aircrafts constantly over and through 33 mile no fly zone radius D.C. – January 2021 to present day

    24. “Biden” extends Executive Order 13848 (first time) – September 2021

    25. Quantum.gov launched – September 2021

    26. New York Times reports Military Tribunals coming mid-2023 – December 2021

    27. Army and branches transfer all communications to Space Force under ONE command (Biden’s never mentioned the Space Force not once; zero News Articles with his name tied to Space Force) – August 2022

    28. Major Optics and Comms in CIC Trump speech – November 15.

    29. More News Articles establishing Space Force Command Centers with zero mention of Biden – December 2022

    Those few timelines and timestamps do nothing but prove a Military Operation and Occupancy along with many more Laws, Codes, Orders, Statutes

    The National Guard has been out of their state militia status and operating as Active-Duty Status every day since they were Federalized in March 2020.
    There’s MORE than enough documentation and ‘proof’ to show not only the National Guard, but also thousands of World Alliance Aircrafts in and out of the United States and National Guard bases.

    There’s United States Coast Guards with United States Navy at their stations. USCG is Department of Homeland Security during Peacetime and transferred to the Department of the Navy during Wartime.

    The Brunson vs. Adams case simply states the obvious… Congress violated the Constitution.

    JOIN, THE END IS NEAR
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    Last one for the day. Americans have been watching a massive, controlled Military Operation who strategically and critically planned and successfully trapped the Washington Establishment… Made them all confess their crimes and play a role in this operation piece by piece… as Americans have had to visually see and witness a ‘Continuation of Government’ in the form of a “Presidential Administration” where these corrupt and evil people will, have, and will continue to destroy their system from within, spend all of their dirty money doing so, until it’s time for the Military to visually step in. The timelines all add up and prove the Military Operation and Occupancy: 1.     Snake Poem read by candidate Donald Trump – January 2016 2.     2016 Presidential Election – November 2016 3.     President Elect Trump and Putin on Fox News = “ready for ‘reset’… I will work with Trump” – November 9, 2016 4.     Law of War Manual (Military Occupancy and Negotiations etc.) – December 2016 5.     Military Justice Act (Supreme Court clarifying Military Law is separate than Civil Law; heavy emphasis on Military Tribunal terms) – 2016 6.     Military stands behind CIC Trump (Military Intelligence and JAG head bands; Optics) at Inauguration – January 2017 7.     Saudi Arabia crowns Trump King – May 2017 8.     Declares Jerusalem Capitol of Israel – December 2017 9.     Executive Order 13818 – Declares National Emergency to deal with Human Rights Abuse – December 2017 10. CIC Trump walks in front of Queen – July 14, 2018 11. Putin hands CIC Trump soccer ball (“the ball is in your court”; did not participate in 2022 World Cup) – July 16, 2018 12. Executive Order 13848 – September 2018 13. CIC Trump makes history; walks into North Korea – June 2019   14. National Quantum Initiative – Executive Order 13885 – August 2019 15. Space Force established as Military Branch – December 2019 16. Corona Sars Virus first mentioned to American Public as a Threat from China – February 2020 17. Two more National Emergencies Declared – March 13 and 27, 2020 18. Executive Order 13912 Federalizing 1,000,000 National Guard to Active-Duty Status – March 27, 2020 19. CIC Trump quote on attack worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined – May 2020 20. National Guard Troops place fence around Capitol Building (47 US Code 606) – January 2021 21. CIC Trump receives full grade Constitutional by Law and Military Grade Inauguration ceremony – January 20, 2021 22. “Joe Biden” breaks 20th Amendment amongst many other violations – January 20, 2021 23. Aircrafts constantly over and through 33 mile no fly zone radius D.C. – January 2021 to present day 24. “Biden” extends Executive Order 13848 (first time) – September 2021 25. Quantum.gov launched – September 2021 26. New York Times reports Military Tribunals coming mid-2023 – December 2021 27. Army and branches transfer all communications to Space Force under ONE command (Biden’s never mentioned the Space Force not once; zero News Articles with his name tied to Space Force) – August 2022 28. Major Optics and Comms in CIC Trump speech – November 15. 29. More News Articles establishing Space Force Command Centers with zero mention of Biden – December 2022 Those few timelines and timestamps do nothing but prove a Military Operation and Occupancy along with many more Laws, Codes, Orders, Statutes The National Guard has been out of their state militia status and operating as Active-Duty Status every day since they were Federalized in March 2020. There’s MORE than enough documentation and ‘proof’ to show not only the National Guard, but also thousands of World Alliance Aircrafts in and out of the United States and National Guard bases. There’s United States Coast Guards with United States Navy at their stations. USCG is Department of Homeland Security during Peacetime and transferred to the Department of the Navy during Wartime. The Brunson vs. Adams case simply states the obvious… Congress violated the Constitution. JOIN, THE END IS NEARπŸ‘‡ https://t.me/DavidWilcock βœ…οΈ
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  • ROTHSCHILDS.
    ___
    >> WHITE HATS want to mimic the SKY EVENT ( Game Theory ops) that WILL LEAD TO MASS AWAKENING AND> SHOCK<....
    THE OPERATION ARE PINNED TOWARDS THE REAL ]] DISCLOSURE [[ PROJECTS OF ADVANCED MILITARY WEAPONS AND REAL ALIEN TECHNOLOGY
    >
    >
    THE WHITE HATS WANT TO INSURE THE DEEP STATE AND WORLD CABAL FAKE SKY EVENT WILL LEAD TO EXPOSURE OF THE DEEP DARK UNCONSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS HAPPENING IN UNDER GROUND D.U.M.Bs THROUGH THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT'S AND CONGRESS AND SOCIETY AT LARGE.
    _
    _
    >IN THE END FAKE ALIEN INVASION AND INITIATION OF THE PROJECT BLUE BEAM WILL BRING DOWN THE CIA. AND WORLD DEEP STATE OPS AND BLACK OPS AND DARK OPERATIONS. AND EVERYTHING [WILL] LEAD TO MILITARY TRIBUNALS ON WORLD SCALE. ( FOR THE MASS MURDER OF THE WORLD POPULATION THROUGH CREATION OF THE VIRUS. THE DEATH VACCINES AND PROJECT BLUE BEAM FEAR PANIC DEATH FALSE FLAG EVENT .
    _
    These EVENTS must happen and WILL be stopped in the END. >BUT IT WILL REVEAL THE TRUE TECHNOLOGY HIDDEN BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND EXPOSE THE FINISHED GLOBALIST KILLING MACHINE OF THE CIA. [ DS] PENTAGON OPERATORS. DARK GENERALS////....... We are headed to the EVENTS of military occupation. LAWS OF WAR. 11.3
    ___
    I'm not giving you this information to scare you or create fear mongering.... I have given you this information several times.
    I stated back in 2020-2021 that the Alien invasion would happen during the Ukraine war ( well it's going to happen and both sides of the military.. Black hats and white hats are preparing the operations that is going to SHOCK THE WORLD<)

    I have always been honest to tell you these EVENTS were coming and is here now!
    > Near death civilization EVENT. (NEAR)///
    >>> WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS EVENT,
    ///// It's all for a global important reason to happen and bring in FULL EXPOSURE of the Satanic cabal operations controlling wars, governments, sex trafficking, pedophilia. Weapons trade. Control of society through taxes and hundreds of trillions of Dollars to dark operations....

    This EVENT IS GOING TO LEAD TO REAL
    ]]]] DISCLOSURE [[[ aliens among us for thousands of years, peacefully living beneath the earth, in the skys and among humans<
    _ Just as there are good and bad humans. Good and bad military . Good and bad angels there are good and bad Aliens..... Good and bad spirits....
    ___
    Remember Q told you. In post #2222
    Question ; Q are we alone.? Roswell?

    Answer>No. Highest classification .
    Consider the vastness of space.
    Q
    ____
    I told you my dear friends and Patriots that i wasn't going to talk about aliens till the time was right. .
    . In early 2024 ( i have you hints out was time)
    But NOW I'm openly telling > IT'S TIME<

    SKY EVENT. PROJECT BLUE BEAM.
    RED SKY. BLUE SKY. SOUND SKY.
    _SKY EVENT
    ___
    Prepare.

    Join, it's not too late!
    https://t.me/BenjaminFulfordJ ️
    ROTHSCHILDS. ___ >> WHITE HATS want to mimic the SKY EVENT ( Game Theory ops) that WILL LEAD TO MASS AWAKENING AND> SHOCK<.... THE OPERATION ARE PINNED TOWARDS THE REAL ]] DISCLOSURE [[ PROJECTS OF ADVANCED MILITARY WEAPONS AND REAL ALIEN TECHNOLOGY > > THE WHITE HATS WANT TO INSURE THE DEEP STATE AND WORLD CABAL FAKE SKY EVENT WILL LEAD TO EXPOSURE OF THE DEEP DARK UNCONSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS HAPPENING IN UNDER GROUND D.U.M.Bs THROUGH THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT'S AND CONGRESS AND SOCIETY AT LARGE. _ _ >IN THE END FAKE ALIEN INVASION AND INITIATION OF THE PROJECT BLUE BEAM WILL BRING DOWN THE CIA. AND WORLD DEEP STATE OPS AND BLACK OPS AND DARK OPERATIONS. AND EVERYTHING [WILL] LEAD TO MILITARY TRIBUNALS ON WORLD SCALE. ( FOR THE MASS MURDER OF THE WORLD POPULATION THROUGH CREATION OF THE VIRUS. THE DEATH VACCINES AND PROJECT BLUE BEAM FEAR PANIC DEATH FALSE FLAG EVENT . _ These EVENTS must happen and WILL be stopped in the END. >BUT IT WILL REVEAL THE TRUE TECHNOLOGY HIDDEN BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND EXPOSE THE FINISHED GLOBALIST KILLING MACHINE OF THE CIA. [ DS] PENTAGON OPERATORS. DARK GENERALS////....... We are headed to the EVENTS of military occupation. LAWS OF WAR. 11.3 ___ I'm not giving you this information to scare you or create fear mongering.... I have given you this information several times. I stated back in 2020-2021 that the Alien invasion would happen during the Ukraine war ( well it's going to happen and both sides of the military.. Black hats and white hats are preparing the operations that is going to SHOCK THE WORLD<) I have always been honest to tell you these EVENTS were coming and is here now! > Near death civilization EVENT. (NEAR)/// >>> WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS EVENT, ///// It's all for a global important reason to happen and bring in FULL EXPOSURE of the Satanic cabal operations controlling wars, governments, sex trafficking, pedophilia. Weapons trade. Control of society through taxes and hundreds of trillions of Dollars to dark operations.... This EVENT IS GOING TO LEAD TO REAL ]]]] DISCLOSURE [[[ aliens among us for thousands of years, peacefully living beneath the earth, in the skys and among humans< _ Just as there are good and bad humans. Good and bad military . Good and bad angels there are good and bad Aliens..... Good and bad spirits.... ___ Remember Q told you. In post #2222 Question ; Q are we alone.? Roswell? Answer>No. Highest classification . Consider the vastness of space. Q ____ I told you my dear friends and Patriots that i wasn't going to talk about aliens till the time was right. . . In early 2024 ( i have you hints out was time) But NOW I'm openly telling > IT'S TIME< SKY EVENT. PROJECT BLUE BEAM. RED SKY. BLUE SKY. SOUND SKY. _SKY EVENT ___ Prepare. Join, it's not too late! πŸ‘‡ https://t.me/BenjaminFulfordJ βœ…οΈ
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  • Commentary: Crickets on chicken rice? Eating insects can go from novel to normal in Singapore
    SINGAPORE: The first time I chomped on a crispy cricket, it was in Thailand, at a night market in Krabi with American friends. This was 2007 and pre-social media, so I wasn’t doing it for the ‘Gram – I did it to say: “Welcome to Southeast Asia, where we eat everything.”

    Perhaps not everything, or at least not yet. Earlier in July, Singapore approved 16 species of insects as food, from house crickets and silkworms to honey bees and the Giant Rhino beetle grub. That scorpion-tarantula-grasshopper skewer I had in Cambodia might have to wait.

    My second time was in a Siem Reap restaurant that specialised in bugs. My mum and I sampled the most conspicuously arthropodite dishes on the menu, dreamed up by an ex-Sofitel hotel chef and a French restaurateur. These went onto Facebook with captions like: “SpiderTempura: With great flavour comes great responsibility to eat” and the shocked reactions flowed in.

    The next few times, it was usually for a lark while strolling street markets across the region, to show off how unfazed I was by ingesting insects.

    DRIED SEA WORMS IN LAKSA?

    But I’d like to report that these critters are actually great at conveying flavour.

    Flash fried like most street snacks are, their delicate exoskeletons, legs and wings become crispy convoys of seasonings and spices.

    The idea of eating insects isn’t completely new to the Singapore food scene. As local foodie folklore goes, hawkers used to enrich laksa gravy with dried sea worms for a powerful punch of umami.

    In 2016, the vaunted Native Bar set tongues lapping with its ANTZ elixir: Weaver ants distilled into a concoction of lemongrass gin, coconut yogurt, calamansi and basil, then topped with freeze-dried ants. The drink has since thrilled local and international cocktail connoisseurs, drawing them to the bar for a curious tipple.

    NOT SO CREEPY-CRAWLY ON OUR MENUS

    Try them once as a fad, they’re this season’s new avocado toast or fried chicken and waffles. Come back because there’ll be more gastronomic creations to delight in as chefs experiment with a new food.

    Restaurants are already planning menus to make it deliciously easy to take that first bite.

    The House of Seafood restaurant already has about 30 offerings in the works, such as salted egg crab adorned with superworms and cricket-topped sushi. Owner Francis Ng also told local media that he receives five to six calls daily asking about these dishes and expects a 30 per cent revenue increase once they’re on the menu. Insectyumz will launch cricket and mealworm snacks in original and tom yum flavours, and a cricket protein powder.

    In our arcadia of haute cuisine and cutting-edge dining institutions, acclaimed and daring chefs can get their Noma on by experimenting with a whole slew of new forms and textures. The (in)famously innovative Copenhagen restaurant was an early pioneer in featuring insects as ultra-modern European gastronomy, introducing fermented cricket paste and crème fraiche with dried ants in 2012.

    Some of us may not mind eating insects – say, to nourish both body and eco-conscience – but cannot get over the imagery of creepy crawlies. Some palates clam up, involuntarily clumping these 16 approved insects with undesirable cohorts like cockroaches.

    Instead of whole spindly crickets or squishy-looking grub, intrepid chefs are also using them in flour and powder form.

    In Europe, the edible insect renaissance has surged consumption of bug-based cereal bars, granola and flour – even creeping into sacred Italian culinary traditions to produce pasta with cricket powder. Just think of how oysters – a decadent status symbol today – used to be scoffed at as ugly, slimy polluted food of the poor in 19th century Britain and America.

    Stop thinking reality TV Fear Factor tarantula chomping challenges, lean into the Parts Unknown spirit of the late iconic chef and globe-trotting food lover Anthony Bourdain.

    AS LONG AS FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND WALLET-FRIENDLY

    Ultimately, people in Singapore will eat most things so long as they’re delicious and wallet-friendly.

    Edible insects flit seamlessly into the hearty company of chicken and duck feet, pig’s trotters, fish heads and offal that an outsider might find as gut-churning as insects.

    The growing conscious eating movement will also raise the high-protein profile of this antioxidant-packed, more sustainable meat alternative that emits lower greenhouse gases when farmed.

    The wellness community will enjoy exploring more gluten-free, low-carb and keto options. According to Brooklyn Bugs founder and chef Joseph Yoon, the cacao taste of mealworms elevates brownies and the nuttiness of cricket powder makes perfect cheesecake sense, so sceptical eaters can let their guards down when insects are disguised into better tasting desserts.

