Reader’s Links for November 15, 2021

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This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

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About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

89 Replies to “Reader’s Links for November 15, 2021”

  1. Hi, Eeyore
    I don’t know if you’ve seen this or not. I just got it from a friend via email. The video runs about 21 minutes & proves everything we already knew. That his whole pandemic is a BIG FAT FAKE!!!

    Chilling what this lady has to say.

    Video runs about 21 minutes.

    Former UN staff member Claire Edwards: “‘The CV-19 Genocide of 2020’
    https://newtube.app/TrueTube/2ocfxrR?__cf_chl_jschl_tk

    • Iraq: MFA announces organisation of extraordinary flights for migrants to return from Belarus

      Iraqi Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Al-Sahaf announced on Sunday that the Iraqi government is planning to organise extraordinary flights to voluntarily return migrants stranded at the Belarusian-Polish border.

      “All the measures we rely on are to enhance the path of the voluntary return of Iraqi migrants and refugees during the next two or three days, God willing, there will be an urgent and exceptional trip. The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Moscow called for this, through its official website, and deposited phone numbers through which anyone wishing to register on this flight could be coordinated,” the spokesperson said.

      The decision comes after the ministry announced the suspension of direct flights between Iraq and Belarus and the temporary withdrawal of the work permit of the Belarusian consul in Baghdad.

      Al-Sahhaf explained that the Iraqi embassies in Moscow and Poland will give the migrants passports in case they lose them during their journey.

      Tensions between the EU and Belarus have been escalating in recent months, with the EU accusing Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of deliberately sending migrants to the border in response to sanctions imposed by the EU.

      SOT, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson (Arabic): “The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs worked to devote the voluntary return of Iraqi immigrants, and there are political and diplomatic dialogues now taking place with Iraq’s partners and friends in the European Union. We are coordinating nationally with the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Migration and Displacement, to support the voluntary return by urgently conducting emergency evacuation flights.”

      SOT, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson (Arabic): “The embassies of the Republic of Iraq in Moscow and Poland are working permanently and diligently to announce an exceptional trip taking place. We also grant transit passports to everyone who has lost his passport for any reason.”

      SOT, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson (Arabic): “According to this, we will complete the steps successively. Our goal is to perpetuate the principles of human rights, the commitment to voluntary return, as well as the availability of procedures that do not prejudice Iraq’s reputation and preserve its partnership with all its friends and partners. We are practically not talking about a diplomatic crisis; we are talking about procedural rules related to the security and safety of travellers. Accordingly, the Iraqi government is dependent on any measure that enhances the safety and security of its members at home and abroad.”

      SOT, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson (Arabic): “All the measures we rely on are to enhance the path of the voluntary return of Iraqi migrants and refugees during the next two or three days, God willing, there will be an urgent and exceptional trip. The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Moscow called for this, through its official website, and deposited phone numbers through which anyone wishing to register on this flight could be coordinated”.

      SOT, Abdullah Khaled, Director of Traveling office in Baghdad (Arabic): “Because of some travellers arriving in Belarus, and via Belarus going to other countries, the Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of national transportation in Baghdad and the suspension of flights (to Belarus).”

      SOT, Abdullah Khaled, Director of Traveling office in Baghdad (Arabic): “The approvals and visas were obtained through Turkey because in Baghdad there is no Belarusian embassy. Through Turkey, we obtain visas and security approvals for citizens to enter Belarusian territory.”

      SOT, Abdullah Khaled, Director of Traveling office in Baghdad (Arabic): “Currently, there are no flights to Belarus, due to the lack of obtaining a visa and the difficulty of flying. The Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of the national carrier from Baghdad to Belarus, and the rest of the international airports cancelled flights by transit from Baghdad to Belarus via the Emirates or via Other countries in general, because of the situation, that is, they went to Belarus and did not return to Iraq.”

      SOT, Abdullah Khaled, Director of Traveling office in Baghdad (Arabic): “Previously, we did not witness this case, it appeared recently, of course, and because of it, flying and obtaining a visa became very difficult, and flights stopped in general, from about six months ago.”

      • Iraq wants brownie points for such a generous offer: We’re The Good Guys!

