Putin-Hired Mercenaries in Kyiv to Kill Zelenskyy: Report

Vladimir Putin sitting and gesturing with right hand


SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/vladimir-putin-mercenaries-volodymyr-zelenskyy-kyiv/2022/02/28/id/1058860;

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More than 400 Russian-paid mercenaries have infiltrated Kyiv focused on killing Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, The Times of London reported.

A private militia named the Wagner Group — run by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest allies — flew in mercenaries from Africa five weeks ago on a mission to assassinate Zelenskyy and other government officials.

The mercenaries, who would receive handsome financial bonuses, also were to prepare the ground for the Russians to take control.

Kyiv declared a 36-hour "hard" curfew — from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. — to sweep the city for Russian saboteurs after the mercenaries' mission reached the Ukrainian government on Saturday, the Times reported.

Civilians were warned not to go outside because they would be seen as Russian agents and risked being "liquidated."

"All civilians who will be on the street during the curfew will be considered members of the enemy's sabotage and reconnaissance groups," Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko tweeted on Saturday. "Please treat the situation with understanding and do not go outside."

In December, the European Union moved to sanction the Wagner Group and its associates for serious human rights abuses, including torture and arbitrary executions.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the time tweeted: "The United States welcomes @EUCouncil actions today to sanction Wagner Group and its associates. We applaud the European Union for its commitment to promoting respect for human rights around the world, as well as upholding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine."

Former U.S. intelligence officials told Fox News that the mercenaries likely had been in Kyiv for a while and provided Putin with pre-invasion intelligence.

One official told Fox News that deploying mercenaries to assassinate Zelenskyy gives Putin an opportunity to claim he was not involved with their actions.

Another U.S. official told Fox News that having the Wagner Group carry out killings, perhaps by using a nerve agent or something non-traceable, could be Moscow's tactic because "something not attributable is an option Putin would want to have."

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Ukraine demanded an immediate Russian ceasefire and troop withdrawal on Monday as its delegation arrived in Belarus for talks with Russian negotiators. Ukraine's delegation is set to meet Russian representatives for the first talks since Moscow's invasion, as the fighting for several Ukrainian cities continues and the Russian rouble collapses. "The Ukrainian delegation arrived at the Ukrainian-Belarusian border to take part in talks with representatives of the Russian Federation," the Ukrainian presidency said in a statement. "The key issue of the talks is an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a separate statement urged Russian troops to abandon their equipment and leave the battlefield in order to save their lives, claiming that more than 4,500 Russian soldiers had already lost their lives. He also urged the European Union to give Ukraine "immediate" membership, via a special procedure. Russian state media posted videos of Ukrainian delegates arriving to the talks by helicopter. Russian forces have taken over the towns of Berdyansk and Enerhodar in Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhya region as well as the area around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, Interfax quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying on Monday. The plant's operations continued normally, it said. Meanwhile, Britain's defense ministry said that Russia's advance on Kyiv has been slowed by logistical failures and fierce Ukrainian resistance. "The bulk of [President Vladimir] Putin's ground forces remain more than 30km [18.6 miles] to the north of Kyiv their advance having been slowed by Ukrainian forces defending Hostomel airfield, a key Russian objective for day one of the conflict," the ministry said. "Logistical failures and staunch Ukrainian resistance continue to frustrate the Russian advance." The Ukrainian military also accused Russia of launching a missile strike on residential buildings in the cities of Zhytomyr and Chernigiv, cities in the country's northwest and north. "At the same time, all attempts by the Russian invaders to achieve the goal of the military operation failed," the military said. "The enemy is demoralized and bears heavy losses," it claimed.

Biden bragged about handing Putin a list of the 16 most vulnerable infrastructure targets in the US; now Americans are vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks

Image: URGENT Health Ranger mega thread on Russia, nuclear war, cyber attacks and impending financial collapse


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1/23 We are all in urgent danger due to the planned escalation of the conflict involving Russia. As I’ve warned dozens of times in my Situation Update podcasts on Brighteon.com, the persistent plan from Biden / Obama has been to maneuver Russia into a position where Putin would decide to nuke the United States, or where a false flag nuke could be blamed on Russia. This would bring about Obama’s long-desired destruction of America, and any survivors would be subjected to a dictatorial war-time authoritarian regime which would nullify the Bill of Rights (and 2A) under “emergency” powers.