    Related:


    In the style of food fad frenzies that constantly grip our collective appetites, adventurous eaters and gourmand influencers will tuck in with gusto, and social media chronicles will set off waves of curious epicurean explorations. Perhaps the comforting auras of mala and truffle oil can ease the experience for the slightly-but-not-too-adventurous.

    Insect-infused dishes can easily go from novelty to normal. Underground no more, they’ll soar into our food tourism vernacular, whether uplifting hawker favorites or headlining fine dining. Then they’ll settle down, just like Basque burnt cheesecakes and salted egg yolk anything have, and linger on the periphery of menus.

    Cricket rice will never knock chicken rice off its throne, but crunchily laced with garlic, a sprinkle of insects would be an aromatic topping to complement that fragrant rice, and give that off-white splay a splash of colour for a picture-perfect platter. Tasty to the palate and tasteful on social media – now, that’s the recipe for a buzzy food fad.

    Desiree Koh is a freelance writer based in Singapore.

    Source: CNA/yh(ch)


    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/insects-food-singapore-alternative-meat-laksa-cricket-powder-4490986
    Commentary: Crickets on chicken rice? Eating insects can go from novel to normal in Singapore SINGAPORE: The first time I chomped on a crispy cricket, it was in Thailand, at a night market in Krabi with American friends. This was 2007 and pre-social media, so I wasn’t doing it for the ‘Gram – I did it to say: “Welcome to Southeast Asia, where we eat everything.” Perhaps not everything, or at least not yet. Earlier in July, Singapore approved 16 species of insects as food, from house crickets and silkworms to honey bees and the Giant Rhino beetle grub. That scorpion-tarantula-grasshopper skewer I had in Cambodia might have to wait. My second time was in a Siem Reap restaurant that specialised in bugs. My mum and I sampled the most conspicuously arthropodite dishes on the menu, dreamed up by an ex-Sofitel hotel chef and a French restaurateur. These went onto Facebook with captions like: “SpiderTempura: With great flavour comes great responsibility to eat” and the shocked reactions flowed in. The next few times, it was usually for a lark while strolling street markets across the region, to show off how unfazed I was by ingesting insects. DRIED SEA WORMS IN LAKSA? But I’d like to report that these critters are actually great at conveying flavour. Flash fried like most street snacks are, their delicate exoskeletons, legs and wings become crispy convoys of seasonings and spices. The idea of eating insects isn’t completely new to the Singapore food scene. As local foodie folklore goes, hawkers used to enrich laksa gravy with dried sea worms for a powerful punch of umami. In 2016, the vaunted Native Bar set tongues lapping with its ANTZ elixir: Weaver ants distilled into a concoction of lemongrass gin, coconut yogurt, calamansi and basil, then topped with freeze-dried ants. The drink has since thrilled local and international cocktail connoisseurs, drawing them to the bar for a curious tipple. NOT SO CREEPY-CRAWLY ON OUR MENUS Try them once as a fad, they’re this season’s new avocado toast or fried chicken and waffles. Come back because there’ll be more gastronomic creations to delight in as chefs experiment with a new food. Restaurants are already planning menus to make it deliciously easy to take that first bite. The House of Seafood restaurant already has about 30 offerings in the works, such as salted egg crab adorned with superworms and cricket-topped sushi. Owner Francis Ng also told local media that he receives five to six calls daily asking about these dishes and expects a 30 per cent revenue increase once they’re on the menu. Insectyumz will launch cricket and mealworm snacks in original and tom yum flavours, and a cricket protein powder. In our arcadia of haute cuisine and cutting-edge dining institutions, acclaimed and daring chefs can get their Noma on by experimenting with a whole slew of new forms and textures. The (in)famously innovative Copenhagen restaurant was an early pioneer in featuring insects as ultra-modern European gastronomy, introducing fermented cricket paste and crème fraiche with dried ants in 2012. Some of us may not mind eating insects – say, to nourish both body and eco-conscience – but cannot get over the imagery of creepy crawlies. Some palates clam up, involuntarily clumping these 16 approved insects with undesirable cohorts like cockroaches. Instead of whole spindly crickets or squishy-looking grub, intrepid chefs are also using them in flour and powder form. In Europe, the edible insect renaissance has surged consumption of bug-based cereal bars, granola and flour – even creeping into sacred Italian culinary traditions to produce pasta with cricket powder. Just think of how oysters – a decadent status symbol today – used to be scoffed at as ugly, slimy polluted food of the poor in 19th century Britain and America. Stop thinking reality TV Fear Factor tarantula chomping challenges, lean into the Parts Unknown spirit of the late iconic chef and globe-trotting food lover Anthony Bourdain. AS LONG AS FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND WALLET-FRIENDLY Ultimately, people in Singapore will eat most things so long as they’re delicious and wallet-friendly. Edible insects flit seamlessly into the hearty company of chicken and duck feet, pig’s trotters, fish heads and offal that an outsider might find as gut-churning as insects. The growing conscious eating movement will also raise the high-protein profile of this antioxidant-packed, more sustainable meat alternative that emits lower greenhouse gases when farmed. The wellness community will enjoy exploring more gluten-free, low-carb and keto options. According to Brooklyn Bugs founder and chef Joseph Yoon, the cacao taste of mealworms elevates brownies and the nuttiness of cricket powder makes perfect cheesecake sense, so sceptical eaters can let their guards down when insects are disguised into better tasting desserts. Related: In the style of food fad frenzies that constantly grip our collective appetites, adventurous eaters and gourmand influencers will tuck in with gusto, and social media chronicles will set off waves of curious epicurean explorations. Perhaps the comforting auras of mala and truffle oil can ease the experience for the slightly-but-not-too-adventurous. Insect-infused dishes can easily go from novelty to normal. Underground no more, they’ll soar into our food tourism vernacular, whether uplifting hawker favorites or headlining fine dining. Then they’ll settle down, just like Basque burnt cheesecakes and salted egg yolk anything have, and linger on the periphery of menus. Cricket rice will never knock chicken rice off its throne, but crunchily laced with garlic, a sprinkle of insects would be an aromatic topping to complement that fragrant rice, and give that off-white splay a splash of colour for a picture-perfect platter. Tasty to the palate and tasteful on social media – now, that’s the recipe for a buzzy food fad. Desiree Koh is a freelance writer based in Singapore. Source: CNA/yh(ch) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/insects-food-singapore-alternative-meat-laksa-cricket-powder-4490986
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  • Trump assassination attempt shows there are parts of the deep state desperate enough to start civil war
    Rainer Shea ☭

    Above: Secret Service agents

    As more details about last week’s assassination attempt have come out, things have become apparent that can help us better understand how the imperial state’s counterinsurgency works. Things that show how this state, in its efforts to wage war on its own people, so often substitutes direct police or military violence with proxy attacks. The purpose of this tactic is to give the state plausible deniability, leaving its targets too confused and under-informed to effectively respond. That’s how counter-gangs work: by obscuring their own connection to the state. But when we pay attention to how this story has progressed, we can get a better sense of how the counter-gangs operate. And therefore how to make the country’s pro-democratic, anti-imperialist forces overcome our ruling institutions.

    I frame the situation in these terms, even though the politician who this attack targeted wasn’t an anti-imperialist, because had the attack succeeded it would have been used to crush dissent and expand the wars. If Trump had been assassinated, the neocons would have consolidated their power, likely installing Nikki Haley so that they could have a more effective imperialist in the White House. Haley’s GOP would have exploited Trump’s death to suppress those who oppose the war machine, like how the Bush White House did after 9/11. And the narrative managers would have fostered the fascist voices that are adjacent to Trump, turning conservative politics further to the right. This would have made the anti-woke psyop maximally effective, with Trump’s martyrdom being used to escalate both the wars abroad and the domestic culture wars.

    I don’t believe all factions of the ruling class and the deep state wanted to go through with this plan, though, because the predominant wing of our political and media elites have been trying to minimize the attack’s importance. One side has indeed been using this event to further the anti-woke psyop, while another has been hoping for our society to forget about it. Though both the anti-woke and woke wing of finance capital want to further the counterinsurgency, not all of the deep state has acted like it would have known what to do in the event of Trump’s death. This is because the “deep state” isn’t a monolith, but a series of bureaucratic networks that can diverge. Even if the neocons had gotten their fascist coup, this would have created more conflicts within the ruling class. That the assassination failed means those inter-elite tensions may not reach their most extreme potential form, and means we have more time to prepare for when the crackdown reaches its next level.

    What kinds of tactics are our class enemies going to use to bring the counterinsurgency towards that stage? Given what we’ve recently seen, it’s going to involve violence that’s committed by actors who (appear to be) independent from the state. The modern versions of “antifa,” with their heavy federal infiltration and their domination by left anti-communists, are one place where these attacks could come from. But as the Trump rally attack showed, these ideologically driven agents of the state aren’t the only potential proxies. The violence can also be carried out by actors that are driven by nihilistic ultraviolence.

    This is where it becomes important to examine exactly how this kind of proxy violence works, and how the assassination attempt was consistent with these para-state warfare methods. The evidence that Thomas Matthew Crooks was enabled by the national security state is there for all to see, which as the Korean-based People’s Democracy Party has concluded means we can infer that the deep state was involved:

    The attempted assassination of Trump is no coincidence. It is reasonable to assume that the “invisible hand,” namely the unseen forces, were involved. Trump’s bodyguards belong to the Secret Service, a federal agency. The Secret Service is part of the Department of Homeland Security and is closely affiliated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It makes no sense that the roof of the building closest to the rally was not included in the security coverage, and that a Trump supporter saw the shooter just before the incident and called police, but was ignored. By killing the gunman on the spot after the shooting, the Secret Service actually covered up the truth and the de facto power behind the incident. It is a historically revealed fact that transnational capital and the financial-industrial-military complex in the US is the de facto power of US politics and power behind the throne…US Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were famously assassinated for pushing for government-issued money and breaking away from the Federal Reserve System, which was controlled by finance capital.

    The PDP also observes that “The attempt to assassinate Trump by the unseen forces, which is an unelected power and a fascist power, is a reflection of the war maniac to make World War 3 enter full swing.” This is true. But there’s an additional layer to the story, one that makes the mania within our ruling class more capable of bringing about imperialism’s downfall. While there’s evidence that the FBI believes killing Trump is the right choice, there are also factions of the deep state that are comfortable with Trump winning. Namely the pro-MAGA elements of our military/intelligence complex, and the Democrats who don’t care if Biden loses. Christopher Wray—who’s been the FBI’s director since Trump appointed him in 2017–has shown signs that he’s not loyal to MAGA. He’s fulfilled the Democratic Party’s wishes to investigate Trump, while neglecting to investigate Hunter Biden. Which places Wray in the wing of American conservatism that wishes Trump would go away, namely the old-guard Bush/Romney neocon wing.

    This provocation by the GOP neocons hasn’t just brought mass awareness about these “unseen forces,” but has also opened up a gigantic new front within the conflict between these forces. The parts of the deep state that like Trump, or that don’t think assassination is the right tactic, now have a reason to seriously worry about the GOP neocons and whoever has helped them with this plot. And because we’re talking about a conflict between insiders, whatever foul play the perpetrators used isn’t going to be easy to conceal from the other factions. Unless the CIA and the FBI were unified in this plot, which is quite unlikely given their history of conflict, we could see the CIA retaliate. This was the boldest of bold things that the FBI could have done; if Trump hadn’t survived, right now we would be seeing a serious effort by the country’s militias to seize territory from the federal government. The United States would no longer be able to exist as we know it. That’s not a price everyone within the ruling class is willing to pay, and right now there are likely many powerful people with a lot of anger towards the ones who tried to do this.

    As these competing forces within the power structure intensify their warfare, both against the people and against each other, we can expect them to carry out plots which parallel this one. Plots where the feds identify ordinary civilians who have potential to commit violent acts, and then at the least make sure nobody stops them from acting. Because there’s not yet direct evidence that the feds manipulated Crooks into doing this, I’m not going to conclusively say this is what happened. But when you look at his story, you can see how plausible that is.

    Crooks, a very young man who had Google searched about Major Depressive Disorder shortly prior to the attack, was somebody that liked to use secretive online communications tools. He had encrypted platforms, ones that would have been perfect for the feds to get in contact with him while not leaving a paper trail. And if this is what they were doing, it would have mirrored what the FBI is verified to regularly do, that being seek out mentally ill or disabled people so they can groom them into wanting to commit terrorism.

    If the truth behind this story is the way it looks, then we know that the “lone wolves” and counter-gangs the deep state uses don’t need to be motivated by any coherent political ideology. They just need to be psychologically vulnerable to ultraviolent manipulations. There’s evidence against Crooks having been a leftist, since he was a registered Republican who once donated to a liberal PAC only after getting scammed into it. And there isn’t so far evidence that Crooks was a neo-Nazi. So this appears to be a Travis Bickle-type case, where an angry man tried to kill a politician simply because he felt like it. (Or perhaps was convinced to feel like it.) If somebody like this can be compelled to turn to ultraviolence, then the state’s counter-gangs—both rightist and leftist—are even easier to activate. If we prepare to defend our revolutionary cadres from these menaces, then we’ll have a major chance of outmaneuvering our enemies, who are increasingly unable to find unity among themselves.

