Monday 11th of December 2023


fresh commitment to peace every day....

Prime Minister Albanese has an obligation to engage President Biden in a conversation on Gaza. Australia cannot and must not stay in lock step with Israel. If US support for Israel is written in concrete, no matter how Israel behaves, or what inhumanity it inflicts on an imprisoned people, it is Australia’s duty to deliver a message of dire warning to the US on what this will lead to. 


By George Browning


russia wins gold again despite french intelligence....

PARIS: French intelligence is ‘‘taking seriously’’ the idea that Russia has fanned panic over its bedbug outbreak.

Reported outbreaks of bedbugs infesting homes and migrating to metros and cinemas have produced plenty of headlines in France.

Algeria said in early October it would introduce preventive measures to ward off the spread of bedbugs to the country from France on planes and ships.


Russia blamed for fanning bedbug panic

Henry Samuel


A test tube full of bedbugs was even brought into the French parliament by an MP raising concern about the ‘‘wave of panic that has seized the country’’.

the bad men in poor meloni's life — a private matter for a public figure.....

The family background of Giorgia Meloni, ....,  Italy's first female prime minister, is one of abandonment by her father, Francesco. When she was eleven, he left the family home and moved to the Canaries.

In September 1995, he was arrested by the Customs Surveillance Service in Mahon, Minorca. He was one of four people on a boat, Cool Star, on which were 1,500 kilos of hashish.

He was tried at the Provincial Court in Palma and sentenced to nine years.

stop adding oil to the fire, joe....

It is long overdue for the United States of America to assume its responsibility, hold Israel accountable and force it to respect international laws and resolutions and recognize the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.

An open letter to Anthony Albanese

By Ali Kazak

Dear Anthony,

On the eve of your meeting with US President Joe Biden, the Australian people you represent and people around the world are looking to you to speak truth to power and to be the Australian voice of fair dinkum, the voice of peace to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people based on international law and United Nations resolutions, to achieve a just peace and stability in the Middle East.

we are indeed in need of a new world order......

The Penny Drops - The World Is Multi-Polar

In 2007, during his famous speech in Munich, the Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed to the inevitable rise of a multipolar world.

He started out by defining the opposite state:

However, what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making.

It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.

fighting crime with worse crimes — the american empire's doctrine....

This is a moment of global danger and deep horror. Horror is, or ought to be, the ordinary human response to Israel’s attempt to use the October 7 Hamas assault – attacking military targets, which constitutes legitimate resistance to occupation under international law, but also civilians, which is an odious crime – as a pretext for ethnic cleansing by inflicting genocidal atrocities on the Palestinians in Gaza and beyond.


By Tarik Cyril Amar


a bit of WW2: USA defend china against Japan.....

Having responded to disparate Chinese requests for specific arms, General Marshall moved quickly to ensure tighter coordination between Chinese requirements and U.S. production plans. He established the American Military Mission to China (AMMISCA) on 3 July 1941 under Brig. Gen. John Magruder, an officer with previous China experience.

Rather than simply serve as a conduit for Nationalist requests for supplies, Marshall directed Magruder to advise the Chinese on their military needs and ensure a closer match between those needs and the capabilities of U.S. defense production.

america to take another deficit dump....

The White House has asked Congress for $106 billion in funding to allow Washington to continue supporting its allies in three separate global flashpoints: Ukraine, Israel and Asia. Sputnik reached out to retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and international geopolitics and military affairs consultant Earl Rasmussen for his take on the situation.

Congress will almost certainly pass President Biden’s massive $106 billion supplemental funding request bundling new assistance for Tel Aviv together with other security spending, because “no one is going to vote against aid to Israel,” Rasmussen told Sputnik.

the new new new world old order?&^%$#@.....

The current US-led world order has “sort of run out of steam,” but Washington will shape the system that replaces it, US President Joe Biden told supporters on Saturday. Leaders in Moscow and Beijing, however, have argued otherwise.

Speaking at a campaign reception in Washington, Biden bragged about how he convinced Japan and South Korea to send financial aid to Ukraine, and how he signed a rail and ports deal with the EU, India, and Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit in New Delhi last month.

“So, I think we have an opportunity to do things, if we’re bold enough and have enough confidence in ourselves, to unite the world in ways that it never has been,” Biden declared.

diplomacy of new extremes....

Rishi Sunak has given Britain’s full approval to the flattening of Gaza.

Late on Oct. 7, the prime minister tweeted “we stand unequivocally with Israel.” Sunak had expressed “full solidarity” to Benjamin Netanyahu, the tweet added.

As Netanyahu had promised “mighty vengeance” following the Hamas-led offensive that morning, there was no room for doubt about the signal which Sunak was sending.


the china/Japan conundrum where american alliances have nastily shifted....

But Blinken wasn’t the only senior U.S. national security official in Asia recently. While the Beijing talks grabbed all the headlines, national security adviser Jake Sullivan was in Tokyo, participating in high-level diplomatic meetings with America’s top regional partners. Sullivan’s counterparts from Japan, the Philippines and South Korea all met with U.S. officials and (in various groupings) with each other. These meetings — in the long run — will prove more consequential for dealing with China’s rise than Blinken’s Beijing visit.

EU citizens have become poorer, while Russia has not fallen on its knees...

The ambassadors to Hungary of NATO countries have held an unscheduled meeting amid concerns about a recent encounter between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Beijing, the US state-run media outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Thursday.

Putin and Orban met on October 17 in the Chinese capital, during the country's Belt and Road Forum. It was the first meeting between the Russian president and the Hungarian prime minister since the conflict in Ukraine erupted.

american decadence from the presidents down.....

As the US rushes to support Israel in its war with Hamas regardless of the civilian costs, much of the Global South is breaking with Washington, which it sees as a “huge hypocrite,” a human rights lawyer told Sputnik. The geopolitical shift is undermining US efforts to gather support for Ukraine.

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