2/23 Covered in this mega-thread: 1) Rapid escalation pathway from financial war to cyber war to NUCLEAR war. 2) Possibility of Obama / Biden running FALSE FLAGS against the USA to blame Russia while achieving decimation of America. 3) Financial implications, bank runs and financial collapse. 4) Global food supply implications getting serious, with expected starvation, famine, FOOD RIOTS on a global scale as scarcity worsens.

3/23 The financial punishment of Russia (see below) is ESCALATING the entire conflict to a point where Russia has now reportedly put its nuclear deterrence forces on alert. This is understood to be a kind of “DEFCON” readiness designation, similar to what the USA might do in preparation for actual nuclear war. In addition, Russia is actively engaged in cyber warfare attacks against Ukraine’s government and financial institutions. Russia’s mobile nuclear weapons (Topol-M ICBMs) have been seen mobilizing in western Russia.

4/23 America’s financial infrastructure is extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The power grid is even more vulnerable. It now seems obvious that one or both of these scenarios will occur: 1) Putin retaliates against America’s power grid and financial institutions with cyber attacks, or 2) Joe Biden’s deep state operatives attack America’s infrastructure and BLAME Putin while America is plunged into darkness. This has long been the goal of the Obama admin, to bring America to its knees and to engage Russia in global conflict.

5/23 It is crucial to note that the USA has long adopted a posture of saying that under a cyber attack, the USA reserves the right to respond with KINETIC retaliation such as missiles, bombs, etc. The WashPost (CIA mouthpiece) also reported on July 9th 2021 that the US has now adopted a posture of saying it will respond to CYBER attacks with NUCLEAR weapons. What that describes is a path of extreme escalation to global nuclear war: Russia attacks Ukraine -> America hits Russia with banking sanctions -> Russia unleashes cyber attacks in retaliation -> America launches nuclear weapons -> Russia responds by nuking American cities.

6/23 Thus, WE MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF GLOBAL NUCLEAR WAR RIGHT NOW. Making matters worse, Putin has been backed into a corner by NATO expansionism via Ukraine, and now the SWIFT cutoff sanctions against Russian banks which is strongly affecting Russia’s currency stability and export capabilities. Russia is already posturing for a “total war” scenario against western forces, including the USA. Russia’s nuclear weapons, nuclear submarines, and hypersonic missiles carry devastating nuclear payloads, some as large as 200 megatons, which is many THOUSANDS of times larger than Hiroshima (just 15 kilotons).

7/23 We have also known for years that the Clinton regime had planned to nuke a US city and blame Russia, carrying out a false flag to thrust America into a war with Russia once Hillary stole the White House in the planned 2016 election theft. That theft was thwarted and Trump took office, delaying the globalist war on Russia for four years (notice Putin didn’t move on Ukraine when Trump was in the Oval Office?). Now, we are in a situation where our own corrupt, criminal government may be just as dangerous as Putin, since EITHER PARTY could nuke a city in the US for different reasons.

8/23 What the COVID plandemic and the trucker convoy proved to the entire world is that the single most dangerous entity in the world is YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT, as it is governments which carried out global depopulation agendas to exterminate humanity via biological weapons falsely labeled “vaccines.” Putin’s attacks against Ukraine are dwarfed by the globalist Vaccine Holocaust attacks on humanity.

9/23 I am now issuing an urgent red alert to everyone to prepare for the very real possibility of a nuclear detonation in the United States, followed by a cyberwarfare assault on banks, the power grid, and the telecom infrastructure. Plan for and expect a takedown of the entire power grid, most financial institutions, and communications. Plan for crypto not functioning and for all commercial transactions to be halted. This means NO FOOD, no fuel, no paychecks, no ATMs working, nothing. A total collapse scenario, possibly including a currency collapse.

10/23 BANKERS’ WARS: The cutting off of Russia from the SWIFT financial system — announced yesterday by western nations — is the economic equivalent of the WWII oil embargo against Japan. That forced Japan to strike out as a last-ditch survival mechanism, leading to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which was ALLOWED by US leadership in order to whip up public support for America’s war in the Pacific. 9/11 was also allowed to take place in order to launch the surveillance state and expand Patriot Act powers to spy on the American people (and Trump, later on).