        Get humanitarian assistance. Make potential investors believe the country is stable.

        • The filthy Turk gets billions in blackmail from the EU to keep the spigot closed. It’s quite the racket he’s got going.

          Luka wants to wet his beak, too.
          Mafia lingo I learned from The Godfather.

      • maybe those responsible for this mess are the NGOs —

        the migrants are not Arabs but ethnic Kurds and they were brought to Belarus via Turkey…

        could be the same NGOs operating in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy…

      • global news – Airlines who fly migrants to Belarus will face sanctions, European Commission head says

        The European Union (EU) will bring further sanctions, including against some airlines, to combat Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s “perfidious” use of migrants.

      • The Sun – Kurdish migrants deported from Poland on the Belarus crisis

        Kamaran Mohammed, a father recently deported from Poland told Reuters how Minsk attracted migrants from the middle-east, travelling as tourists.

        Meanwhile, one migrant struggling at the Belarus border currently, told reporters he feared for his young child’s life as conditions in the Belarus forest worsened and conditions became harsh.

        Inside the horror of Belarus’ twisted regime where migrants are beaten with guns, kicked in the ribs and electrocuted

        Putin sends nuclear bombers over Belarus as ‘gangster’ dictator Lukashenko ‘weaponises’ migrant crisis in war with EU

      • reuters – Syrian migrant brothers rescued at Poland border

        A Polish NGO rescued two Syrian migrants late on Sunday, after the brothers crossed the border from Belarus and made it some 40 kilometres (24.85 miles) into Polish territory.

    • US says preparing new Belarus sanctions over ‘inhumane’ border crisis

      The United States is preparing new sanctions targeting the regime of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, in coordination with the European Union, over the “inhumane facilitation” of migrant flows on its border with Poland.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Thousands protest Austria’s COVID lockdown for the unvaccinated

      Austria went into a new pandemic lockdown at midnight on Sunday night – but only for its unvaccinated population. It’s in response to a record surge in COVID-19 cases that the government says threatens to overwhelm intensive care units.

      For ten days, millions of people will be required to stay at home – unless their journey is deemed essential.

      Crowds took to the streets of the capital, Vienna, to protest what they say is a vaccine mandate by the back door.

      They chanted for their freedom outside a fortified Chancellery – but under the new measures they will have to stay home.

      The protestors were there to make their hostility to the new lockdown heard. But in a country entering a fourth wave of the COVID pandemic – not all are opposed.

      Speaking on Sunday the country’s Interior Minister Karl Nehammer had a stern warning to the Austrian people.

      63 percent of the population have currently had both jabs, with Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg calling on those still unvaccinated to take up the offer of a shot.

      Those who currently haven’t received two jabs will only be permitted to leave their homes for work and carry out essential tasks such as shopping and attending medical appointments.

      The announcement follows a record surge in COVID infections and government concerns hospitals could become overwhelmed.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Austria announces COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated only

      Austria’s government has approved a new lockdown that will only apply to unvaccinated people. Starting at midnight on Sunday, the government said people who haven’t been vaccinated will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential reasons, such as working, shopping or taking a walk.

      The lockdown is intended to push more people to get the jabs against COVID-19.

      Austria’s decision comes just two days after the Netherlands announced a partial lockdown for all residents.

      Austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in western Europe.

      Together with Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg Interior Minister Karl Nehammer held a press conference announcing the measure.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA -How high is the actual coronavirus death toll?

      Over five million people have officially fallen victim to the coronavirus.

      But news magazine The Economist estimates that the pandemic’s true death toll is four times higher by calculating with almost 20 million excess deaths worldwide.

      The official COVID toll could just be the tip of the iceberg.

    • UK – Coronavirus vaccine booster jabs rolled out to over-40s

      Coronavirus booster jabs are to be rolled out to those in their 40s, after research found a third dose could cut infection rates by 80 per cent.

      The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said everyone in their 40s would be asked to come forward six months after their second jab.

      The rollout of second doses to those in their 40s began in June, meaning many of those in the cohort will become eligible before Christmas.

      Until now, boosters have been offered only to those in priority groups, including all over-50s. So far 12.6million have had booster jabs, but around 32million will be eligible by the end of this year.

