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The profound hypocrisy in the way the U.S. dumps its treasury into the military while willfully neglecting the needs of its own citizens and screaming humanitarian talking points from the rooftops is truly breathtaking on a scale that is almost impossible to bear. "We return you now to your regularly scheduled programming."

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Empires always claim to be acting out of the most noble of motives.

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Most articulate description of the fake populism of the MAGA I’ve read and it’s agenda.

Good insights in this article so plain and simple anyone can understand the meaning.

Ridiculous pretends to be Right!

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Feb 19·edited Feb 19

As Ukraine winds down - with its inevitable defeat coming, even though the fools will allow another 100k die before they finally start negotiating peace, it's probably a good idea to start pushing against the China propaganda as early as Caitlin is doing here. Because the warmongers and the war profiteers, and the poisonous US deep state, have clearly made China their next profit making, mass human murdering target. The more Americans who can be made aware of how shallow the propaganda is and will be, the more chances we might avoid the catastrophe of another world war.

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It the meantime, let's hope this Rage Against War rally in DC today has a huge turnout, though I doubt if Big Media will give it much coverage. There is a great line-up of speakers. It's sad to hear of all the infighting between different anti-war groups over issues of little relevance compared to the threat of nuclear war. Jimmy Dore has it right when he says that all sides opposed to US Ukraine policy should come together as a united front. Our other differences can be sorted out later.

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Swamp monsters are adepts at doublespeak. Here though it can be said that the Hawley entity knows full well that Ukraine has come to the end of its useful life & that the time has come for the swamp population to begin worrying China using the equally disposable Taiwan as an excuse. What should we do with these dangerous criminally insane people in our midst? It's certainly not to vote them into power, that much is certainly for sure.

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Its easy to rule the world when youre sitting pretty two oceans away. The last time the US suffered from war in its own borders was the Civil War, the rest of the world hasn't had the luxury.

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Another of those inverted reality mischief-stirring analysis passing off as a serious objective intellectual discourse to set the compass bearings for war with any nation which is a threat to US hegemony and world authoritarianism.

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Amen! Well said.

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War with China is the most deeply insane thing imaginable. People today are oblivious to history. Back during WW2 the Imperial Japanese had a one million man army in China. And this was when China was poorly organized and equipped. And the Japanese million man army got beaten. Halved in size, basically wiped out. Today China has modern equipment. It would be inconceivable that the US military would be able to do anything in China without insane losses, including naval losses. And this all ignores a possible nuclear holocaust exchange which we could not defend. If asked to attack China, it would be our military's duty to refuse and instead take down our own government.

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White nationalist colonialist powers practicing white nationalism and colonialism. What a shock…

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As an open minded constitutionalist and adherent to the founding fathers description of a republic of which America list over a hundred years ago and now find ourselves in the very democracy the founding fathers warned us about, I enjoy the ideas and opinions of others who see America from a different lens, but make no mistake, RINO republicans are no friend to MAGA conservative voters who hate war and establishment politics, there are millions that simply don’t understand the concept of the Uniparty that runs DC, the illusion of choice regarding the two party system in current day America is just that, an illusion, Washington DC is the enemy of America not the American people, we want peace with Russia, we want out of that shithole Ukraine and we want all guilty politicians in DC arrested for crimes against humanity regarding their part in the orchestrated bio weapon virus creation and bio weapon vaccines. Australia should feel the same way about their government because at the end of the day, the G-7 is the new axis of evil and part of the NWO agenda!

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Glad I finally had a good intro to Josh Hawley. What a slick nut case. He thinks that by speaking up against the Russia-haters in Ukraine he will make points. What he says is correct on Ukraine but not if it is an argument to go after China. He claims to "speak the truth". But the truth is that China does not want to seize Taiwan. China wants things to remain as they are now. What China cannot accept is an independent Taiwan, because this would make Taiwan, and therefore China, vulnerable to invasion by foreign armies, as happened in 1895, when Japan invaded Formosa and used this unsinkable aircraft carrier to attack China. The Chinese formulation of One China has served the cause of peace well and has given great autonomy to Taiwan. But the US is not satisfied now because it has meant that all its efforts on behalf of the KMT over years have not had the results it wanted, apparently.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

My old homeland is just across from Taiwan, with US military forces now *inside* Philippine military bases, being used rent-free, cost-free to the imperial interlopers. "Disaster relief" is laughably given by the US as the reason for them. Those US facilities are off-limits to non-US locals for any inspection. Surely contain nuclear arsenal, too. How much more of a vassal state can you get? Lackey president allowing it all, handing over the land and people to the US military/CIA/State Dept to do as they see fit.

A few locals have outgrown the century of relentless pro-US propaganda there and are now calling for a halt to the US buildup. The archipelago will be utterly destroyed by China if a hot war explodes with the US, who keeps provoking it. Meanwhile, mainland USA remains distant from all that mess. Nice.

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Thank you and -- more on the subject:

Jeffrey Sachs: Who really blew up the Nord Stream 2 pipeline? – OUTSTANDING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fv_nKyF_5g

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Q. Putin is giving a major speech on Feb. 21 or so. Where do I go to read it?

As you probably know, it's extremely difficult to find full texts of Putin's addresses. I read the ones from Feb. 2022 (on the day of the invasion) and Sept. 30, 2022 (when Russia annexed the Donbass & three other regions), and I found the speeches very interesting and revealing.

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