11/23 Also understand that Biden has NOT placed any sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, but Biden has halted US pipelines and effectively placed all sorts of sanctions against the US energy sector. In other words, Biden has unleashed economic sanctions against America, but not against Russia’s energy sector. This tells you the truth about who Biden (Obama) is actually targeting: It’s America, not Russia. And as oil prices climb globally, RUSSIA BENEFITS from all the extra revenue. Biden’s policies are actually FINANCING Russia’s war!

12/23 Remember that whatever the SWIFT bankers do to Russia and Putin, they can also do to YOU! The SWIFT cutting off of Russian banks is the same kind of de-banking or de-platforming that globalist-run corporations like PayPal, YouTube, Google, Facebook, etc., have been carrying out against truth-tellers around the world. Now, globalists have weaponized the SWIFT system, meaning all nations watching this are suddenly figuring out that if they don’t bow down to the globalists, they might be cut off, too.

13/23 Through the banker actions in Canada and now the SWIFT sanctions against Russia, the globalists have SHREDDED public faith in traditional banking institutions. Not just Russia’s banks, but banking everywhere. We expect aggressive bank run activity in Russia beginning tomorrow and expect it to ripple out to other nations and banking institutions around the world over time. What’s clear to everyone paying attention is that if you use banks or currencies run by governments that don’t like you, they will STEAL all your assets and BAN you from using their systems.

14/23 This is the “perfect storm” case for widespread crypto use. It means that nations, banks, and corporations around the world, after observing the SWIFT de-banking of Russia as well as the Canadian government’s total looting of the bank accounts of freedom convoy protesters, are going to be rapidly looking for ALTERNATIVE financial transaction systems that avoid the centralized, weaponized SWIFT systems run by globalists. Ripple / XRP is already a strong candidate for rapid bank transfers, and the China-run CIPS system is going to attract a lot of nations who will abandon western-run SWIFT. This will shift power to China and away from America.

15/ 23 We anticipate sharp increases in gold, silver, oil, and certain mineral commodities tied to Ukraine: Copper, aluminum, cobalt, manganese, and even lithium. Copper and aluminum are used to make electrical wiring, which of course is used in homes, buildings, vehicles, computers, etc. Expect insane price increases in all goods made from these elements, probably dwarfing the price spikes witnessed during covid. The supply chain shortages will get WORSE and will persist for YEARS.

16/ 23 On the agricultural side, it looks like Ukraine’s traditional spring planting of crops is a bust. And Russia’s crops will face export restrictions. Odessa and the other ports along Ukraine’s southern border are non-functional for commercial activity. This means a HUGE lack of wheat, corn, and soy for Middle Eastern countries as well as Southeast Asian nations that traditionally purchase from Ukraine. Effectively, this will put massive pressure on food prices across the globe, contributing heavily to rising food inflation in 2022 – 2023.

17/23 Economically, this all means we can expect HUGE price increases in food, materials, and energy (we must consider the Nordstream 2 pipeline being shuttered by Germany) with expected spikes in gold and silver that will likely be targeted by paper contract selling by the corrupt banks in order to artificially suppress “spot” gold and silver. But the organic, natural upward pressure of prices on both metals will be intense. Effectively, globalists have set off a global war against not just Russia, but against HUMANITY, and billions of innocent people will suffer the consequences.

18/23 Hydrocarbons are used to create fertilizers via the Haber chemical process which converts hydrocarbons into ammonia (NH3) by grabbing nitrogen from the air (atmosphere is about 79% nitrogen). This puts nitrogen into a form that plants can use as food. Right now, about 5 billion people around the globe depend on this Haber equation to feed themselves. With Russia’s pipelines shut down, and Biden attacking America’s energy sector, and bans on fertilizer exports, we can expect a GLOBAL FERTILIZER SHORTAGE that will lead to widespread food inflation and famine.

19/23 FARMING is about to get extremely difficult (supply chain disruptions for spare parts) and expensive (fuel prices), with vastly increased global demand on prices for crops. Fertilizer production will remain alarmingly low in Europe and North America. The only policy that would reverse this and lower food prices would be for Biden to open up oil drilling, pipelines, and energy exploration. This would also hurt Russia due to falling energy prices, but Biden would rather PUNISH America than punish Biden, so the restrictions will stay in place.