      Opening up boosters to those in their 40s means another 8million people will be able to book jabs, scheduling them for six months after their second dose.

    • CBC- Toronto clinic preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccines to kids

      … including getting ready to assist hesitant parents and nervous kids.

    • Martin~
      TY for all the protest vids! Milano and Torino hold up even in the rain.

      EU "humanitarians" at The Hague go full police thug - batons, water-cannons, tear-gas. When dealing with ethnic Euros, euthanasia is more their style.

      • ---- you may like this movie --- The Sunday Woman --
        ---- La donna della domenica---- ( Italian + ENG subs)

        PG+13

        Turin in the 70s ---

        Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone.

        The investigations soon drive him into the Turin's high society.

        Santamaria suspect Anna Carla and at the same time falls in love for her.....

    • DAILY MAIL – Germany calls in the army to tackle Covid crisis: 12,000 troops will bolster creaking healthcare services as pressure grows to declare state of emergency and Merkel begs people to vaccinate as cases climb

      The number of Covid cases are soaring daily in Germany with 37,681 infections recorded on Sunday – the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic

      Infections and deaths rising steeply in outbreak blamed on vaccination rate

      Health experts warned overburdened intensive care units may need to move patients between regionsto find beds in coming week

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10203005/Germany-calls-army-tackle-Covid-crisis-Pressure-grows-declare-state-emergency.html

    • ABC – PRAVDA – Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists

      Police in Italy are conducting searches against 17 anti-vaccine activists who were purportedly affiliated with a Telegram chat that espoused violence against government, medical and media figures for their perceived support of COVID-19 restrictions

      ROME — Police conducted searches across Italy on Monday against 17 anti-vaccine activists who were allegedly affiliated with a Telegram chat that espoused violence against government, medical and media figures for their perceived support of COVID-19 restrictions.

      Police in Turin said the “Basta Dittatura” (Enough of the Dictatorship) chat had tens of thousands of members and was a prime forum for organizing protests against Italy’s health pass.

      Like many European countries, Italy requires people to show their so-called Green Pass to dine indoors, visit museums and cinemas and for long-distance public transport. The pass shows proof of vaccination, a recent negative test or having been cured of COVID-19.

      Protests have grown more acute after Italy last month became the first Western country to also require the pass to access workplaces.

      In a statement Monday, police said they monitored the now-shuttered Telegram chat for weeks and identified 17 extremists who threatened Premier Mario Draghi, among others. They were considered the most dangerous of the chat members, and searches of their homes across the peninsula Monday turned up weapons and flammable acid, police told a press conference in Turin.

      “Other recurring targets were also the police, doctors, scientists, journalists and other public figures accused of ‘enslavement’ and ‘collaboration’ with the ‘dictatorship’ in place,” the statement said.

      Nearly every weekend has featured anti-vaccine and anti-green pass protests in Italy, including one Oct. 9 in Rome in which extremists trashed the headquarters of Italy’s main labor union. A protest this past weekend in Milan featured the American anti-vaccine activist, Robert F. Kennedy.

      Last week, the Interior Ministry issued guidance to police departments nationwide advising them to restrict protests from being staged in congested city centers. The ministry reaffirmed the right of protesters to gather, but cited the potential threat to public security and contagion in recommending protests be allowed only farther afield.

      Italy, where the coronavirus outbreak first erupted in Europe in February 2020, is seeing a steady increase in its daily caseload amid a new wave of infections. Authorities registered 62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants last week, the third consecutive week of increased incidence.

      But Italy for now is doing better than many other western European countries. Nationwide, hospital bed capacity is well below the critical threshold and, while Italy’s official death toll of 132,775 remains one of the highest in Europe, daily deaths have remained under 100 for months. Experts cite Italy’s green pass requirement, continued indoor mask mandates and relatively high vaccination rate: 84% of the population over age 12 is fully vaccinated.

      https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/italy-police-move-violent-anti-vaccine-activists-81175119

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      “Sospetto positivo”: cambia tutto su treni, bus, taxi e navi

      Arriva la stretta del ministro della Salute sui trasporti pubblici e sul trasporto merci: cambiano tutte le regole dai controlli al distanziamento

      Roberto Speranza detta le nuove regole per quanto concerne i trasporti pubblici, firmando la nuova ordinanza in accordo col ministro delle Infrastrutture e dei trasporti Enrico Giovannini.