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    Trump assassination attempt shows there are parts of the deep state desperate enough to start civil war Rainer Shea ☭ Above: Secret Service agents As more details about last week’s assassination attempt have come out, things have become apparent that can help us better understand how the imperial state’s counterinsurgency works. Things that show how this state, in its efforts to wage war on its own people, so often substitutes direct police or military violence with proxy attacks. The purpose of this tactic is to give the state plausible deniability, leaving its targets too confused and under-informed to effectively respond. That’s how counter-gangs work: by obscuring their own connection to the state. But when we pay attention to how this story has progressed, we can get a better sense of how the counter-gangs operate. And therefore how to make the country’s pro-democratic, anti-imperialist forces overcome our ruling institutions. I frame the situation in these terms, even though the politician who this attack targeted wasn’t an anti-imperialist, because had the attack succeeded it would have been used to crush dissent and expand the wars. If Trump had been assassinated, the neocons would have consolidated their power, likely installing Nikki Haley so that they could have a more effective imperialist in the White House. Haley’s GOP would have exploited Trump’s death to suppress those who oppose the war machine, like how the Bush White House did after 9/11. And the narrative managers would have fostered the fascist voices that are adjacent to Trump, turning conservative politics further to the right. This would have made the anti-woke psyop maximally effective, with Trump’s martyrdom being used to escalate both the wars abroad and the domestic culture wars. I don’t believe all factions of the ruling class and the deep state wanted to go through with this plan, though, because the predominant wing of our political and media elites have been trying to minimize the attack’s importance. One side has indeed been using this event to further the anti-woke psyop, while another has been hoping for our society to forget about it. Though both the anti-woke and woke wing of finance capital want to further the counterinsurgency, not all of the deep state has acted like it would have known what to do in the event of Trump’s death. This is because the “deep state” isn’t a monolith, but a series of bureaucratic networks that can diverge. Even if the neocons had gotten their fascist coup, this would have created more conflicts within the ruling class. That the assassination failed means those inter-elite tensions may not reach their most extreme potential form, and means we have more time to prepare for when the crackdown reaches its next level. What kinds of tactics are our class enemies going to use to bring the counterinsurgency towards that stage? Given what we’ve recently seen, it’s going to involve violence that’s committed by actors who (appear to be) independent from the state. The modern versions of “antifa,” with their heavy federal infiltration and their domination by left anti-communists, are one place where these attacks could come from. But as the Trump rally attack showed, these ideologically driven agents of the state aren’t the only potential proxies. The violence can also be carried out by actors that are driven by nihilistic ultraviolence. This is where it becomes important to examine exactly how this kind of proxy violence works, and how the assassination attempt was consistent with these para-state warfare methods. The evidence that Thomas Matthew Crooks was enabled by the national security state is there for all to see, which as the Korean-based People’s Democracy Party has concluded means we can infer that the deep state was involved: The attempted assassination of Trump is no coincidence. It is reasonable to assume that the “invisible hand,” namely the unseen forces, were involved. Trump’s bodyguards belong to the Secret Service, a federal agency. The Secret Service is part of the Department of Homeland Security and is closely affiliated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It makes no sense that the roof of the building closest to the rally was not included in the security coverage, and that a Trump supporter saw the shooter just before the incident and called police, but was ignored. By killing the gunman on the spot after the shooting, the Secret Service actually covered up the truth and the de facto power behind the incident. It is a historically revealed fact that transnational capital and the financial-industrial-military complex in the US is the de facto power of US politics and power behind the throne…US Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were famously assassinated for pushing for government-issued money and breaking away from the Federal Reserve System, which was controlled by finance capital. The PDP also observes that “The attempt to assassinate Trump by the unseen forces, which is an unelected power and a fascist power, is a reflection of the war maniac to make World War 3 enter full swing.” This is true. But there’s an additional layer to the story, one that makes the mania within our ruling class more capable of bringing about imperialism’s downfall. While there’s evidence that the FBI believes killing Trump is the right choice, there are also factions of the deep state that are comfortable with Trump winning. Namely the pro-MAGA elements of our military/intelligence complex, and the Democrats who don’t care if Biden loses. Christopher Wray—who’s been the FBI’s director since Trump appointed him in 2017–has shown signs that he’s not loyal to MAGA. He’s fulfilled the Democratic Party’s wishes to investigate Trump, while neglecting to investigate Hunter Biden. Which places Wray in the wing of American conservatism that wishes Trump would go away, namely the old-guard Bush/Romney neocon wing. This provocation by the GOP neocons hasn’t just brought mass awareness about these “unseen forces,” but has also opened up a gigantic new front within the conflict between these forces. The parts of the deep state that like Trump, or that don’t think assassination is the right tactic, now have a reason to seriously worry about the GOP neocons and whoever has helped them with this plot. And because we’re talking about a conflict between insiders, whatever foul play the perpetrators used isn’t going to be easy to conceal from the other factions. Unless the CIA and the FBI were unified in this plot, which is quite unlikely given their history of conflict, we could see the CIA retaliate. This was the boldest of bold things that the FBI could have done; if Trump hadn’t survived, right now we would be seeing a serious effort by the country’s militias to seize territory from the federal government. The United States would no longer be able to exist as we know it. That’s not a price everyone within the ruling class is willing to pay, and right now there are likely many powerful people with a lot of anger towards the ones who tried to do this. As these competing forces within the power structure intensify their warfare, both against the people and against each other, we can expect them to carry out plots which parallel this one. Plots where the feds identify ordinary civilians who have potential to commit violent acts, and then at the least make sure nobody stops them from acting. Because there’s not yet direct evidence that the feds manipulated Crooks into doing this, I’m not going to conclusively say this is what happened. But when you look at his story, you can see how plausible that is. Crooks, a very young man who had Google searched about Major Depressive Disorder shortly prior to the attack, was somebody that liked to use secretive online communications tools. He had encrypted platforms, ones that would have been perfect for the feds to get in contact with him while not leaving a paper trail. And if this is what they were doing, it would have mirrored what the FBI is verified to regularly do, that being seek out mentally ill or disabled people so they can groom them into wanting to commit terrorism. If the truth behind this story is the way it looks, then we know that the “lone wolves” and counter-gangs the deep state uses don’t need to be motivated by any coherent political ideology. They just need to be psychologically vulnerable to ultraviolent manipulations. There’s evidence against Crooks having been a leftist, since he was a registered Republican who once donated to a liberal PAC only after getting scammed into it. And there isn’t so far evidence that Crooks was a neo-Nazi. So this appears to be a Travis Bickle-type case, where an angry man tried to kill a politician simply because he felt like it. (Or perhaps was convinced to feel like it.) If somebody like this can be compelled to turn to ultraviolence, then the state’s counter-gangs—both rightist and leftist—are even easier to activate. If we prepare to defend our revolutionary cadres from these menaces, then we’ll have a major chance of outmaneuvering our enemies, who are increasingly unable to find unity among themselves. ———————————————————————— If you appreciate my work, I hope you become a one-time or regular donor to my Patreon account. Like most of us, I’m feeling the economic pressures amid late-stage capitalism, and I need money to keep fighting for a new system that works for all of us. Go to my Patreon here. To keep this platform effective amid the censorship against dissenting voices, join my Telegram channel. To my Substack subscribers: if you want to use Substack’s pledge feature to give me a donation, instead donate to my Patreon. Substack uses the payment service Stripe, which requires users to provide sensitive info that’s not safe for me to give the company. https://substack.com/home/post/p-146837086
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  • Revising WW2 History=Preparation for War
    Hat tip to Andrei Martyanov

    Karl Sanchez

    My interest in learning history began with WW2 history as I was exposed to the Victory at Sea series of programs at an early age and my step-Grandfather captained a destroyer in the Pacific during the war, and my interest grew from there. I’m familiar with the rewriting of history for political purposes and the sweeping under the rug of inconvenient facts on all sorts of topics which complicates the quest for objectivity. Today as I made my rounds of my favorites, I found an excerpt from the following essay at Andrei Martyanov’s blog and opened the provided link to read the entire article, which is in Russian and published by the Donetsk News Agency or DAN, “Revising History Is the West's Strategy for Preparing for War.” The author’s background is supplied by the publication as follows:

    Independent military analyst Ralph Bosshard is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Swiss Army and a former senior OSCE official, who has worked in Ukraine and Donbass, among other things, as a representative of the organization. In an article for the Donetsk News Agency, he analyzes the systematic efforts of the West to distort the history of World War II, attempts to downplay the feat of the Soviet people and, moreover, to rehabilitate the Nazis and their accomplices.

    As you read, he’s neutral and then some as you’ll discover by reading further. He puts forth a disturbing thesis that’s backed by much evidence. I haven’t examined the SMO here very much, although I extensively covered its outset at my VK site and have made many comments at the Moon of Alabama blog as well as at Simplicius’s substack. Bosshard’s essay certainly has geopolitical ramifications:

    There are people all over the world who love to talk and write about things they don't really know about. Such people usually make a career in politics and journalism. Now they like to write about the war in Donbass. They know neither Russia, nor Ukraine, nor the war, but this does not prevent them from spreading their beliefs about it. They perceive the facts as persecution.

    After my discharge from the Swiss Army, I was interested in two topics: military operations and history. Preparing for military operations has been my job as head of the operations preparation department of the Swiss Armed Forces for five years. The necessary training in the Swiss army and NATO was weak, but at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation it was much better. At the end of my career in the Swiss Army, I taught operational training at the Operational Training Staff. I know what I'm talking about when I use the term "military operation." I studied history at the University of Zurich. In summary: I am a professional in the field of military history.

    Revisionist nonsense

    And since I returned to military history, I have been increasingly confronted with revisionist theories about World War II. Recently I was told that the Soviet partisans were militarily "useless" and that they were "a bunch of deserters and criminals" who were supposedly more dangerous to the civilian population of Belarus than to the German occupiers. Historiography about them is allegedly a mixture of Soviet propaganda and romanticism. I then studied the Soviet partisans and came to the conclusion that they were definitely much more effective than the French Resistance.

    Estonian members of the Waffen-SS were "fighters for Estonia's freedom from the Soviet Union," Estonia's permanent representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, where I worked for six years, said a few years ago. The ambassador then said that it was unpleasant that they wore a black SS uniform, but they were still "freedom fighters." When I heard this, I was surprised: I had not previously associated the Waffen-SS with the struggle for freedom.

    I also vividly remember an elderly gentleman in Austria who claimed that the German Wehrmacht had "prevented" the Soviet attack on Western Europe on June 22, 1941, and had launched a preventive war. Aha, I thought, this man was probably trying to convince me that the German attack was an act of legitimate self-defense by the National Socialist Third Reich against the Soviet Union. The theory that the Nazis "fought Bolshevism" for Western Europe is just around the corner. A young man tried to explain this theory to me many years ago in a bookstore in the center of Kiev, and also wanted to use this opportunity to sell me a portrait of Adolf Hitler. Then I saved this money and instead of a portrait, I spent it on a cold beer – definitely the best investment.

    These are just three examples of a series of similar experiences that I have experienced.

    Ignorance and surprise

    Recently, in Switzerland, I took part in a discussion event dedicated to the Second World War, at which my Belarusian colleague made an introductory speech. It was interesting to observe the reaction of about 60-80 journalists, historians and teachers present: information about the suffering of Belarusians in 1941-1945 was new to them. They knew neither about the tragedies of Ozarichi and Khatyn, nor about Operation Bagration. They were hardly aware of the countless crimes committed by the German Wehrmacht, not just the SS and the Gestapo.

    The reason for this is clear to me as a military historian: After 1945, the U.S. Army Military History Service hired a large number of German generals to write the history of the war that had just ended. And the gentlemen took the opportunity to embellish their role, to invent a fairy tale that the German Wehrmacht had always fought honestly, and to explain why they—in fact, supposedly superior soldiers—were still defeated by the Red Army. Many of them remained true to their National Socialist beliefs and still considered the soldiers and officers of the Red Army to be "subhuman." Their self-justification has defined the historiography of German-speaking countries for decades. And today, this spirit once again defines reporting on the Russian army and the war in Donbass.

    History Revision Strategy

    Behind all this is a treacherous strategy: the West now wants to reconsider the order that was created in San Francisco in 1945 by the UN Charter. The guardians of this order should in fact be the victorious powers in World War II – along with the United States, Great Britain and France, as well as Russia, as the successor of the Soviet Union, and China. For years, the West has wanted to dismantle this order and install in its place a new "rules-based order" that it can define without consulting countries that it has already declared enemies. Therefore, the contribution of the Soviet Union to the victory over National Socialism is now being minimized. And since European neo-Nazis are sent to war against Russia as useful and fanatical idiots, one must be careful about criticizing the Nazis. The direction of these efforts is clear: to discredit, isolate and marginalize Russia.

    But things go even further: in general, they seek to demonize Russians as a people, deny that they are a cultured nation, and portray them not as people, but as aggressive monsters who must not be allowed to attack the "civilized West."

    The authors of this strategy also know that the borders of several republics of the former Soviet Union were determined at the Yalta Conference of 1945. One of these republics is Belarus. Today, many Russians still live in many republics of the post-Soviet space, and these republics are faced with the task of clarifying their national identity. These people also know that the memory of the Great Patriotic War is important to many people and plays an important role in the national identity of these countries. Weakening this national identity and the cohesion of societies is part of a broader strategy: its goal is division and domination.

    Germany waged war on foreign territory for five years, from the autumn of 1939 to the autumn of 1944. The United States and Western European colonial powers fought wars on foreign continents for 45 years after the end of the war. And since 1991, NATO, which was actually created as an instrument of self-defense, has been waging wars outside the territory of its alliance. These peoples do not know what war means in their own country, and therefore take war lightly. The revision of history is a preparation for war, and we must put up a determined resistance before it is too late. [Bolded italics my emphasis.]

    It appears that the essay was also published in elsewhere in Europe given the author’s appeal at the end as Russia’s already resisting with determination. The ongoing mystery for me as historian is the reversal of the UN’s intent by the USA when it knew it would be in violation of the UN Chater when it came into force on 24 October 1945 and clearly desired to pursue its traditional behavior of doing whatever it wanted to do and damn what the world thought despite the wise words of George Washington and the message within the Declaration of Independence. Fortunately, in the last polling I read, 80% of Europeans were against a wider war in Europe, so the strategy doesn’t appear to be working, although those currently in office aren’t heeding their public’s desires. Russia also doesn’t have any desire to go beyond its SMO.

    Recently, RT publicized the release of a new book, and linked to its pdf version, aimed at refuting the falsified WW2 history circulating in the West—I won’t call it revisionist because the intent is to falsify and propagandize, which isn’t what genuine revisionist history seeks to do—Miracle in the East: Western War Correspondent Report, 1941-1945, which I again link to. It in turn is part of a bigger project as this prefatory comment informs us:

    This book is a part of the multimedia grant project named The Return of Stolen Meanings. The Truth about the Great Patriotic War in English and American press from 1941 to 1945, prepared by the Foundation for Historical Outlook and sponsored by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives.

    I made a search to try and find more info of the above effort but only came up with a similar media announcement like RT’s in the English version of Pravda. However, a link to The Archive revealed it having available for download The Great Patriotic War: The Russian Version Of WWII—”The History of the War as Taught to Soviet Schoolchildren”—which was published in 1974 in English as an abridged version of the 1970 Russian edition. Between those two publications there’s almost 900 pages of objective history that deal with a portion of WW2 history, which we must remember has one of two earlier starting points depending on one’s POV, both being invasions of China by Japan in 1931 and 1937, my preference being 1931—the war between Japan and China is now mostly forgotten in the West since it now wants Japan in NATO to again confront China.

    One last note on the veracity of the Thucydides Trap hypothesis that’s a clear example of revisionist history that borders on falsification as proven by Dr. Michael Hudson and discussed in his The Collapse of Antiquity on page 111:

    The “Thucydides trap” theory recently in vogue trivializes this conflict [The Peloponnesian War] as one simply of geopolitical rivalry, depicting the War as resulting from Spantan jealousy of Athens as a rising rival. But the conflict was domestic as much as foreign, because it was fundamentally about democratic attempts to limit oligarchic wealth. There was no commercial rivalry between Sparta and Athens, because Sparta was not a commercial economy. The conflict was between oligarchic and democratic power and the alliances resulting from domestic class antagonisms. This conflict existed within both Athenian and Spartan society, not merely between the two. [My Emphasis]

    A great many people were deluded by the hypothesis and tried to use it as justification for a more aggressive Outlaw US Empire policy toward China, which IMO is why the hypothesis was formulated. Hudson proved beyond doubt that Sparta wasn’t a commercial/trading nation so there’s no way any sort of rivalry/jealousy could emerge between Athens and Sparta on those grounds. The difference is as summarized above and explained further in the text that preceded it. And the differences between China and the Outlaw US Empire are rather similar in that they’re grounded in their political-economies and governing philosophies which are the reasons for China’s rise and the Outlaw Empire’s fall.

    There’re other examples of propaganda and the suppression of Truth later leading to justifications for war. The suppression of George Seldes interview with Marshal Von Hindenburg at the immediate end of hostilities in November 1918 where he confessed the real reasons for Germany’s surrender allowed Hitler to use the Stab in the Back as propaganda for his rise to power and subsequent warmaking. That interview was finally published in 1929 in You Can’t Print That, which can be freely downloaded at the link, but was too late to halt Hitler’s rise. The Warren Commission also published a lie. The 911 Establishment Narrative is a lie. It was proven in court that the US Government conspired to murder Matin Luther King, and it’s now admitted Sirhan Sirhan was a patsy for the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The investigation into the attempt on Trump’s life is also revealing some rather unsavory information that can be read about here.

    Seeking Truth is difficult at times, but the quest must be made no matter where it leads or who it indicts.