20/23 Remember, HIGH energy prices hurt the American people but help Putin. LOW energy prices help the American people (and result in affordable food) but hurt Putin due to Russia’s reliance on energy exports. Thus, Biden’s anti-energy policies are specifically targeting the American people with what are essentially energy sanctions, while there are NO sanctions placed in Russia’s energy exports as they head for record prices. Stated again, Biden is clobbering America and aiding Russia. Americans will starve while Putin rakes in the energy cash. (All by design.)

21/23 We predict food riots in US cities at some point as food inflation makes even basic sustenance unaffordable to low-wage workers. The working poor are headed toward a massive uprising as both fuel and food become nearly impossible to afford, even at $12 – $15 hourly wages. At some point soon, just driving to work makes no economic sense because the gas is nearly as expensive as what people earn at work. For many, it will make more sense to stay home, collect unemployment money and live on cheap beans and rice. The incentive to work is being decimated.

22/23 In all, these factors combine (food, war, fuel, inflation, currency, etc.) to create a total collapse of the world we once knew. Forget about affordable food or just-in-time delivery of anything. The world is about to become extremely inconvenient, expensive, and broken. The supply chain disruptions will get FAR worse from here forward, and crime is going to absolutely skyrocket out of sheer desperation. Expect to see flash mobs looting grocery stores in broad daylight. Carjackings will skyrocket. Home invasions will become commonplace, even outside the cities as looting gangs hit suburbs.

23/23 Whatever preparedness actions you have taken so far, DOUBLE THEM. Get ready for the possibility of needing to survive many months without food, electricity, banking, fuel, emergency medicine, or the rule of law. What we all experienced in 2020 – 2021 was just the warm-up round compared to what’s coming, thanks to Biden’s declaration of war against the American people. Trump’s leadership sure is looking good right about now, as everybody is realizing. God help us all.

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Obama: We Will Have to Pay for Biden’s Russia Sanctions

Obama: We'll Suffer ‘Economic Consequences’ From Biden's Russia Sanctions, but It's the Price of Freedom


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/robert-spencer/2022/02/26/obama-well-suffer-economic-consequences-from-bidens-russia-sanctions-but-its-the-price-of-freedom-n1562120;

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Everybody else — even many who were happy that he became president — has soured on Old Joe Biden’s disastrous presidency, but not the man who warned us not to “underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up.”

Barack Obama on Thursday called on all Americans to get behind the sanctions on Russia that Biden has already admitted don’t stop Vladimir Putin from doing anything. Even worse, Obama said that Joe’s sanctions would cost us, like everything else connected to the Biden administration, but that it would all be worth it for the cause of freedom. As Obama was speaking as one of the foremost figures of the increasingly authoritarian Left, his words were hardly inspirational to anyone who has been paying attention.

Obama declared that “people of conscience around the world need to loudly and clearly condemn Russia’s actions and offer support for the Ukrainian people.” This involves getting behind Biden’s toothless sanctions: “And every American, regardless of party, should support President Biden’s efforts, in coordination with our closest allies, to impose hard-hitting sanctions on Russia — sanctions that impose a real price on Russia’s autocratic elites.”

Yet Biden himself emphasized, also on Thursday, that the sanctions would not actually “impose a real price” on Putin or anyone, in that they would not stop Russia from invading Ukraine. “No one expected the sanctions to prevent anything from happening,” Biden said, contradicting numerous statements from top officials in his own administration, including Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden continued, “This could take time and we have to show resolve so he knows what’s coming and so the people of Russia know what he’s brought on them, this is what this is all about. This is going to take time, it’s not going to occur … he’s gonna say ‘Oh my God, these sanctions are coming, I’m gonna stand down.’”

What Joe in his dementia haze was trying to say was that the sanctions wouldn’t make Putin stand down, which really means that they’re just a way of saving face and are otherwise worthless. But that doesn’t mean that the American taxpayer isn’t going to have to pay for them. Obama warned, “There may be some economic consequences to such sanctions, given Russia’s significant role in global energy markets. But that’s a price we should be willing to pay to take a stand on the side of freedom.”