      Il controllo del Green Pass da parte delle autorità preposte dovrà obbligatoriamente scattare in stazione, ancor prima che il passeggero possa salire a bordo del convoglio. La stretta dovrebbe riguardare innanzi tutto i grandi hub, vale a dire quelli in cui risulta presente un “gate di accesso”, come ad esempio Milano Centrale, Firenze Santa Maria Novella e Roma Termini. Qualora tale verifica preventiva non sia possibile, a causa delle caratteristiche specifiche della stazione, “il controllo può essere effettuato dal personale di bordo insieme al controllo del biglietto di viaggio”, si legge nell’ordinanza.

      In caso di semplice sospetto di un caso di positività al Covid, si potrà provvedere addirittura a fermare l’intero convoglio. “La Polizia Ferroviaria e le Autorità sanitarie devono essere prontamente informate”, recita infatti la nota firmata da Speranza. “All’esito della relativa valutazione sulle condizioni di salute del passeggero, a queste spetta la decisione in merito all’opportunità di fermare il treno per procedere ad un intervento o prevedere appositi spazi dedicati”, precisa il comunicato. Il passo successivo sarà la sanificazione di tutto il treno, responsabilità che ricadrà sulle spalle dell’impresa ferroviaria ed elemento imprescindibile per consentire al convoglio di riprendere la sua corsa fino a destinazione.

      Taxi

      A bordo di Taxi e Ncc, all’interno dei quali è suggerita l’installazione di divisori tra conducente e passeggero,”i sedili posteriori non devono essere occupati da più di due individui se non sono componenti dello stesso nucleo familiare”.

      Bus

      I mezzi pubblici devono rigorosamente essere sanificati almeno una volta al giorno. Le porte centrali e posteriori restano quelle privilegiate per salire o scendere dal bus. Nella nuova ordinanza si prevede nuovamente l’utilizzo delle porte anteriori, ma solo ed esclusivamente nel caso in cui risulti installato “un apposito separatore protettivo dell’area di guida”. I passeggeri dovranno obbligatoriamente mantenere almeno un metro di distanza l’uno dall’altro, e per salire o scendere dal mezzo pubblico avranno da rispettare un “idoneo tempo di attesa al fine di evitare il contatto”.

      Da segnalare il ritorno del bigliettaio, che fungerà anche da controllore sui trasporti pubblici: il personale dovrà essere dotato “di mascherine chirurgiche o con più alto livello di protezione (FFP2) e di soluzione idroalcolica per la frequente igienizzazione delle mani”.

      Navi e traghetti

      La stretta arriva anche al largo: su navi e traghetti, infatti, bisognerà “evitare quanto più possibile i contatti tra il personale di terra e il personale di bordo” e rispettare “la distanza interpersonale di almeno un metro”. Permane anche l’obbligo di uso della mascherina, sia per il personale che per i passeggeri.

      Trasporto merci

      In caso di non possesso della mascherina, gli autisti saranno obbligati a restare a bordo del proprio mezzo di trasporto. In ogni caso, le attività di carico e scarico delle merci dovranno avvenire secondo modalità che non prevedono contatti diretti tra operatori ed autisti.

      https://www.ilgiornale.it/news/politica/stretta-speranza-sui-trasporti-ecco-nuove-regole-1989313.html

    • BLOOMBERG

      twitter @business

      It may turn out that the term “booster” is a bit of a misnomer, and that the correct number of shots for maximum efficacy isn’t yet known

      https://twitter.com/business/status/1460183564029464580

      How Long Will Boosters Last?

      Boosters are a hot topic now, and our inbox is full of questions about them, especially this one: How long will they last?

      “Some of us need boosters for two reasons. The first is that the protection against mild and moderate illness provided by the initial vaccination appears to wane over time, especially among older individuals,” says Jessica Justman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University.

      “The second reason is that the delta variant is more infectious. This means everyone, even vaccinated people, is more likely to get exposed to an infectious dose of the virus and have it challenge their immune system. The booster helps your immune system mount an effective response.”