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    Revising WW2 History=Preparation for War Hat tip to Andrei Martyanov Karl Sanchez My interest in learning history began with WW2 history as I was exposed to the Victory at Sea series of programs at an early age and my step-Grandfather captained a destroyer in the Pacific during the war, and my interest grew from there. I’m familiar with the rewriting of history for political purposes and the sweeping under the rug of inconvenient facts on all sorts of topics which complicates the quest for objectivity. Today as I made my rounds of my favorites, I found an excerpt from the following essay at Andrei Martyanov’s blog and opened the provided link to read the entire article, which is in Russian and published by the Donetsk News Agency or DAN, “Revising History Is the West's Strategy for Preparing for War.” The author’s background is supplied by the publication as follows: Independent military analyst Ralph Bosshard is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Swiss Army and a former senior OSCE official, who has worked in Ukraine and Donbass, among other things, as a representative of the organization. In an article for the Donetsk News Agency, he analyzes the systematic efforts of the West to distort the history of World War II, attempts to downplay the feat of the Soviet people and, moreover, to rehabilitate the Nazis and their accomplices. As you read, he’s neutral and then some as you’ll discover by reading further. He puts forth a disturbing thesis that’s backed by much evidence. I haven’t examined the SMO here very much, although I extensively covered its outset at my VK site and have made many comments at the Moon of Alabama blog as well as at Simplicius’s substack. Bosshard’s essay certainly has geopolitical ramifications: There are people all over the world who love to talk and write about things they don't really know about. Such people usually make a career in politics and journalism. Now they like to write about the war in Donbass. They know neither Russia, nor Ukraine, nor the war, but this does not prevent them from spreading their beliefs about it. They perceive the facts as persecution. After my discharge from the Swiss Army, I was interested in two topics: military operations and history. Preparing for military operations has been my job as head of the operations preparation department of the Swiss Armed Forces for five years. The necessary training in the Swiss army and NATO was weak, but at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation it was much better. At the end of my career in the Swiss Army, I taught operational training at the Operational Training Staff. I know what I'm talking about when I use the term "military operation." I studied history at the University of Zurich. In summary: I am a professional in the field of military history. Revisionist nonsense And since I returned to military history, I have been increasingly confronted with revisionist theories about World War II. Recently I was told that the Soviet partisans were militarily "useless" and that they were "a bunch of deserters and criminals" who were supposedly more dangerous to the civilian population of Belarus than to the German occupiers. Historiography about them is allegedly a mixture of Soviet propaganda and romanticism. I then studied the Soviet partisans and came to the conclusion that they were definitely much more effective than the French Resistance. Estonian members of the Waffen-SS were "fighters for Estonia's freedom from the Soviet Union," Estonia's permanent representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, where I worked for six years, said a few years ago. The ambassador then said that it was unpleasant that they wore a black SS uniform, but they were still "freedom fighters." When I heard this, I was surprised: I had not previously associated the Waffen-SS with the struggle for freedom. I also vividly remember an elderly gentleman in Austria who claimed that the German Wehrmacht had "prevented" the Soviet attack on Western Europe on June 22, 1941, and had launched a preventive war. Aha, I thought, this man was probably trying to convince me that the German attack was an act of legitimate self-defense by the National Socialist Third Reich against the Soviet Union. The theory that the Nazis "fought Bolshevism" for Western Europe is just around the corner. A young man tried to explain this theory to me many years ago in a bookstore in the center of Kiev, and also wanted to use this opportunity to sell me a portrait of Adolf Hitler. Then I saved this money and instead of a portrait, I spent it on a cold beer – definitely the best investment. These are just three examples of a series of similar experiences that I have experienced. Ignorance and surprise Recently, in Switzerland, I took part in a discussion event dedicated to the Second World War, at which my Belarusian colleague made an introductory speech. It was interesting to observe the reaction of about 60-80 journalists, historians and teachers present: information about the suffering of Belarusians in 1941-1945 was new to them. They knew neither about the tragedies of Ozarichi and Khatyn, nor about Operation Bagration. They were hardly aware of the countless crimes committed by the German Wehrmacht, not just the SS and the Gestapo. The reason for this is clear to me as a military historian: After 1945, the U.S. Army Military History Service hired a large number of German generals to write the history of the war that had just ended. And the gentlemen took the opportunity to embellish their role, to invent a fairy tale that the German Wehrmacht had always fought honestly, and to explain why they—in fact, supposedly superior soldiers—were still defeated by the Red Army. Many of them remained true to their National Socialist beliefs and still considered the soldiers and officers of the Red Army to be "subhuman." Their self-justification has defined the historiography of German-speaking countries for decades. And today, this spirit once again defines reporting on the Russian army and the war in Donbass. History Revision Strategy Behind all this is a treacherous strategy: the West now wants to reconsider the order that was created in San Francisco in 1945 by the UN Charter. The guardians of this order should in fact be the victorious powers in World War II – along with the United States, Great Britain and France, as well as Russia, as the successor of the Soviet Union, and China. For years, the West has wanted to dismantle this order and install in its place a new "rules-based order" that it can define without consulting countries that it has already declared enemies. Therefore, the contribution of the Soviet Union to the victory over National Socialism is now being minimized. And since European neo-Nazis are sent to war against Russia as useful and fanatical idiots, one must be careful about criticizing the Nazis. The direction of these efforts is clear: to discredit, isolate and marginalize Russia. But things go even further: in general, they seek to demonize Russians as a people, deny that they are a cultured nation, and portray them not as people, but as aggressive monsters who must not be allowed to attack the "civilized West." The authors of this strategy also know that the borders of several republics of the former Soviet Union were determined at the Yalta Conference of 1945. One of these republics is Belarus. Today, many Russians still live in many republics of the post-Soviet space, and these republics are faced with the task of clarifying their national identity. These people also know that the memory of the Great Patriotic War is important to many people and plays an important role in the national identity of these countries. Weakening this national identity and the cohesion of societies is part of a broader strategy: its goal is division and domination. Germany waged war on foreign territory for five years, from the autumn of 1939 to the autumn of 1944. The United States and Western European colonial powers fought wars on foreign continents for 45 years after the end of the war. And since 1991, NATO, which was actually created as an instrument of self-defense, has been waging wars outside the territory of its alliance. These peoples do not know what war means in their own country, and therefore take war lightly. The revision of history is a preparation for war, and we must put up a determined resistance before it is too late. [Bolded italics my emphasis.] It appears that the essay was also published in elsewhere in Europe given the author’s appeal at the end as Russia’s already resisting with determination. The ongoing mystery for me as historian is the reversal of the UN’s intent by the USA when it knew it would be in violation of the UN Chater when it came into force on 24 October 1945 and clearly desired to pursue its traditional behavior of doing whatever it wanted to do and damn what the world thought despite the wise words of George Washington and the message within the Declaration of Independence. Fortunately, in the last polling I read, 80% of Europeans were against a wider war in Europe, so the strategy doesn’t appear to be working, although those currently in office aren’t heeding their public’s desires. Russia also doesn’t have any desire to go beyond its SMO. Recently, RT publicized the release of a new book, and linked to its pdf version, aimed at refuting the falsified WW2 history circulating in the West—I won’t call it revisionist because the intent is to falsify and propagandize, which isn’t what genuine revisionist history seeks to do—Miracle in the East: Western War Correspondent Report, 1941-1945, which I again link to. It in turn is part of a bigger project as this prefatory comment informs us: This book is a part of the multimedia grant project named The Return of Stolen Meanings. The Truth about the Great Patriotic War in English and American press from 1941 to 1945, prepared by the Foundation for Historical Outlook and sponsored by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives. I made a search to try and find more info of the above effort but only came up with a similar media announcement like RT’s in the English version of Pravda. However, a link to The Archive revealed it having available for download The Great Patriotic War: The Russian Version Of WWII—”The History of the War as Taught to Soviet Schoolchildren”—which was published in 1974 in English as an abridged version of the 1970 Russian edition. Between those two publications there’s almost 900 pages of objective history that deal with a portion of WW2 history, which we must remember has one of two earlier starting points depending on one’s POV, both being invasions of China by Japan in 1931 and 1937, my preference being 1931—the war between Japan and China is now mostly forgotten in the West since it now wants Japan in NATO to again confront China. One last note on the veracity of the Thucydides Trap hypothesis that’s a clear example of revisionist history that borders on falsification as proven by Dr. Michael Hudson and discussed in his The Collapse of Antiquity on page 111: The “Thucydides trap” theory recently in vogue trivializes this conflict [The Peloponnesian War] as one simply of geopolitical rivalry, depicting the War as resulting from Spantan jealousy of Athens as a rising rival. But the conflict was domestic as much as foreign, because it was fundamentally about democratic attempts to limit oligarchic wealth. There was no commercial rivalry between Sparta and Athens, because Sparta was not a commercial economy. The conflict was between oligarchic and democratic power and the alliances resulting from domestic class antagonisms. This conflict existed within both Athenian and Spartan society, not merely between the two. [My Emphasis] A great many people were deluded by the hypothesis and tried to use it as justification for a more aggressive Outlaw US Empire policy toward China, which IMO is why the hypothesis was formulated. Hudson proved beyond doubt that Sparta wasn’t a commercial/trading nation so there’s no way any sort of rivalry/jealousy could emerge between Athens and Sparta on those grounds. The difference is as summarized above and explained further in the text that preceded it. And the differences between China and the Outlaw US Empire are rather similar in that they’re grounded in their political-economies and governing philosophies which are the reasons for China’s rise and the Outlaw Empire’s fall. There’re other examples of propaganda and the suppression of Truth later leading to justifications for war. The suppression of George Seldes interview with Marshal Von Hindenburg at the immediate end of hostilities in November 1918 where he confessed the real reasons for Germany’s surrender allowed Hitler to use the Stab in the Back as propaganda for his rise to power and subsequent warmaking. That interview was finally published in 1929 in You Can’t Print That, which can be freely downloaded at the link, but was too late to halt Hitler’s rise. The Warren Commission also published a lie. The 911 Establishment Narrative is a lie. It was proven in court that the US Government conspired to murder Matin Luther King, and it’s now admitted Sirhan Sirhan was a patsy for the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The investigation into the attempt on Trump’s life is also revealing some rather unsavory information that can be read about here. Seeking Truth is difficult at times, but the quest must be made no matter where it leads or who it indicts. * * * Like what you’ve been reading at Karlof1’s Substack? Then please consider subscribing and choosing to make a monthly/yearly pledge to enable my efforts in this challenging realm. Thank You! https://substack.com/home/post/p-146833725
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    Don't reply! I don't want to add to your overwhelmed state! I just really want to tell you that you have quickly climbed to the top of my long list of favourite podcasters. I do love you and your work, and I am absolutely delighted to discover the treasure trove of back podcasts I haven't heard yet. Thank you for this wonderful gift to the world.

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    Hi Ahmad,

    Love your work man

    Just started to listen to you after your Delingpole Pod a few months ago - your enthusiasm, humanity, empathy and fracking passion for casting light over the last four years is truly inspiring.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for drawing a line in the sand buddy.

    When so many medical professionals have hidden their truth, opting to cognitively turn a blind eye and keep paying the mortgage, keep the pension pot rolling and the private school fees going, along with so many other employees within the deep state, school headmasters, (Mike Fairclough could be a good chat), police, lawyers, Judges. I unfortunately know so many morally bankrupt people that still choose to keep their phat fingers in their ears. Fracking frustrating!

    Keep the faith brother, thank you for all of your hard work, stay strong and thank you for being a brilliant inspiration to all of humanity.

    All the best,

    David & Donna


    About this episode -

    Dr Michael Nehls MD PhD

    Michael graduated from medicine in 1986 in Germany but never practised clinical medicine. Instead, he went into research and now has published several books mainly in German. Michael’s article titled "Unified Theory of Alzheimer's Disease (UTAD): implications for prevention and curative therapy" was internationally published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry. For his breakthrough discovery regarding the development, prevention and therapy of Alzheimer's disease, he received the 2015 Hanse Award for Psychiatry from the University of Rostock, Germany.

    “The Indoctrinated Brain - How to Successfully Fend Off the Global Attack on Your Mental Freedom” is his latest and arguably greatest work. In it, Michael talks about the effects of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines on human cognition and autonomy. Nehls suggests that these vaccines, among other modern pressures, and propaganda methods are part of a global assault manipulating the human mind, aiming to facilitate increased governmental control over individuals, A global war on the human mind.


    About this conversation

    Have you noticed how difficult it is these days to have a deep meaningful conversation with anyone? Not just random strangers, but even close family members and friends. It was a problem in the making prior to 2020 but Covid seems to have accelerated the problem. Conversations are shut down and people get triggered over the slightest remark. Stating the bloody obvious gets you a zombie stare. No, you aren’t imagining it. People are different, they are unthinking and heavily programmed.

    In his book and as you will hear in this podcast with Michael Nehls it is not imaginary, and worse still it is not by accident. It is by nefarious design.

    I am convinced more than ever that we are in the midst of World War 3.

    WW1 was fought mainly in Europe, in fields and trenches, with rifles and artillery. Civilians were relatively spared. WW2 was fought with tanks, naval ships, and bombers and while many millions of soldiers died, so too for the first time in history did millions of innocent civilians. WW3 is a global war against every human being, the battleground is in our minds, and the weapons are psychological operations (Psyops) with full penetration skull-busting propaganda.

    The main beneficiaries of wars are bankers; some even argue that all wars are banker wars. But wars are more than about making money, they are also about gaining power and control. The latter over us the masses, the serfs and so-called “useless eaters”.

    While I believe it is important to understand who the enemy is, for simplicity's sake one can think of “they” as the predator class who have already got unimaginable money and power and exercise control over our media, banks, military-industrial complex, big tech and our governments to name but a few. What is more important is how they influence us and how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones, and ensure their plans are unsuccessful.

    The predator class uses narratives that they indoctrinate us with to control the way we think and shape our worldview. These indoctrinations are so powerful and plentiful that they have reduced much of the global population to NPCs (Non-player characters). For those of you who don’t know what NPCs are, they are characters found in computer games that are programmed to do certain tasks and repeat the same standard lines. For example, it might be an innkeeper in a game who is always behind the bar and offers you the choice to eat or drink. That computer character does not exist outside the Inn. He has no wife or kids. In the game you are the player, the innkeeper however is a non-player character within the game. Today, the vast majority of humans are NPCs, they have no mind outside their programming, repeating only what has been programmed in their script. And as soon as you mention certain terms they have a knee-jerk speech that they give. Have you noticed how people are either in a zombie state, unthinking and unfeeling, or the complete opposite getting triggered at the slightest remark (think computer glitch)?


    Some of the narratives that have been indoctrinated to the masses include the following -

    The World Trade Centre Bombings and subsequent War On Terror

    The Great Climate Scam and Hoax (The Earth is dying, Global warming is an existential threat, Carbon Dioxide is bad and needs to be reduced etc)

    Covid Plandemic (Lockdowns, social distancing and masks were necessary and effective)

    Vaccines are safe and effective including experimental gene interventions

    Governments care about you

    You can change your sex

    Anytime the media tells you to hate a group of people or another country

    The world is overpopulated

    Polar bears are dying

    Electric cars are good for the environment

    And many many more (why don’t tell me some more in the comments below)


    From Michael’s book -

    Indoctrination

    The word comes from the Latin word doctrina, meaning “instruction.”

    The purpose of indoctrination is to implant an ideological narrative into people’s brains - a new belief that allows no discussion and no contradiction.

    The goal is obedient, unthinking conformity. The means to this end is a controlled selection of information, intensive propaganda, and psychological manipulation, up to coercive measures and threats of punishment.

    The more skilful the mental manipulation, the more immune the implanted ideological thought system becomes to critical arguments and inner doubts.

    Indoctrination is to be understood as a vicious attack on our humanity, on our personality, and ultimately on the most precious thing of all: our freedom of thought.

    Resisting indoctrination is a lifelong endeavour. it is a matter of preserving one’s freedom of thought and search for meaning.