We should be willing to endure the still-higher prices that will result from Biden’s sanctions in order to preserve “democracy,” by which Leftists generally mean “Leftist hegemony.” “For some time now,” Obama said, “we have seen the forces of division and authoritarianism make headway around the world, mounting an assault on the ideals of democracy, rule of law, equality, individual liberty, freedom of expression and worship, and self-determination. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows where these dangerous trends can lead — and why they cannot be left unchallenged.”

Related: How Not to Sanction Russia

“An assault on the ideals of democracy.” Where have we heard that kind of rhetoric before? That’s right: it’s what the Left has been telling us for over a year now about the January 6 non-insurrection. Democrat leaders have been doing everything they could to portray the supporters of President Trump who gathered at the Capitol that day — not just those who entered the building — as violent insurrectionists bent on destroying “our democracy” and installing Trump as a dictator. With the repeated false claims of the intelligence establishment, echoed by Biden himself, that “white supremacists” constitute the greatest terror threat the nation faces today, this operation is being extended to all dissenters from the Left’s agenda anywhere in the country. If all Trump supporters are “white supremacists,” as Leftists have frequently claimed, and white supremacists are the nation’s foremost terror threat, then over seventy million Americans are a terror threat.

The Biden administration’s first year has been marred by, among so very many other things, this ugly and underhanded campaign to criminalize political dissent. The fishing expeditions for something to convict Trump of doing are part of the same initiative: taint the movement by declaring its leader a criminal, and making all his followers afraid to continue to support him for fear that they will be similarly tarred.

When Barack Obama speaks in ringing tones about how we have to support Ukraine in order to stand for democracy, he is acting as the mouthpiece for a movement that would happily behave toward conservative Americans the way Vladimir Putin is behaving toward Ukraine. Consequently, his high-minded language rings hollow. We have already seen enough from Attorney General Merrick Garland and his henchmen to know what’s behind it.

New York Times: Europeans Racist for Taking Ukrainian, Not Islamic, Refugees

SEE: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/us/politics/ukraine-europe-refugees.html


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/02/new-york-times-europeans-racist-for-taking-ukrainian-not-islamic-refugees;

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“For Ukraine’s Refugees, Europe Opens Doors That Were Shut to Others” is the snide New York Times headline.

The unsubtle implication is that European countries, especially Eastern European nations, especially countries like Poland, Czechia, and Hungary which were reluctant to accept masses of Islamic migrants, are racist for being willing to accept Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian refugees are actually neighbors and it makes a good deal more sense for countries to accept refugees who share a common culture with them. Furthermore, assuming the Russian invasion collapses, there’s good reason to expect that the refugees will actually return home instead of using the invasion as a pretext for moving to new countries. If they do decide to use the invasion as a pretext for relocating, they will more likely make their way on to Western Europe rather than remaining in Eastern Europe.

Whatever the Ukrainian refugees do it is highly unlikely that they will run around the streets of their new cities beheading innocent people, running over them in cars, opening fire on cartoonists while shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

Perhaps the New York Times should consider the possibility that this may factor into the decision of countries expressing reluctance to accept 10,000 or 20,000 Syrians or Afghans who show up at their border but are willing to take in Ukrainians.

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Why Is Russia’s UN Ambassador Talking About ‘Dirty Bombs’?


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/2022/02/27/why-did-russias-un-ambassador-mention-a-dirty-bomb-n1562275;

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Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has been giving the world a crash course in Kremlin techniques of propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, and misdirection — for anyone not already well aware. We have heard plenty about this in recent weeks, not least from the Biden administration, which has been declassifying and releasing to the press information on what they’ve called Russia’s playbook.

A big feature of this playbook is projection: in this case the process of displacing onto someone or something else what Russia itself is actually planning, or doing. We saw this in spades during Putin’s runup to the invasion of Ukraine, as he mustered his strike force along Ukraine’s land borders and coastline. Russia accused Ukraine and NATO of threatening its security, broadcasting a narrative that at the extreme suggested Russia was in danger of an invasion from Ukraine, or NATO. The opposite was true: It was Russia threatening and preparing to invade Ukraine, threatening NATO, and staging provocations.