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2021-11-14/how-long-will-boosters-last

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      bloomberg – Pfizer Aims to Protect $36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe

      Pfizer Inc., along with its German partner BioNTech, delivered a Covid-19 vaccine that is expected to generate $36 billion of profit this year.

      Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker reports on the company’s battle to control and protect the vaccine recipe amid calls to ramp up distribution in the world’s poorest nations.

    • twitter @tlowdon

      11.11.21: UK CoV2 infection rates among the fully vaxxed remain higher than their unvaxxed counterparts in most age cohorts.

      Both vaxxed & unvaxxed of all ages get infected & spread – and in most age groups, the vaxxed moreso – rendering vaccine passports & mandates pointless.

      https://twitter.com/tlowdon/status/1458874037367566340

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      Some Sobering Lessons from the UK Vax Data

      on this page :

      https://rationalground.com/some-sobering-lessons-from-the-uk-vax-data/

  2. daily sabah – France ready to protect Ukraine against Russian aggression: Macron

    France is ready to defend Ukraine’s territorial integrity, President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

    The warning comes after NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg cautioned Moscow against any aggression after “large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces” were spotted at Ukraine’s border in recent weeks.

    In 2014, Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and claimed the waters around it now belonged to Moscow, despite most countries continuing to recognize the peninsula as Ukrainian.

    Russian-backed separatists took control of Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region the same year and soldiers on both sides continue to engage in battle, resulting in casualties.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said last week that there were nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers near Ukraine’s border.

    Meanwhile, Macron and Putin also agreed that tensions on the Poland-Belarus border where migrants have been massing had to be de-escalated, the French president’s office said.

    Tensions have soared since last week as coordinated efforts by migrants to cross from Belarus into EU member Poland were thwarted by Polish border guards.

    https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/france-ready-to-protect-ukraine-against-russian-aggression-macron

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    bloomberg – U.S., Allies Weigh Reprisals If Russia Moves Against Ukraine

    The U.S. and its European allies are discussing potential responses if Russian President Vladimir Putin takes military action against Ukraine, including fresh sanctions on Moscow and further security assistance for Kiev.

    Senior U.S. officials have raised the idea of a package of measures in discussions with European counterparts over the past week, telling them the Biden administration is already working up a menu of options to counter possible moves by Russia, according to people familiar with the discussions.

    The planning is at an early stage even within the U.S., and would require more discussions before seeking the support of other countries. But it comes after U.S. officials raised the alarm that Russia may be weighing a potential invasion of Ukraine as tensions flare between Moscow and the European Union over everything from migrants to energy supplies. The Kremlin denies any such intention.

    The effort is also aimed at steering Putin away from further aggression on Ukraine by making clear there would be a strong and coordinated response, two of the people said. They declined to specify what might be included, but with heavy sanctions already on many parts of the Russian economy including its defense and finance sectors, one area left to attack might be energy. A White House spokesperson declined to comment.

    100,000 Troops

    Putin has parked large numbers of troops near the Ukraine border previously, including earlier this year when he sent more than 100,000 troops, as well as tanks, warplanes and warships, to Crimea and other areas. He resisted for weeks as Kiev and western nations called on him to de-escalate, before pulling troops back in late April.

    The latest frictions come against a broader backdrop. Not only are troops massing again (Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said last week that Moscow was “concentrating nearly 100,000 soldiers” near the border), but record-high gas prices leave Europe vulnerable to Russian largess on supplies. EU members including Poland have also accused Russia of encouraging a refugee crisis as its ally Belarus funnels migrants toward the bloc.

    French President Emmanuel Macron told Putin he defends Ukraine’s sovereignty in a phone call Monday that also addressed the migrant crisis. But Putin blasted the government in Kyiv in the call for its recent use of a drone against Russian-backed separatists and denounced recent U.S. and allied naval exercises in the Black Sea as “provocative,” the Kremlin said.

    Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Russian leader twice in as many days to discuss the tensions. U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen discussed the Ukraine buildup when they met in Washington last week.

    “We see an unusual concentration of troops and we know Russia has been willing to use these types of military capabilities before to conduct aggressive actions against Ukraine,” North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters Monday. “This military build-up also reduces any warning time between a decision in Russia before they’re able to conduct a military aggressive action.”