    Stream HCF Cambridge | Listen to Winning the War of the Mind playlist online for free on SoundCloud
    The Indoctrinated Brain outlines how to safeguard and protect your mind from indoctrination (from the introduction) -

    Each individual will be rewarded with a significant increase in psychological resilience by incorporating these principles into his or her own life.

    With increased resilience comes increased natural curiosity, which allows us to think outside the box.

    We have more mental energy. This allows us to process new information and make better, more creative decisions.

    We need this energy when we want to break new ground. it is the basis of our perseverance against external and internal resistance.

    The energy enables us to have rational compassion, a prerequisite for each of us to be able to think and act globally.

    “We are creating a new world, based on a much-needed correction of the image of man that corresponds to his natural characteristics, already embodied in every child: man is basically good. With this mindset, we will undergo a true mental reset that will allow us to regain our full mental potential!”

    “Our destiny and our values are in our own hands. If we follow the principle of human autonomy and implement it in our lives, we will become stronger, and we can venture into a new culture of cooperative, altogether considerate coexistence that respects the realities of our natural needs and the environment. Therefore, there is still a chance that all will end well.”

    Michael Nehls

    I hope you enjoy the episode.

    Much love as always.

    Ahmad x

    Links -

    https://x.com/NehlsMD

    https://michael-nehls.com/

    https://michaelnehls.substack.com/p/lithium-the-essential-trace-element/

    https://michaelnehls.substack.com/p/vitamin-d-the-vital-vitamin/

    https://michaelnehls.substack.com/p/a-refutation-of-the-criticism-of/

    and of course, The Indoctrinated Brain:

    https://michaelnehls.substack.com/p/neuro-warfare-engineering-consent/


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    #205 - The Indoctrinated Brain - How To Successfully Fend Off The Attack On Your Mental Freedom (wee bonus at the end) Doc MalikJul 19 HEALTH - LIBERTY - HAPPINESS SUPPORT DOC MALIK Thank you to the new subscribers, your lovely messages and the reviews! Dear Doc Malik, Don't reply! I don't want to add to your overwhelmed state! I just really want to tell you that you have quickly climbed to the top of my long list of favourite podcasters. I do love you and your work, and I am absolutely delighted to discover the treasure trove of back podcasts I haven't heard yet. Thank you for this wonderful gift to the world. From a new paid subscriber, Joan Hi Ahmad, Love your work man πŸ™ Just started to listen to you after your Delingpole Pod a few months ago - your enthusiasm, humanity, empathy and fracking passion for casting light over the last four years is truly inspiring. Thank you, thank you, thank you for drawing a line in the sand buddy. When so many medical professionals have hidden their truth, opting to cognitively turn a blind eye and keep paying the mortgage, keep the pension pot rolling and the private school fees going, along with so many other employees within the deep state, school headmasters, (Mike Fairclough could be a good chat), police, lawyers, Judges. I unfortunately know so many morally bankrupt people that still choose to keep their phat fingers in their ears. Fracking frustrating! Keep the faith brother, thank you for all of your hard work, stay strong and thank you for being a brilliant inspiration to all of humanity. All the best, David & Donna About this episode - Dr Michael Nehls MD PhD Michael graduated from medicine in 1986 in Germany but never practised clinical medicine. Instead, he went into research and now has published several books mainly in German. Michael’s article titled "Unified Theory of Alzheimer's Disease (UTAD): implications for prevention and curative therapy" was internationally published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry. For his breakthrough discovery regarding the development, prevention and therapy of Alzheimer's disease, he received the 2015 Hanse Award for Psychiatry from the University of Rostock, Germany. “The Indoctrinated Brain - How to Successfully Fend Off the Global Attack on Your Mental Freedom” is his latest and arguably greatest work. In it, Michael talks about the effects of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines on human cognition and autonomy. Nehls suggests that these vaccines, among other modern pressures, and propaganda methods are part of a global assault manipulating the human mind, aiming to facilitate increased governmental control over individuals, A global war on the human mind. About this conversation Have you noticed how difficult it is these days to have a deep meaningful conversation with anyone? Not just random strangers, but even close family members and friends. It was a problem in the making prior to 2020 but Covid seems to have accelerated the problem. Conversations are shut down and people get triggered over the slightest remark. Stating the bloody obvious gets you a zombie stare. No, you aren’t imagining it. People are different, they are unthinking and heavily programmed. In his book and as you will hear in this podcast with Michael Nehls it is not imaginary, and worse still it is not by accident. It is by nefarious design. I am convinced more than ever that we are in the midst of World War 3. WW1 was fought mainly in Europe, in fields and trenches, with rifles and artillery. Civilians were relatively spared. WW2 was fought with tanks, naval ships, and bombers and while many millions of soldiers died, so too for the first time in history did millions of innocent civilians. WW3 is a global war against every human being, the battleground is in our minds, and the weapons are psychological operations (Psyops) with full penetration skull-busting propaganda. The main beneficiaries of wars are bankers; some even argue that all wars are banker wars. But wars are more than about making money, they are also about gaining power and control. The latter over us the masses, the serfs and so-called “useless eaters”. While I believe it is important to understand who the enemy is, for simplicity's sake one can think of “they” as the predator class who have already got unimaginable money and power and exercise control over our media, banks, military-industrial complex, big tech and our governments to name but a few. What is more important is how they influence us and how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones, and ensure their plans are unsuccessful. The predator class uses narratives that they indoctrinate us with to control the way we think and shape our worldview. These indoctrinations are so powerful and plentiful that they have reduced much of the global population to NPCs (Non-player characters). For those of you who don’t know what NPCs are, they are characters found in computer games that are programmed to do certain tasks and repeat the same standard lines. For example, it might be an innkeeper in a game who is always behind the bar and offers you the choice to eat or drink. That computer character does not exist outside the Inn. He has no wife or kids. In the game you are the player, the innkeeper however is a non-player character within the game. Today, the vast majority of humans are NPCs, they have no mind outside their programming, repeating only what has been programmed in their script. And as soon as you mention certain terms they have a knee-jerk speech that they give. Have you noticed how people are either in a zombie state, unthinking and unfeeling, or the complete opposite getting triggered at the slightest remark (think computer glitch)? Some of the narratives that have been indoctrinated to the masses include the following - The World Trade Centre Bombings and subsequent War On Terror The Great Climate Scam and Hoax (The Earth is dying, Global warming is an existential threat, Carbon Dioxide is bad and needs to be reduced etc) Covid Plandemic (Lockdowns, social distancing and masks were necessary and effective) Vaccines are safe and effective including experimental gene interventions Governments care about you You can change your sex Anytime the media tells you to hate a group of people or another country The world is overpopulated Polar bears are dying Electric cars are good for the environment And many many more (why don’t tell me some more in the comments below) From Michael’s book - Indoctrination The word comes from the Latin word doctrina, meaning “instruction.” The purpose of indoctrination is to implant an ideological narrative into people’s brains - a new belief that allows no discussion and no contradiction. The goal is obedient, unthinking conformity. The means to this end is a controlled selection of information, intensive propaganda, and psychological manipulation, up to coercive measures and threats of punishment. The more skilful the mental manipulation, the more immune the implanted ideological thought system becomes to critical arguments and inner doubts. Indoctrination is to be understood as a vicious attack on our humanity, on our personality, and ultimately on the most precious thing of all: our freedom of thought. Resisting indoctrination is a lifelong endeavour. it is a matter of preserving one’s freedom of thought and search for meaning. Stream HCF Cambridge | Listen to Winning the War of the Mind playlist online for free on SoundCloud The Indoctrinated Brain outlines how to safeguard and protect your mind from indoctrination (from the introduction) - Each individual will be rewarded with a significant increase in psychological resilience by incorporating these principles into his or her own life. With increased resilience comes increased natural curiosity, which allows us to think outside the box. We have more mental energy. This allows us to process new information and make better, more creative decisions. We need this energy when we want to break new ground. it is the basis of our perseverance against external and internal resistance. The energy enables us to have rational compassion, a prerequisite for each of us to be able to think and act globally. “We are creating a new world, based on a much-needed correction of the image of man that corresponds to his natural characteristics, already embodied in every child: man is basically good. With this mindset, we will undergo a true mental reset that will allow us to regain our full mental potential!” “Our destiny and our values are in our own hands. If we follow the principle of human autonomy and implement it in our lives, we will become stronger, and we can venture into a new culture of cooperative, altogether considerate coexistence that respects the realities of our natural needs and the environment. Therefore, there is still a chance that all will end well.” Michael Nehls I hope you enjoy the episode. Much love as always. 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  • We were told Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone—that was a lie.

    We were told Sirhan Sirhan acted alone—that was a lie.

    We were told James Earl Ray acted alone—that was a lie.

    Now we are being told Thomas Matthew Crooks acted alone.

    Do you believe them? Here’s why you shouldn't.

    The Trump assassination attempt reeks of foul play, and the world can smell it.

    Dr. Chris Martenson has recently presented “rock solid audio proof that there were AT LEAST TWO shooters targeting Trump and the crowd.”

    This is no longer a fringe “conspiracy theory” because even CNN has acknowledged the presence of gunfire from three distinct weapons: Three shots from Crooks (A), one from the countersniper (C), and five from the mysterious “Weapon B.”

    Watch this nine-minute video as Dr. Martenson meticulously breaks down the audio evidence. The following is a summary of Dr. Martenson’s findings:

    • There were at least two distinctly different [unfriendly] weapons being fired.

    • First three shots were further away than the weapon(s) that fired the next 5-7 shots.

    • Sonic cracks tell us that they were also fired at Trump’s & audience’s direction (and weren’t taking out Crooks, eg).

    • This means that the “lone shooter” story is 100% false.

    As such, Dr. Martenson concludes, “So this tells us that this was a full-on operation.”

    “These are the questions that need to be asked. I fear for my safety and everybody else’s safety for coming out with this stuff because one thing we know is they don’t like loose ends in these stories. But man, they bollocksed this operation up really badly. Whoever was in charge of it is probably already floating in a river. I don’t know what’s going to happen to them because they really messed this operation up.”

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    We were told Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone—that was a lie. We were told Sirhan Sirhan acted alone—that was a lie. We were told James Earl Ray acted alone—that was a lie. Now we are being told Thomas Matthew Crooks acted alone. Do you believe them? Here’s why you shouldn't. The Trump assassination attempt reeks of foul play, and the world can smell it. Dr. Chris Martenson has recently presented “rock solid audio proof that there were AT LEAST TWO shooters targeting Trump and the crowd.” This is no longer a fringe “conspiracy theory” because even CNN has acknowledged the presence of gunfire from three distinct weapons: Three shots from Crooks (A), one from the countersniper (C), and five from the mysterious “Weapon B.” Watch this nine-minute video as Dr. Martenson meticulously breaks down the audio evidence. The following is a summary of Dr. Martenson’s findings: • There were at least two distinctly different [unfriendly] weapons being fired. • First three shots were further away than the weapon(s) that fired the next 5-7 shots. • Sonic cracks tell us that they were also fired at Trump’s & audience’s direction (and weren’t taking out Crooks, eg). • This means that the “lone shooter” story is 100% false. As such, Dr. Martenson concludes, “So this tells us that this was a full-on operation.” “These are the questions that need to be asked. I fear for my safety and everybody else’s safety for coming out with this stuff because one thing we know is they don’t like loose ends in these stories. But man, they bollocksed this operation up really badly. Whoever was in charge of it is probably already floating in a river. I don’t know what’s going to happen to them because they really messed this operation up.” Follow @VigilantFox 🦊
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  • More Trump Hoax Footage: Actor Pretending to be Secret Service Agent Can't Even Holster a Gun
    Looks like she went to the same B-grade acting academy as the Don.

    Anthony Colpo

    In this week’s episode of The Rich and Compromised, Team Trump would like you to meet a highly valued member of its security squad.

    Able to swallow an entire muffin in a single mouthful, able to waddle down stairs in several jerky motions, and unable to reholster her gun no matter how hard she tries, it's ...

    Secret Service Agent Barbie!

    At your service, SIR!

    More chubby than lean, more clumsy than mean, she's got the future president's back! Just like the Zionists, only a little higher up.

    After years of specialized training, our fearless, calm-under-pressure Barbie can't even reholster her handgun. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, this is the specimen who beat thousands of skilled applicants for the job of looking after the former and future president of the USA!

    In the video below, David Attaboy narrates us through her Golden Turd-worthy acting performance. While proving she wouldn't know a handgun from a pop tart, she does manage to conceal her embarrassment by scanning the crowd and chewing gum like a champ.


    Discount brain replacements for anyone who still refuses to accept this was a hoax, use voucher code: IBELIEVEANYTHING20. While stocks last, offers ends with next pre-orchestrated Microsoft blackout.

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    More Trump Hoax Footage: Actor Pretending to be Secret Service Agent Can't Even Holster a Gun Looks like she went to the same B-grade acting academy as the Don. Anthony Colpo In this week’s episode of The Rich and Compromised, Team Trump would like you to meet a highly valued member of its security squad. Able to swallow an entire muffin in a single mouthful, able to waddle down stairs in several jerky motions, and unable to reholster her gun no matter how hard she tries, it's ... Secret Service Agent Barbie! At your service, SIR! More chubby than lean, more clumsy than mean, she's got the future president's back! Just like the Zionists, only a little higher up. After years of specialized training, our fearless, calm-under-pressure Barbie can't even reholster her handgun. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, this is the specimen who beat thousands of skilled applicants for the job of looking after the former and future president of the USA! In the video below, David Attaboy narrates us through her Golden Turd-worthy acting performance. While proving she wouldn't know a handgun from a pop tart, she does manage to conceal her embarrassment by scanning the crowd and chewing gum like a champ. Discount brain replacements for anyone who still refuses to accept this was a hoax, use voucher code: IBELIEVEANYTHING20. While stocks last, offers ends with next pre-orchestrated Microsoft blackout. Share https://www.bitchute.com/video/J38qNXfTNiiz/
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    In this video we meet SS Agent Barbie, who after years of specialized training can't even reupholster her handgun. Looks like Trump has some serious competition for Worst Crisis Actor of 2024 Award. Original source: The Puerto Rican Paper Towel Movement https://www.facebook.com/100069489424261/videos/1156987872083286/
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  • Landmark ICJ ruling says world must act to end Israel’s illegal occupation
    Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 19 July 2024


    Nawaf Salam, president of the International Court of Justice, delivered a landmark advisory opinion on 19 July. (ICJ)
    In a landmark ruling announced on Friday, the International Court of Justice declared Israel’s continued presence in the West Bank and Gaza, occupied by its military and heavily colonized by its settlers since 1967, to be unlawful.


    The tribunal, which is composed of 15 judges and is also known as the World Court, stated that Israel is obliged to “bring an end to its unlawful presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” halt all new settlement activity and evacuate all settlers.
    Israel is also obliged to make reparations, the court declared, and other states and international organizations must not “recognize as legal” Israel’s presence in the occupied territory or render assistance in maintaining the occupation.


    The court confirmed that the obligation to affirmatively act to end the illegal occupation does not fall on Israel alone, but on all states.
    All countries around the world are “under an obligation not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by Israel’s illegal presence” in the occupied Palestinian territories, the judges stated in their ruling.

    States must ensure that “any impediment resulting from the illegal presence of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to the exercise of the Palestinian people of its right to self-determination is brought to an end,” the judges add, in what can be seen as an endorsement of international sanctions on Israel.

    Similarly, the judges stated, all countries that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention, which protects the rights of civilian populations under military occupation, “have the obligation … to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that convention.”