Russia’s narrative was patently ridiculous, but for Putin, such things have their uses — for domestic propaganda, for muddying the waters, for distracting the debate from the realities, and for laying the groundwork for Russia’s staged provocations. In this case, Russia stirs up trouble and blames it on Ukraine, as Russia has been doing for years in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

In that vein, there’s an item that caught my attention last Friday, near the end of a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting on Ukraine. I mention it here not because I have any further information on this score. I stress that this is solely a heads up, in light of Russia’s record of projection and staged provocations.

The setting was the UN Security Council chamber, Friday evening, Feb. 25 — two days after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. Russia has the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of February, and Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, was presiding. He described Russia’s invasion as a justified humanitarian intervention, saying Russia was not bombing cities or targeting civilians.

Ukraine does not currently hold one of the 10 rotating seats on the council, but Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN,  Sergiy Kyslytsya, was present to make a statement. Kyslytsya tore into Russia and Nebenzia, telling Russia’s ambassador “Your words have less value than the hole in a New York pretzel,” deploring Russia’s attack on Ukraine, citing some of the horrors, and mentioning among other things a concern about Russia’s capture of the Chernobyl nuclear plant — site of the huge nuclear accident under the USSR in 1986, and still a dangerous repository of radioactive material.

Russia’s ambassador, Nebenzia, then dropped into his closing remarks that Russian paratroopers had taken Chernobyl because Russia “does not want Ukraine to generate a dirty bomb.”

In view of Russia’s record of provocations and projection, that left me wondering if we should all be alert to what I hope would be an unthinkable Russian provocation. Russia right now is looking dreadful on the world stage; a brutal power ruled by a dictator with an army now killing people in a neighboring country, in service of his messianic claims. Ukraine, by contrast, is making a heroic defense. The Kremlin must be looking for ways to try to flip that picture.

Which leads me to a dread question. Is it possible that Russia might have its own dirty bomb, with plans to use it somewhere and blame it on Ukrainians?

I hope not. I stress that I have no further information on this score, except the patterns of Russia’s playbook, and the implication by Russia’s ambassador that we should be worried about a dirty bomb. This is not an accusation, certainly not some sensational revelation. But it is worth tucking away, as one more thing to keep in mind.

Here’s the relevant excerpt from the UN wrapup of the meeting (the boldface is mine):

Mr. NEBENZIA (Russian Federation), Council President for February, re-taking the floor in his national capacity, while noting that there is much on which to comment following the statement by the representative of Ukraine, said he would “leave the boorishness” on the latter’s conscience.  He also pointed out that units of a Russian paratrooper division took control of the area surrounding the Chernobyl power plant on 24 February.  The Russian Federation “does not want Ukraine to generate a dirty bomb”, he said, and personnel are monitoring the radioactive situation.  He went on to recall that the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that the level of radiation at the power plant is low and does not pose a threat to the population.

Russian Space Chief Threatens to Crash International Space Station into U.S. or Europe


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/02/27/russian-space-chief-threatens-to-crash-international-space-station-into-u-s-or-europe-n1562282;

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Russia is certainly getting very good at making threats. Today, President Vladimir Putin threatened nuclear war or something. He put Russia’s nuclear forces on “high alert,” according to media reports.

Now, Dmitry Rogozin, the director-general of Russia’s space program, Roscosmos, tweeted out a threat to the International Space Station, saying that U.S. and NATO sanctions could “destroy our cooperation on the ISS.” He also suggested that the ISS could crash in the United States or Europe.

There are currently four NASA astronauts, two Russian cosmonauts, and one European astronaut onboard the space station.

Business Insider:

According to CNN, Biden further stated that the sanctions “will degrade (Russia’s) aerospace industry, including their space program.”

In response, Rogozin said on Twitter: “If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from an uncontrolled deorbit and fall into the United States or Europe?”

He added: There is also the option of dropping a 500-ton structure to India and China. Do you want to threaten them with such a prospect? The ISS does not fly over Russia, so all the risks are yours. Are you ready for them?”

Rogozin also mentioned that the ISS’s location and orbit in space are controlled by “Russian Progress MS cargo ships.”

According to the European Space Agency, the Russian segment of the ISS is responsible for guidance, navigation, and control of the entire complex. And Russia’s Progress cargo ships occasionally give the ISS a boost into higher orbit when necessary.


Pointing to Russia’s controlling function on the ISS, Rogozin said Biden is “out of the loop” and is unaware that it is due to the Russian systems that the space station can dodge “dangerous conjunctions with space junk.”

