15 Oct 2023
Demonstration starting from Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.
It appears there are new alliances forming in the wake of the Hamas
assault on Israel. Russia, which has been receiving drones from Iran and
other military supplies from North Korea, has
enthusiastically praised Hamas. Russia also appears perfectly happy
to look the other way as citizens of the Northern Caucasus (Between the
Black and Caspian Seas) engage in pogroms against Jewish people. "
Weitmann, powerful member of Netanyahu’s Likud party in Israel," made
it clear that after Israel had been holding Ukraine at arms length and
once Israel has dealt with Hamas, they will give Ukraine their full
Palestinians in Gaza who die or are wounded now are "collateral
damage," who suffer as a result of what Israel does while intending to
hurt members of Hamas, as opposed to what Hamas did on October 7th,
which was to commit murder, atrocities against the civilian people of Israel.
Problem is, cutting off Gaza's internet means First Responders were
unable to locate casualties and well, when you strike at "600
targets" in Gaza, where population density is about 15k people per
square mile, it's pretty hard to avoid massive collateral damage.
Many people feel that World War III began
in 2014 with the invasion and occupaation of Crimea and Russian
suppor of the separatist movement in the Donbas of Ukraine. Russia
continued the war by
supporting Donald Trump for President in 2016. Billionaire
financier George Soros
that Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine in 2022 marked a point
"Repressive regimes are now in the ascendant and open societies are
under siege," Soros said. "Today China and Russia present the greatest
threat to open society."
Is the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, a wannabe fascist
even if the NY Times is too cowardly to come right out and say so.
He feels the
Federalist Society is too liberal and provides insufficiently
How are things going in Ukraine? Ukrainians recogniz that the world's
attention has shifted to Israel and that the front has changed by only
a few hundred square miles, leaving
17% of Ukraine still in Russian hands. Why are Russians able to
hold out? They're willling to take enormous losses for little
territorial gain and they still have plenty to warm bodies they can
throw at Ukrainian lines in "meat waves."
Crowd chants and singing
The House of Representatives finally
picked a new Speaker. The
first bill under te new Speaker concerns a small portion of the
$106 billlion that President Biden has requested. They want to just pay
for Israel and leave the rest for later, including of course, Ukraine.
Another problem is that they want to pay for the transfer to Israel by
taking money out of tax enforcement, a move that the CBO says would
cost the US far more than it would save.
A problem with the Speaker is also his finances. When enemy agents look
for opportunities for applying kompromat,
they look to the finances of the people who might be useful to them. Speaker
Mike Johnson's financial disclosures show that his financial status is "extraordinarily precarious."
It's likely he lives "hand to mouth," in other words, from paycheck to paycheck, and has no savings to speak of.