    The court added that the United Nations, especially the General Assembly and Security Council, “should consider the precise modalities and further action required to bring to an end as rapidly as possible the unlawful presence of the State of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

    Long road to justice

    The court’s advisory opinion was rendered following a request by the General Assembly in late 2022 to determine the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the court hears both legal disputes between states and considers requests for advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it within the UN system.

    The tribunal is separately considering a complaint initiated by South Africa alleging that Israel is perpetrating genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. The court found a plausible risk of genocide in an interim ruling handed down in late January.

    The International Court of Justice is independent and distinct from the International Criminal Court, which is also based in The Hague and opened an investigation into alleged war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza in March 2021.

    Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor at the time, identified Israel’s settlement enterprise in the West Bank as a primary focus of her investigation.

    But the court’s current prosecutor, Karim Khan, appears to have largely disregarded Bensouda’s work and has requested warrants for the arrest of the leadership of Israel and Hamas for alleged crimes perpetrated on and since 7 October 2023.

    Palestinians have long advocated for international institutions such as the United Nations to examine Israel’s system of repression as a whole, rather than treating its violations of Palestinian rights in a fragmented manner while ignoring the context of settler-colonialism in which they occur.

    Impunity

    Friday’s advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice is not the first time that the tribunal has weighed in on Israel’s occupation and annexation of Palestinian land.

    In July 2004, the court issued an advisory opinion determining that Israel’s construction of a wall in the occupied West Bank and its associated settlement regime violated international law.

    In the 2004 case, as in the new advisory opinion, the court held that Israel was obliged to “terminate its breaches of international law and to make reparation for all damage caused,” as the Palestinian human rights Al-Haq summarizes in a briefing paper published on the eve of Friday’s ruling. The court also maintained two decades ago that states were obliged “not to recognize the illegal situation” resulting from those violations.

    However, as Al-Haq observes, enforcement of the court’s 2004 advisory opinion “has been unacceptably weak, a situation which has greatly contributed to the environment of impunity in which Israel has accelerated and expanded its commission of abuses against Palestinians.”

    Ahead of the advisory opinion delivered on Friday, nearly 60 countries weighed in on the question of the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied Palestinian territory.

    “The overwhelming majority” of those interventions during the hearings “expressed the view that Israel’s occupation of Palestine is characterized by unlawful policies and practices,” Al-Haq states.

    The majority of the opinions presented before the court expressed the positions that Israel’s occupation violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination; that Israel practices apartheid or systematic racial discrimination in the West Bank and Gaza; and that “the occupation itself is illegal as a whole” and must end immediately, according to Al-Haq.

    Significantly, a handful of states, including the Netherlands and China, recognized “the legitimacy of armed struggle and the use of force to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination” in the context of liberation from colonial rule.

    Libya expressed the position that “it is a moral and legal obligation for third states to assist and support Palestinians in their legitimate struggle for liberation and independence,” as Al-Haq summarizes.

    “No more excuses”

    Following the announcement of the court’s opinion on Friday, Israel’s foreign ministry predictably rejected the opinion as “fundamentally wrong” and biased, while Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, said that “the Jewish nation cannot be an occupier in its own land.”

    Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s far-right finance minister, issued a call to formally annex the West Bank in response to the court.

    By contrast, the Palestinian mission to the UN as well as human rights and advocacy groups celebrated the ruling.

    Al Mezan, a human rights group based in Gaza, stated that it “sets clear legal obligations for third states and international organizations, and we demand full compliance.”

    The group noted that the court backed its position that “Israel’s effective control over Gaza meets the definition of belligerent occupation, imposing obligations on Israel … with regards to the over two million Palestinians living there.”

    Al-Haq, which is based in the West Bank, said that the new advisory opinion “is a first step towards rectifying the generational harm of Israel’s illegal occupation, ongoing Nakba, settler-colonialism and apartheid to the Palestinian people, which must be ended, and all Israeli discriminatory measures and legislation repealed.”

    The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) said that the ruling “demands imposing immediate targeted sanctions on Israel, starting with a comprehensive military embargo.”

    B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, reacted to the court ruling by stating “no more excuses. The international community must force Israel to end the occupation.”

    Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, likewise said it was a “historic day for international justice and the decolonization of Palestine.”

    ICJ rejects Oslo cover

    The advisory opinion clearly establishes the illegality of Israel’s occupation of the territories occupied since 1967 and reaffirms the illegality of the acquisition of territory by force.

    It also affirms that the Oslo accords signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the mid-1990s do not relieve Israel of its legal obligations.

    The bilateral negotiations initiated with the Oslo accords have been “non-existent for more than 10 years,” as Judge Nawaf Salam, the Lebanese president of the International Court of Justice, observes in his declaration appended to the advisory opinion.

    Yet the framework of bilateral negotiations, however long dead, have been used by Israel’s allies, principally the US and European states, as a pretext to preserve the situation of impunity and treat Palestinian rights as subject to negotiation – a situation that the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani presciently described in 1970 as “a conversation between the sword and the neck.”

    Indeed, Israel in its intervention to the International Court of Justice said that an advisory opinion would be “harmful” to the peace process, while the US urged the court to avoid issuing a decision that could undermine negotiations toward a two-state solution.

    Diana Buttu, a lawyer and former negotiator with the Palestine Liberation Organization, said that one of the big takeaways of the court ruling is “that it puts to rest the idea that Palestinians must negotiate an end to Israel’s military rule.”

    “No land swaps; no accommodating settlers; no ‘generous offers’ because it isn’t Israel’s land to be generous with,” Buttu added.



    This finding is particularly important as Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to impose a similar framework in the context of Gaza, forcing Palestinians to “negotiate” an end to Israel’s American-backed genocide.
    “Scarce” victory

    Yet the ruling may be viewed as legitimizing the violent usurpation of Palestinian land for the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 – the ongoing injustice from which the 1967 occupation stems.

    By limiting the scope of the advisory opinion to the question of the occupation since 1967, the General Assembly would seem to be normalizing the theft and colonization of Palestinian land in 1948, for which the UN paved the way through its inherently unjust 1947 partition plan.

    In his declaration, President Salam points out that the failure of Israel to respect the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination “dates back to 1948 and not 1967,” as the General Assembly acknowledged in Resolution 32/20, adopted in 1977.

    But Friday’s watershed advisory opinion – an “earthquake,” according to international lawyer Michael Sfard – provides more legal levers for those defending Palestinian rights today, according to Alonso Gurmendi, a lecturer in international law at King’s College London.

    “Do not discount the power of authoritative statements in the formation of world order,” Gurmendi stated. “Especially when world order is already changing so fundamentally.”

    “Celebrate victories, they are few and scarce,” he added.

    And while nothing may seem changed tomorrow, expect third states to “reconsider the nature of their relations with Israel” – commercial, military, economic and diplomatic – in the coming weeks and months, Sfard stated.

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    Al-Haq
    Al Mezan
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    Diana Buttu
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    Landmark ICJ ruling says world must act to end Israel’s illegal occupation Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 19 July 2024 Nawaf Salam, president of the International Court of Justice, delivered a landmark advisory opinion on 19 July. (ICJ) In a landmark ruling announced on Friday, the International Court of Justice declared Israel’s continued presence in the West Bank and Gaza, occupied by its military and heavily colonized by its settlers since 1967, to be unlawful. The tribunal, which is composed of 15 judges and is also known as the World Court, stated that Israel is obliged to “bring an end to its unlawful presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” halt all new settlement activity and evacuate all settlers. Israel is also obliged to make reparations, the court declared, and other states and international organizations must not “recognize as legal” Israel’s presence in the occupied territory or render assistance in maintaining the occupation. The court confirmed that the obligation to affirmatively act to end the illegal occupation does not fall on Israel alone, but on all states. All countries around the world are “under an obligation not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by Israel’s illegal presence” in the occupied Palestinian territories, the judges stated in their ruling. States must ensure that “any impediment resulting from the illegal presence of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to the exercise of the Palestinian people of its right to self-determination is brought to an end,” the judges add, in what can be seen as an endorsement of international sanctions on Israel. Similarly, the judges stated, all countries that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention, which protects the rights of civilian populations under military occupation, “have the obligation … to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that convention.” The court added that the United Nations, especially the General Assembly and Security Council, “should consider the precise modalities and further action required to bring to an end as rapidly as possible the unlawful presence of the State of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory.” Long road to justice The court’s advisory opinion was rendered following a request by the General Assembly in late 2022 to determine the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the court hears both legal disputes between states and considers requests for advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it within the UN system. The tribunal is separately considering a complaint initiated by South Africa alleging that Israel is perpetrating genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. The court found a plausible risk of genocide in an interim ruling handed down in late January. The International Court of Justice is independent and distinct from the International Criminal Court, which is also based in The Hague and opened an investigation into alleged war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza in March 2021. Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor at the time, identified Israel’s settlement enterprise in the West Bank as a primary focus of her investigation. But the court’s current prosecutor, Karim Khan, appears to have largely disregarded Bensouda’s work and has requested warrants for the arrest of the leadership of Israel and Hamas for alleged crimes perpetrated on and since 7 October 2023. Palestinians have long advocated for international institutions such as the United Nations to examine Israel’s system of repression as a whole, rather than treating its violations of Palestinian rights in a fragmented manner while ignoring the context of settler-colonialism in which they occur. Impunity Friday’s advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice is not the first time that the tribunal has weighed in on Israel’s occupation and annexation of Palestinian land. In July 2004, the court issued an advisory opinion determining that Israel’s construction of a wall in the occupied West Bank and its associated settlement regime violated international law. In the 2004 case, as in the new advisory opinion, the court held that Israel was obliged to “terminate its breaches of international law and to make reparation for all damage caused,” as the Palestinian human rights Al-Haq summarizes in a briefing paper published on the eve of Friday’s ruling. The court also maintained two decades ago that states were obliged “not to recognize the illegal situation” resulting from those violations. However, as Al-Haq observes, enforcement of the court’s 2004 advisory opinion “has been unacceptably weak, a situation which has greatly contributed to the environment of impunity in which Israel has accelerated and expanded its commission of abuses against Palestinians.” Ahead of the advisory opinion delivered on Friday, nearly 60 countries weighed in on the question of the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied Palestinian territory. “The overwhelming majority” of those interventions during the hearings “expressed the view that Israel’s occupation of Palestine is characterized by unlawful policies and practices,” Al-Haq states. The majority of the opinions presented before the court expressed the positions that Israel’s occupation violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination; that Israel practices apartheid or systematic racial discrimination in the West Bank and Gaza; and that “the occupation itself is illegal as a whole” and must end immediately, according to Al-Haq. Significantly, a handful of states, including the Netherlands and China, recognized “the legitimacy of armed struggle and the use of force to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination” in the context of liberation from colonial rule. Libya expressed the position that “it is a moral and legal obligation for third states to assist and support Palestinians in their legitimate struggle for liberation and independence,” as Al-Haq summarizes. “No more excuses” Following the announcement of the court’s opinion on Friday, Israel’s foreign ministry predictably rejected the opinion as “fundamentally wrong” and biased, while Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, said that “the Jewish nation cannot be an occupier in its own land.” Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s far-right finance minister, issued a call to formally annex the West Bank in response to the court. By contrast, the Palestinian mission to the UN as well as human rights and advocacy groups celebrated the ruling. Al Mezan, a human rights group based in Gaza, stated that it “sets clear legal obligations for third states and international organizations, and we demand full compliance.” The group noted that the court backed its position that “Israel’s effective control over Gaza meets the definition of belligerent occupation, imposing obligations on Israel … with regards to the over two million Palestinians living there.” Al-Haq, which is based in the West Bank, said that the new advisory opinion “is a first step towards rectifying the generational harm of Israel’s illegal occupation, ongoing Nakba, settler-colonialism and apartheid to the Palestinian people, which must be ended, and all Israeli discriminatory measures and legislation repealed.” The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) said that the ruling “demands imposing immediate targeted sanctions on Israel, starting with a comprehensive military embargo.” B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, reacted to the court ruling by stating “no more excuses. The international community must force Israel to end the occupation.” Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, likewise said it was a “historic day for international justice and the decolonization of Palestine.” ICJ rejects Oslo cover The advisory opinion clearly establishes the illegality of Israel’s occupation of the territories occupied since 1967 and reaffirms the illegality of the acquisition of territory by force. It also affirms that the Oslo accords signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the mid-1990s do not relieve Israel of its legal obligations. The bilateral negotiations initiated with the Oslo accords have been “non-existent for more than 10 years,” as Judge Nawaf Salam, the Lebanese president of the International Court of Justice, observes in his declaration appended to the advisory opinion. Yet the framework of bilateral negotiations, however long dead, have been used by Israel’s allies, principally the US and European states, as a pretext to preserve the situation of impunity and treat Palestinian rights as subject to negotiation – a situation that the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani presciently described in 1970 as “a conversation between the sword and the neck.” Indeed, Israel in its intervention to the International Court of Justice said that an advisory opinion would be “harmful” to the peace process, while the US urged the court to avoid issuing a decision that could undermine negotiations toward a two-state solution. Diana Buttu, a lawyer and former negotiator with the Palestine Liberation Organization, said that one of the big takeaways of the court ruling is “that it puts to rest the idea that Palestinians must negotiate an end to Israel’s military rule.” “No land swaps; no accommodating settlers; no ‘generous offers’ because it isn’t Israel’s land to be generous with,” Buttu added. This finding is particularly important as Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to impose a similar framework in the context of Gaza, forcing Palestinians to “negotiate” an end to Israel’s American-backed genocide. “Scarce” victory Yet the ruling may be viewed as legitimizing the violent usurpation of Palestinian land for the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 – the ongoing injustice from which the 1967 occupation stems. By limiting the scope of the advisory opinion to the question of the occupation since 1967, the General Assembly would seem to be normalizing the theft and colonization of Palestinian land in 1948, for which the UN paved the way through its inherently unjust 1947 partition plan. In his declaration, President Salam points out that the failure of Israel to respect the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination “dates back to 1948 and not 1967,” as the General Assembly acknowledged in Resolution 32/20, adopted in 1977. But Friday’s watershed advisory opinion – an “earthquake,” according to international lawyer Michael Sfard – provides more legal levers for those defending Palestinian rights today, according to Alonso Gurmendi, a lecturer in international law at King’s College London. “Do not discount the power of authoritative statements in the formation of world order,” Gurmendi stated. “Especially when world order is already changing so fundamentally.” “Celebrate victories, they are few and scarce,” he added. And while nothing may seem changed tomorrow, expect third states to “reconsider the nature of their relations with Israel” – commercial, military, economic and diplomatic – in the coming weeks and months, Sfard stated. International Court of Justice Al-Haq Al Mezan Oslo accords Nawaf Salam Diana Buttu Alonso Gurmendi https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/landmark-icj-ruling-says-world-must-act-end-israels-illegal-occupation
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  • ICJ ruling offers some vindication after 76 years of Palestinian struggle; Israeli strikes keep killing Gazans – Day 286
    [email protected] July 20, 2024 Christina Assi, eilat port, genocide, hind rajab, houthis, icj, illegal occupation, international law, netanyahu congress, recognition of israel, reparations, tel aviv attack, unseat israel, west bank deaths
    The International Court of Justice says Israel's ongoing presence in Occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and violates international law. Judges determined Israel is obligated to end its unlawful presence as quickly as possible and must stop all new settlement activity. (photo)
    Int’l Court of Justice deals a severe blow to Israel; at least 50 killed in Gaza; Israel’s killing of Hind Rajab a war crime; West Bank deaths; Yemeni drone hits Tel Aviv; Eilat Port in Israel declares bankruptcy; calls for Israel to be “unseated” from UN; 200 Congress staffers call for boycott of Netanyahu’s Congress speech; Calls to investigate Israel for genocide; more.

    By IAK staff, from reports.