    ‘Unfounded,’ Says Kremlin
    The Kremlin Friday dismissed talk of a potential invasion as “unfounded,” saying troop movements on its own territory were a domestic matter. People close to the Kremlin have said Putin aims to send a clear message to the West that Moscow won’t tolerate any further expansion of NATO military ties with Ukraine, but isn’t seeking a wider war.

    The spring crisis on the border eased after Biden called Putin and offered a summit, which took place in June. But Ukrainian officials say the Kremlin didn’t pull back all of the forces it massed at that time.

    “After the last military exercises in the border the Russian troops withdrew,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters after a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels Monday. But the Russian forces didn’t remove their equipment, he said, “so they can deploy quickly because the heavy material is already in place.”

    A similar package of possible countermeasures to the one now under discussion was developed by the U.S. in the spring but not implemented, according to two of the people. The EU assigned its foreign affairs service to craft options earlier this year to respond to any further Russian moves but those efforts stalled, one person added.

    This time, the U.S. is preparing to share with allies more of the information that’s triggered its worries, to build support for a joint response, according to two of the people.

    ‘Serious Consequences’
    After a meeting with their Ukrainian counterpart in Brussels Monday, the foreign ministers of France and Germany warned in a joint statement that “any new attempt to undermine Ukraine’s territorial integrity would have serious consequences.”

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said, “We agreed that certain communication will be conducted with Russia to demotivate it from any aggressive moves.”

    The U.S. dispatched Central Intelligence Agency Director Bill Burns to visit Moscow in early November to convey its concerns about the buildup. He spoke by phone with Putin but there was no apparent sign of change in direction from the Kremlin.

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine first blew up in 2014, when Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula and backed a separatist rebellion in the east of the country. That triggered sweeping U.S. and European sanctions, but the conflict has continued, killing more than 13,000 people in east Ukraine.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-15/u-s-allies-mull-reprisals-if-russia-moves-against-ukraine

  3. Can you publish new Reader’s links at the top of the page (like new items in the main page)? This way you don’t have to scroll down pages after pages of embedded links that kills the battery life on my phone 🙂

  4. Gerald Steinberg:
    European Funding for Palestinian NGOs as Political Subcontracting
    {Snips}
    The European Union and the individual states of Western Europe have been and continue to be major funders of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). European governments together provide approximately €35 million to these NGOs.
    ….
    References to “independent” Palestinian civil society and the justifications for the extraordinary relationships with these organizations are highly problematic. The areas under Palestinian control lack the basic criteria necessary for civil society to function—specifically, free speech, unimpaired criticism, transparency, and accountability.
    ….
    Evidence gradually surfaced indicating that many of the Palestinian NGO partners and grantees with the largest and most frequent European grants are linked to and headed by officials from PFLP, a terror organization prohibited from operating or raising funds in the EU, the US, Israel, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.
    ….
    • NGO Subcontracting and Secrecy
    • Counterproductive Political Impacts of European NGO Subcontracting

    NGO Funding and the Absence of Due Diligence

    Many of the details related to European links to funding for Palestinian NGOs were hidden in extraordinary secrecy. For many years, no reports or evaluations were made public, and there were no government presentations, debates in parliament, or oversight.
    …..
    Although the label “civil society” is used repeatedly by European officials to describe and justify these policies, the term is ambiguous and problematic in the Palestinian framework.

    Just ask Mr. Orban - in the heart of Europe - about these nests of vipers.
    ….
    Instead of advancing the formal objectives of promoting peace, economic development, Palestinian democracy, and rapprochement, these policies sustained the conflict through campaigns alleging Israeli violations of “international law” and “apartheid,” as well as active participation in lawfare and boycott campaigns.
    ….
    After twenty years … with little to show for hundreds of millions of euros in budgetary allocations, and in the light of recent revelations of terror links for a number of Palestinian NGO subcontractors, it might become more difficult to justify these relationships.

    https://strategicassessment.inss.org.il/en/articles/european-funding-for-palestinian-ngos-as-political-subcontracting/
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    Genesis 12:2-3

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