    Israel should evacuate settlements, pay reparations, ICJ says


    Washington Post reports: The International Court of Justice, the top judicial arm of the United Nations, said Friday that Israel should end its occupation of Palestinian territory, evacuate existing settlements, stop building new ones and pay reparations to Palestinians who have lost land and property.

    In a sweeping 83-page legal opinion, the court, based in The Hague, said Israel is responsible for “systematic discrimination” against Palestinians based on race or ethnicity, has breached the right of Palestinians to self-determination and has effectively annexed large swaths of land.

    “Israel has an obligation to bring an end to its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” Nawaf Salam, the court’s president, said from the bench Friday. He added that the court considers Israel’s continued presence illegal and a “wrongful act.”

    The searing advisory opinion is nonbinding but still holds legal weight and could have broader consequences in the international arena, including in trade and diplomacy. The court said member states should not recognize as legal the situation arising from Israel’s presence in occupied territory, nor should they render aid or assistance in maintaining it.

    The key points in the ICJ’s opinion

    Israel’s ongoing presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is deemed illegal.

    Israel must end its presence in the occupied territories as soon as possible.

    Israel should immediately cease settlement expansion and evacuate all settlers from the occupied areas.

    Israel is required to make reparations for the damage caused to the local and lawful population in the Palestinian territories.

    The international community and organizations have a duty not to recognize the Israeli presence in the territories as legal and to avoid supporting its maintenance.

    The UN should consider what actions are necessary to end the Israeli presence in the territories as soon as possible.



    At least 50 killed across Gaza over last day

    Al Jazeera reports: As the world responded to a landmark ICJ ruling declaring Israel’s occupation of the West Bank in violation of international law, Israeli forces continued attacks across Gaza.

    At least 24 people were killed in attacks in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, according to local authorities.

    Other killings included three people in an Israeli raid on a house south of Khan Younis and another Palestinian killed north of Nuseirat. Attacks were also reported in Deir el-Balah.

    Video shows strike near Civil Defense, journalists in az-Zawayda

    Al Jazeera reports: A video, which has been verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad unit, shows a man wearing a “press” vest standing next to a member of the Civil Defence with a fire hose over his shoulder in the central Gaza area.

    An Israeli strike then hits just metres (yards) away as the men dive for cover.

    In a post on Instagram, the man who took the video, activist Saleh Aljafarawi, said the Israeli attack “deliberately targets the place where the ambulance crews, Civil Defence and press crews are located”.

    Gaza’s Government Media Office said on Wednesday that 160 journalists and 79 members of the Civil Defence have been killed since the war began.

    Gaza: Killing of Hind Rajab and her family – a war crime

    OHCHR reports: The killing of five-year old Hind Rajab, her family and two paramedics may amount to a war crime, independent experts warned Friday.

    “The brutality of these killings seem to illustrate how reckless the army has been in its Gaza campaign: all instances of extrajudicial killing must be duly investigated and accounted for,” the experts said.

    “These killings are not isolated cases,” the experts said. “We are extremely troubled by the pattern of apparent indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civillians in Gaza, including on locations used for humanitarian assistance or to shelter IDPs,” they said.

    “The firing of heavy-calibre projectiles at a humanitarian zone near an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza, killing 22 displaced civilians, and most recently the attacks on IDP tents in Al Mawasi area, on Ash Shati’ Refugee Camp, and on the UNRWA Abu Oreiban school sheltering IDPs, among others, killing nearly 320 Palestinians, half of them women and children, have reinforced the fact that there is no safe place in Gaza” the experts said.

    “Such attacks amount to grave violations of international humanitarian law, must be promptly and reliably investigated, and should be severely punished.

    “The willful or indiscriminate killing of protected persons, including civilians, medical personnel and humanitarian workers, amount to war crimes, and if systematic, crimes against humanity, and should be prevented at all costs,” the experts warned. “We remain deeply troubled by the total impunity and apparent lack of investigations, and prevention of these crimes. This is all the more worrisome in the context of the recent order from the International Court of Justice for Israel to take immediate measures to protect Gaza’s population from the risk of genocide,” the experts said.

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    West Bank: Israeli forces kill 20 year old; 22 year old dies of injuries

    IMEMC reports: Israeli forces shot and killed Palestinian Ibrahim Hamza Zaqaqiq, age 20 on Friday night, in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.

    Israeli soldiers reportedly fired live rounds, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades at citizens, shooting Zaqaqiq in the head with a live round, causing serious injuries; he was transported to Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, where he later died.

    WAFA reports: Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, north of the West Bank, announced this evening the passing of 22-year-old Yaman Ahmed Asfour, who succumbed to injuries sustained from Israeli army gunfire in January.

    The medical staff worked tirelessly to save his life, but his condition remained critical until his passing earlier today.

    Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, have killed over 570 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, with near total impunity.
    Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, have killed over 570 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, with near total impunity. (photo)
    PIJ, Hamas call on PLO to ‘withdraw recognition’ of Israel

    The Cradle reports: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement called in a joint statement on 19 July for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to drop its recognition of Israel.

    The statement called on the PLO and its affiliated legislative body, the Palestinian Authority (PA), to “withdraw its recognition of the Zionist entity, in response to the Knesset’s decision not to recognize a Palestinian state.”

    Yemen declares Tel Aviv ‘unsafe zone’ after successful drone attack

    The Cradle reports: The Yemeni Armed Forces has claimed responsibility for a deadly drone attack that hit the Israeli city of Tel Aviv during the early hours of 19 July, killing at least one and injuring several others.

    The drone did not set off any alarms as it entered Israeli airspace from the south before hitting a building near the US consulate.

    The Yemeni drone also bypassed US warships.

    The Armed Forces of Yemen’s Sanaa government reportedly has a “very large” stock of this type of drone.

    The Yemeni Houthis’ attacks target ships linked to Israel, the United States or Britain, as part of the rebels’ support for Gaza

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    A view of the destruction following an explosion caused by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19, 2024
    A view of the destruction following an explosion caused by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19, 2024 (photo)
    Israel’s Eilat Port declares bankruptcy

    Middle East Monitor reports: The Israeli port of Eilat officially declared its bankruptcy, after eight months of complete paralysis of commercial activity and its cessation of receiving ships and containers, especially coming from the Asian countries’ markets, carrying with them the needs of the economy and its industrial sector.

    The reason for this was the successive attacks launched by the Yemeni Houthi group on Israeli ships in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea, as well as the targeting of ships from countries supporting the Occupation in the genocidal war it is waging against the people of Gaza, most notably American and British ships.

    According to the World Cargo website that reports global shipping news, the port of Eilat has officially declared bankruptcy due to the lack of commercial activity.

    Special rapporteur supports call for Israel’s ‘unseating’ from UN

    Francesca Albanese, the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, has added her voice to a call for Israel to be unseated from the United Nations.

    Reposting an earlier call on social media for the “unseating” of Israel by the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Albanese said it was “time” to remove Israel from the world body.

    The UN rapporteur on housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, said on Tuesday that it was “high time” to take action as Israel continued its “criminal attacks” on the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza “without any consequences”.

    Israel should be unseated “from the UN, as was done with apartheid South Africa”, Rajagopal said in a post on social media.


    Over 200 congressional staffers sign letter protesting Netanyahu address

    The Hill reports: More than 200 anonymous staff members across 122 Democratic and Republican congressional offices signed a letter this week calling for Congress to protest or boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech next week on Capitol Hill, citing concerns about the ongoing war in Gaza.

    The letter, organized by the Congressional Progressive Staff Association and signed by 230 House and Senate staffers, said speaking out against Netanyahu’s July 24 joint address to Congress was an “issue of morality” and not politics.

    “Citizens, students, and lawmakers across the country and the world have spoken out against the actions of Mr. Netanyahu in his War on Gaza,” the letter reads. “Israelis have been protesting in the streets for months, decrying his failure to negotiate a ceasefire and release of hostages. We hope you will join your fellow Members of Congress in protest at his speech or in refusing to attend it.”

    Rights Group Urges DOJ to Investigate US-Bound Netanyahu for Genocide

    Common Dreams reports: As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to visit Washington, D.C. next week, an American legal group on Friday pressured the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into him and other officials for committing or authorizing genocide, war crimes, and torture targeting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    “We believe ample credible evidence exists to sufficiently establish that serious crimes falling within U.S. criminal jurisdiction are systematically being perpetrated in Gaza,” says the Center for Constitutional Rights’ (CCR) 23-page letter to Hope Olds, who leads the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) of the DOJ’s Criminal Division.

    “Given the frequent travel of Israeli officials and citizens to the United States resulting in their presence within U.S. jurisdiction, and recalling that HRSP is part of a coordinated, interagency effort to deny safe haven in the United States to human rights violators,” the letter states, “the Department of Justice must urgently investigate and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and other serious crimes being committed on a wide-scale basis in the occupied Gaza Strip, including potentially U.S. and U.S.-dual citizens.”

    (Read the full article here.)



    MENA sports headlines:

    Belgium and Italy refuse to host Israel match over Gaza war

    The Belgian Football Federation (RBFA) said it would not host a Nations League match against Israel on 6 September as the event was likely to spark demonstrations.

    The city of Brussels said last month that the match would not be played at the King Baudouin stadium as authorities had deemed it “impossible to organize this very high-risk match” in the city due to tensions linked to Israel’s war on Gaza.

    Other Belgian cities also refused to host the match.

    Similarly in Italy, a northeastern city has refused to host the Israeli national team for a Nations League game in October.

    “Hosting such a match at a time when Israel is a country at war carries risks of causing divisions and social problems […],” the mayor said. “We refuse to associate the name of our city with this match”.

    Lebanese journalist who survived Israeli strike to carry Olympics flame

    Lebanese photojournalist Christina Assi who was severely wounded by an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon last October while on assignment, is set to carry the Olympic Flame on Sunday, 21 July, in Vincennes, France.

    The AFP photographer made the announcement on her Instagram page on Wednesday, which she described as a tribute to journalists who had lost their lives while doing their job.

    Assi, 29, was struck by an Israeli shell on 13 October 2023 while reporting on cross-border attacks from southern Lebanon, and has since had her right leg amputated.

    “When AFP was asked to carry the Olympic Flame, we thought of Christina, whose courage and tenacity are admired by everyone at the Agency. Having her carry this symbol of peace sends a powerful message for her and for all journalists affected in the line of duty,” said Pierre Galy, AFP’s head of sport.

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    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 19:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 19: at least 39,497* (38,919 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 19: at least 95,042 (including at least 89,622 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children).

    [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]
    Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 19: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.

    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

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    ICJ ruling offers some vindication after 76 years of Palestinian struggle; Israeli strikes keep killing Gazans – Day 286 [email protected] July 20, 2024 Christina Assi, eilat port, genocide, hind rajab, houthis, icj, illegal occupation, international law, netanyahu congress, recognition of israel, reparations, tel aviv attack, unseat israel, west bank deaths The International Court of Justice says Israel's ongoing presence in Occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and violates international law. Judges determined Israel is obligated to end its unlawful presence as quickly as possible and must stop all new settlement activity. (photo) Int’l Court of Justice deals a severe blow to Israel; at least 50 killed in Gaza; Israel’s killing of Hind Rajab a war crime; West Bank deaths; Yemeni drone hits Tel Aviv; Eilat Port in Israel declares bankruptcy; calls for Israel to be “unseated” from UN; 200 Congress staffers call for boycott of Netanyahu’s Congress speech; Calls to investigate Israel for genocide; more. By IAK staff, from reports. Israel should evacuate settlements, pay reparations, ICJ says Washington Post reports: The International Court of Justice, the top judicial arm of the United Nations, said Friday that Israel should end its occupation of Palestinian territory, evacuate existing settlements, stop building new ones and pay reparations to Palestinians who have lost land and property. In a sweeping 83-page legal opinion, the court, based in The Hague, said Israel is responsible for “systematic discrimination” against Palestinians based on race or ethnicity, has breached the right of Palestinians to self-determination and has effectively annexed large swaths of land. “Israel has an obligation to bring an end to its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” Nawaf Salam, the court’s president, said from the bench Friday. He added that the court considers Israel’s continued presence illegal and a “wrongful act.” The searing advisory opinion is nonbinding but still holds legal weight and could have broader consequences in the international arena, including in trade and diplomacy. The court said member states should not recognize as legal the situation arising from Israel’s presence in occupied territory, nor should they render aid or assistance in maintaining it. The key points in the ICJ’s opinion Israel’s ongoing presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is deemed illegal. Israel must end its presence in the occupied territories as soon as possible. Israel should immediately cease settlement expansion and evacuate all settlers from the occupied areas. Israel is required to make reparations for the damage caused to the local and lawful population in the Palestinian territories. The international community and organizations have a duty not to recognize the Israeli presence in the territories as legal and to avoid supporting its maintenance. The UN should consider what actions are necessary to end the Israeli presence in the territories as soon as possible. At least 50 killed across Gaza over last day Al Jazeera reports: As the world responded to a landmark ICJ ruling declaring Israel’s occupation of the West Bank in violation of international law, Israeli forces continued attacks across Gaza. At least 24 people were killed in attacks in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, according to local authorities. Other killings included three people in an Israeli raid on a house south of Khan Younis and another Palestinian killed north of Nuseirat. Attacks were also reported in Deir el-Balah. Video shows strike near Civil Defense, journalists in az-Zawayda Al Jazeera reports: A video, which has been verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad unit, shows a man wearing a “press” vest standing next to a member of the Civil Defence with a fire hose over his shoulder in the central Gaza area. An Israeli strike then hits just metres (yards) away as the men dive for cover. In a post on Instagram, the man who took the video, activist Saleh Aljafarawi, said the Israeli attack “deliberately targets the place where the ambulance crews, Civil Defence and press crews are located”. Gaza’s Government Media Office said on Wednesday that 160 journalists and 79 members of the Civil Defence have been killed since the war began. Gaza: Killing of Hind Rajab and her family – a war crime OHCHR reports: The killing of five-year old Hind Rajab, her family and two paramedics may amount to a war crime, independent experts warned Friday. “The brutality of these killings seem to illustrate how reckless the army has been in its Gaza campaign: all instances of extrajudicial killing must be duly investigated and accounted for,” the experts said. “These killings are not isolated cases,” the experts said. “We are extremely troubled by the pattern of apparent indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civillians in Gaza, including on locations used for humanitarian assistance or to shelter IDPs,” they said. “The firing of heavy-calibre projectiles at a humanitarian zone near an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza, killing 22 displaced civilians, and most recently the attacks on IDP tents in Al Mawasi area, on Ash Shati’ Refugee Camp, and on the UNRWA Abu Oreiban school sheltering IDPs, among others, killing nearly 320 Palestinians, half of them women and children, have reinforced the fact that there is no safe place in Gaza” the experts said. “Such attacks amount to grave violations of international humanitarian law, must be promptly and reliably investigated, and should be severely punished. “The willful or indiscriminate killing of protected persons, including civilians, medical personnel and humanitarian workers, amount to war crimes, and if systematic, crimes against humanity, and should be prevented at all costs,” the experts warned. “We remain deeply troubled by the total impunity and apparent lack of investigations, and prevention of these crimes. 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We hope you will join your fellow Members of Congress in protest at his speech or in refusing to attend it.” Rights Group Urges DOJ to Investigate US-Bound Netanyahu for Genocide Common Dreams reports: As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to visit Washington, D.C. next week, an American legal group on Friday pressured the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into him and other officials for committing or authorizing genocide, war crimes, and torture targeting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. “We believe ample credible evidence exists to sufficiently establish that serious crimes falling within U.S. criminal jurisdiction are systematically being perpetrated in Gaza,” says the Center for Constitutional Rights’ (CCR) 23-page letter to Hope Olds, who leads the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. “Given the frequent travel of Israeli officials and citizens to the United States resulting in their presence within U.S. jurisdiction, and recalling that HRSP is part of a coordinated, interagency effort to deny safe haven in the United States to human rights violators,” the letter states, “the Department of Justice must urgently investigate and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and other serious crimes being committed on a wide-scale basis in the occupied Gaza Strip, including potentially U.S. and U.S.-dual citizens.” (Read the full article here.) MENA sports headlines: Belgium and Italy refuse to host Israel match over Gaza war The Belgian Football Federation (RBFA) said it would not host a Nations League match against Israel on 6 September as the event was likely to spark demonstrations. The city of Brussels said last month that the match would not be played at the King Baudouin stadium as authorities had deemed it “impossible to organize this very high-risk match” in the city due to tensions linked to Israel’s war on Gaza. Other Belgian cities also refused to host the match. Similarly in Italy, a northeastern city has refused to host the Israeli national team for a Nations League game in October. “Hosting such a match at a time when Israel is a country at war carries risks of causing divisions and social problems […],” the mayor said. “We refuse to associate the name of our city with this match”. 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The Guardian: Shellshocked, attacked, left to die – this is the reality for disabled people in Gaza Common Dreams: ‘Ticking Time Bomb’: International Alarm as Poliovirus Found in Gaza Sewage Al Jazeera: Adidas drops Bella Hadid from campaign referencing 1972 Munich Olympics Mondoweiss: The end of Israel’s economy Middle East Eye: ICJ opinion on Israel’s occupation upends the order that oppresses Palestinians STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 19: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 19: at least 39,497* (38,919 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 19: at least 95,042 (including at least 89,622 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.] Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 19: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. Hover over each bar for exact numbers. Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated) Russia attacks hospitals in Ukraine; Israel does the same in Gaza. The US response couldn’t be more different. ‘I have the prison inside me’: The emaciated Palestinian bodybuilder broken by Israel Israel has manufactured an industrial-scale version of Jim Crow rape hoaxes If Americans Knew Mobile Billboard Truck at Republican Convention Col. Douglas MacGregor: US is under the control of Israel, likens Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7 Gaza has turned into Biden’s most perplexing moral and foreign policy failure ‘Suffering horrifically’: 10 months of Israel’s ‘war on children’ in Gaza Pro-Israel ADL ‘spied on’ African American activist over opposition to US-Israel police exchange programme ‘I’m bored, so I shoot’: The Israeli army’s approval of free-for-all violence in Gaza Lancet: Counting the dead in Gaza – difficult but essential ‘Revealer of Inconvenient Truths’ – Julian Assange’s Impact on Palestine Fact or Fiction: Is Israel Unfairly Singled Out for Global Condemnation? How an Israeli colonel invented the burned babies lie to justify genocide Widely reported Palestinian father-son ‘rape’ confession contradicted by piles of evidence The Gaza Project reveals how Israel has targeted the press – in 3 stories ‘Buying Our Own Stolen Water’ in Bethlehem – Scorching Summer Awaits Palestinians in the West Bank Israel’s covert info bots targeting America met with hypocritical silence AIPAC: Has the pro-Israel lobby bribed and bought the US Democratic Party? Israel’s war on Gaza is the deadliest conflict on record for journalists. Israeli army hits Gaza family, uses them as human shields, and runs over their mother. Strangling Israeli restrictions were in place long before October 7th. The day Israeli tanks fired directly at AFP’s Gaza Bureau. The craziest ‘pro-Israel’ votes on the Hill today. Israeli documents show expansive government effort to shape US discourse around Gaza war. Why As A Christian, I Won’t Be Condemning Hamas Anytime Soon. Is “Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself” Code for “We Are Killing the Geneva Conventions”? ‘I heard all of my friends’ last breath’: Testimonies from the Nuseirat massacre. Rep. Thomas Massie: Every congressperson has an AIPAC babysitter. (VIDEO) Col. Douglas Macgregor: US seen as taking orders from Netanyahu. UN finds at least 14 Israelis likely intentionally killed by own army on October 7. ADL faces Wikipedia ban over reliability concerns on Israel, antisemitism. Fear, hunger and displacement follows Israel’s worsening abuse of Palestinians in Hebron. Rafah Attack: Netanyahu’s Lies Expose The Truth About Israel. Veterans For Peace: U.S. Army Major Quits Over Israel. https://israelpalestinenews.org/icj-ruling-offers-some-vindication-after-76-years-of-palestinian-struggle-israeli-strikes-keep-killing-gazans-day-286/
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  • JUST A MINUTE PLEASE [THE PREACHER'S CORNER]

    GOD'S CHURCH IS INDESTRUCTIBLE! (MATT.16:18-19)

    18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Mat 16: 18-19)

    LEARNING FROM DAVID'S VICTORY AND ERRORS!

    I must be sincere with myself. This message from one of the most yet living greatest and respected teacher and doer of God's Word ,Pst W.F. Kumuyi,broke me down completely and pointed out errors I hitherto never identified in David, and which almost every Christian is guilty of.

    David's story is one of the most popular in the scriptures.(1st&2nd Samuel).
    The Israelites demanded for a king of their own like the heathen nations around them to lead them to war. God's miraculous deliverance from their enemies was no longer satisfying to them. God cooled down Samuel and gave them Saul. When they saw how extra tall he was,they rejoiced.

    But when war came from the Philistines whose hope with the help of Goliath,intend to liquidate or neutralize Israel, the king they laid their hopes on went into hiding with his men. And so would it have been if God had not remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that ISRAEL WILL BE INDESTRUCTIBLE. It's the same thing with God's church today;

    18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

    To keep His Word, God groomed and sent David to their rescue. Remember this, David wasn't fighting a personal fight. David was fighting for his nation, and for God's Name. He had no personal grouse with Goliath.

    Bring this to today, there are many Goliaths and Philistines that lust for the destruction of God's church. The atheists,the traditionalists,other other religious affinities. Even more painful are those in the Church,bearing the identity of Christians,while in the real truth,they have no zeal for Christ Jesus,but are truly there to use the Church as a launchpad...among these are comedians, politicians, instrumentalists,choristers and many such others. But God's Word makes us understand that God's church is INDESTRUCTIBLE. The Goliaths and Philistines will end up destroying themselves. That's why Christ Jesus said *I go and prepare a place,and I will come back for you (Church)

    Now most of those who are genuinely disappointed with this development, instead of fighting it,see it as no personal business. EVIL THRIVES WHEN GOOD PEOPLE SAY NOTHING. Sometimes,we never know that the battle is too much for the pastor alone. This is why need a lot of DAVIDS, in the Church of God to fight the Goliaths that are bent on decimating the Church of God.

    The war against the Church is great and menacing,just it was for Israel against the Goliaths. But as menacing as Goliath was, God gave Israel a more deadlier weapon,David, just as He gave us the Name of Christ Jesus. But,while at it, our watchfulness for a more deadlier Goliath shouldn't lessen .We shall come to that.
    However remember this,that every enemy of the true Gospel will be completely destroyed;

    The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. (Exo 15: 3)

    6. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. (Exo 15: 6-7)

    Now,let's go to the point of watchfulness. Indeed the Church of God has Goliaths and Philistines outside the church,whose intent is to neutralize the Church of Christ Jesus. BUT TODAY, WE HAVE A MORE DEADLIER GOLIATH IN THE MIDST OF THE CHURCH . After the outside Goliath was whittled down,they changed strategy, and infiltrated the Church of Christ Jesus in the form of some of those we mentioned above. What is this deadlier Goliath?

    We are going to look at this deadlier Goliaths through the life of David and how he handled and responded to them.
    We will use the spelling of Goliath written vertically to identify what champion David was confronted with , just like us today.

    G for Greed;

    8. And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.
    9. And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish. (1Sa 27: 8-11)

    This people did nothing to offend David,but killed them all... adults and children, and took away their animals. And David lied to his host king where he went that day. Isn't it the same today,that even Christians out of greed do all manner of evil to acquire wealth...taking what does not belong to them. And they kill and bury anyone who has the potential of telling on them.

    Greed always wants to have and take what belongs to others,it doesn't matter how they do it, even if they have to kill. They steal,they possess, and oftentimes they kill and bury anyone they feel will tell on them, and then come to the church to do thanksgiving.
    10. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. 11. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. (Isa 56: 10-11)

    Yes,in our churches we have those who are already financially stable but are not contented because of greed. They want more and more. If they can't get it legally, they will get it illegally,,and most pastors are more in this group than even unbelievers.

    O for Offence
    As we look at the life of David, just like many of us, we see Goliath only as his problem. Yes,we think about how other people wants to take what we feel belongs to us, but we don't look at the Goliaths out seeking to decimate and desecrate us.
    And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. (1Ch 21: 1)
    7. And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel. 8. And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. (1Ch 21: 7-8)

    Because of our personal concentration, we lose focus even to the point of offending others. David was only thinking of more Goliaths and as a result, HE WANTED TO KNOW HOW STRONG AND PREPARED HE WAS. EVEN HIS COMMANDER JOAB WASN'T PLEASED, BECAUSE HE HAS SEEN THE VICTORIES THAT GOD HAS BEEN GIVING THEM WASN'T AS A RESULT OF NUMBERS.

    But it's Satan sending a concealed Goliath, the type David couldn't see because of greed and he OFFENDED GOD.
    So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. (1Ch 21: 14)
    Satan couldn't use Goliath to destroy Israel,so he sent OFFENCE, and caused God to become angry with David and we saw the results

    Today,in our churches, churches that once were zealous for God have suddenly become cold. The fire has burned out. Why? Many pastors have allowed their members to deify them. They became the object of worship by their congregants and once God's Spirit has left, to sustain the vain glory,they sell their souls and become slaves to Satan,while they become gods to their members.

    But thank God for David's life,he isn't our modern day pastors that raise shoulders with God.

    And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. (1Ch 21: 8)

    So also in our times, Christ Jesus shall take from our midst every Goliath of Offence.
    41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Mat 13: 41-42)

    When we return, we will take the remaining letters..we have done G and O!
    Remain blessed in CHRIST JESUS' NAME, AMEN !
    JUST A MINUTE PLEASE πŸ™[THE PREACHER'S CORNER] πŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“Ό GOD'S CHURCH IS INDESTRUCTIBLE! (MATT.16:18-19) πŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“ΌπŸ“Ό 18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Mat 16: 18-19) LEARNING FROM DAVID'S VICTORY AND ERRORS! πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ I must be sincere with myself. This message from one of the most yet living greatest and respected teacher and doer of God's Word ,Pst W.F. Kumuyi,broke me down completely and pointed out errors I hitherto never identified in David, and which almost every Christian is guilty of. David's story is one of the most popular in the scriptures.(1st&2nd Samuel). The Israelites demanded for a king of their own like the heathen nations around them to lead them to war. God's miraculous deliverance from their enemies was no longer satisfying to them. God cooled down Samuel and gave them Saul. When they saw how extra tall he was,they rejoiced. But when war came from the Philistines whose hope with the help of Goliath,intend to liquidate or neutralize Israel, the king they laid their hopes on went into hiding with his men. And so would it have been if God had not remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that ISRAEL WILL BE INDESTRUCTIBLE. It's the same thing with God's church today; 18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. To keep His Word, God groomed and sent David to their rescue. Remember this, David wasn't fighting a personal fight. David was fighting for his nation, and for God's Name. He had no personal grouse with Goliath. Bring this to today, there are many Goliaths and Philistines that lust for the destruction of God's church. The atheists,the traditionalists,other other religious affinities. Even more painful are those in the Church,bearing the identity of Christians,while in the real truth,they have no zeal for Christ Jesus,but are truly there to use the Church as a launchpad...among these are comedians, politicians, instrumentalists,choristers and many such others. But God's Word makes us understand that God's church is INDESTRUCTIBLE. The Goliaths and Philistines will end up destroying themselves. That's why Christ Jesus said *I go and prepare a place,and I will come back for you (Church) Now most of those who are genuinely disappointed with this development, instead of fighting it,see it as no personal business. EVIL THRIVES WHEN GOOD PEOPLE SAY NOTHING. Sometimes,we never know that the battle is too much for the pastor alone. This is why need a lot of DAVIDS, in the Church of God to fight the Goliaths that are bent on decimating the Church of God. The war against the Church is great and menacing,just it was for Israel against the Goliaths. But as menacing as Goliath was, God gave Israel a more deadlier weapon,David, just as He gave us the Name of Christ Jesus. But,while at it, our watchfulness for a more deadlier Goliath shouldn't lessen .We shall come to that. However remember this,that every enemy of the true Gospel will be completely destroyed; The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. (Exo 15: 3) 6. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. (Exo 15: 6-7) Now,let's go to the point of watchfulness. Indeed the Church of God has Goliaths and Philistines outside the church,whose intent is to neutralize the Church of Christ Jesus. BUT TODAY, WE HAVE A MORE DEADLIER GOLIATH IN THE MIDST OF THE CHURCH . After the outside Goliath was whittled down,they changed strategy, and infiltrated the Church of Christ Jesus in the form of some of those we mentioned above. What is this deadlier Goliath? We are going to look at this deadlier Goliaths through the life of David and how he handled and responded to them. We will use the spelling of Goliath written vertically to identify what champion David was confronted with , just like us today. πŸ‘‰G for Greed; 8. And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt. 9. And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish. (1Sa 27: 8-11) This people did nothing to offend David,but killed them all... adults and children, and took away their animals. And David lied to his host king where he went that day. Isn't it the same today,that even Christians out of greed do all manner of evil to acquire wealth...taking what does not belong to them. And they kill and bury anyone who has the potential of telling on them. Greed always wants to have and take what belongs to others,it doesn't matter how they do it, even if they have to kill. They steal,they possess, and oftentimes they kill and bury anyone they feel will tell on them, and then come to the church to do thanksgiving. 10. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. 11. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. (Isa 56: 10-11) Yes,in our churches we have those who are already financially stable but are not contented because of greed. They want more and more. If they can't get it legally, they will get it illegally,,and most pastors are more in this group than even unbelievers. πŸ‘‰O for Offence As we look at the life of David, just like many of us, we see Goliath only as his problem. Yes,we think about how other people wants to take what we feel belongs to us, but we don't look at the Goliaths out seeking to decimate and desecrate us. And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. (1Ch 21: 1) 7. And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel. 8. And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. (1Ch 21: 7-8) Because of our personal concentration, we lose focus even to the point of offending others. David was only thinking of more Goliaths and as a result, HE WANTED TO KNOW HOW STRONG AND PREPARED HE WAS. EVEN HIS COMMANDER JOAB WASN'T PLEASED, BECAUSE HE HAS SEEN THE VICTORIES THAT GOD HAS BEEN GIVING THEM WASN'T AS A RESULT OF NUMBERS. But it's Satan sending a concealed Goliath, the type David couldn't see because of greed and he OFFENDED GOD. So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. (1Ch 21: 14) Satan couldn't use Goliath to destroy Israel,so he sent OFFENCE, and caused God to become angry with David and we saw the results Today,in our churches, churches that once were zealous for God have suddenly become cold. The fire has burned out. Why? Many pastors have allowed their members to deify them. They became the object of worship by their congregants and once God's Spirit has left, to sustain the vain glory,they sell their souls and become slaves to Satan,while they become gods to their members. But thank God for David's life,he isn't our modern day pastors that raise shoulders with God. And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. (1Ch 21: 8) So also in our times, Christ Jesus shall take from our midst every Goliath of Offence. 41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Mat 13: 41-42) When we return, we will take the remaining letters..we have done G and O! Remain blessed in CHRIST JESUS' NAME, AMEN πŸ™‡πŸ™!
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