Rogozin said the space junk comes from the United States’ “talented businessmen.” He didn’t name names, but that’s likely a reference to SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, whose company is building a huge satellite-internet constellation called Starlink. (Rogozin apparently has complicated feelings about Musk; he once invited the billionaire entrepreneur for tea.)

Rogozin failed to mention that Russia is blocking significant international cooperation in limiting space debris. Several times a year, the ISS must perform maneuvers to avoid a dangerous piece of space junk.

But Rogozin is not making idle threats. If Roscosmos were to withdraw its cooperation, it would severely impact the space station’s operations.

The Verge:

Without Russia, NASA would have to engineer a new solution to help keep the station on the right path in space, so that the vehicle does not slowly fall out of orbit and enter Earth’s atmosphere. “If the Russians walk away, then you’ve got this massive object that’s going to come back in randomly somewhere over the Earth,” Wayne Hale, former program manager of NASA’s Space Shuttle and a member of NASA’s Advisory Council, tells The Verge. However such a scenario would take quite a while to manifest, possibly giving NASA some time to devise an alternate solution. “It’s not like a week, it’ll probably be several years,” says Hale.

But the Russians heavily rely on NASA to keep the space station active, too. NASA also helps to control the space station’s position in orbit, and the space agency is solely responsible for generating electricity for the entire vehicle. When it comes to the ISS, the NASA and Roscosmos relationship is a symbiotic one, and either party leaving would spell trouble. “Either we’re going to stay together, or the thing is not going to work,” says Hale.

Hopefully, the war will be mercifully short and relations between the U.S. and Russian space agencies won’t suffer a catastrophic rupture. Otherwise, NASA will be scrambling to come up with solutions to some very complex problems.

Biden’s Supreme Court Pick, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Once Claimed Judicial System ‘Unfair’ to Sex Offenders

Sen. Blackburn: People don't want an activist on the Supreme Court


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/02/bidens-supreme-court-pick-once-claimed-judicial-system-unfair-to-sex-offenders;

AND: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/02/26/bidens-supreme-court-pick-once-claimed-judicial-system-unfair-to-sex-offenders-n1562052

AND: https://www.ammoland.com/2022/03/bidens-scotus-nominee-judge-jackson-and-the-gun-industry

AND: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/03/15/another-disturbing-detail-about-bidens-scotus-pick-emerges-n1566591 (REPRESENTING GITMO DETAINEES)

AND: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/03/17/the-disturbing-details-about-bidens-scotus-pick-just-keep-on-coming-n1567263 (PROMOTING CRT)

EXCERPT BELOW FROM: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-scotus-nominee-jackson-thinks-nyts-1619-project-is-real-history-not-crt-propaganda:

"Jackson then quoted Nikole-Jones verbatim: 

We are raised to think about 1776 as the beginning of our democracy. But when that ship arrived on the horizon … in 1619[, the] decision made by the colonists to purchase that group of 20 to 30 human beings — that was a beginning, too.

And it would actually be those very people who were denied citizenship in their own country, who were denied the protections of our founding documents, who would fight the hardest and most successfully to make those ideals real, not just for themselves, but for all Americans."

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Old Joe Biden picked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson because she is Leftist, black, and female, not because she is the most qualified candidate (which she may be, but again, that’s not why she was picked) or because of anything she has said or done. Accordingly, Biden’s handlers may not even know that back in 1996, Jackson wrote a “Note” for the Harvard Law Review claiming that convicted sex offenders were treated unfairly in the courts. Even if they do know, it is unlikely that they care. They’d gleefully use this “Note” as ammo against a conservative pick for the high court, but Jackson is one of their own, a reliable Leftist. Nothing she has said or done could derail her unless it is discovered that she has a MAGA hat in her closet and voted for the hated Trump.

The “Note,” which is embedded below, was anonymous, but Jackson revealed that she had written it on a Senate Judiciary Committee “Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees” when Barack Obama nominated her to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia. Jackson’s “Note,” unearthed by the American Accountability Foundation, calls on judges to “change their analytical framework for evaluating the constitutionality of certain state sex offender statutes.”

Jackson wrote that “in the current climate of fear, hatred, and revenge associated with the release of convicted sex criminals, courts must be especially atten­tive to legislative enactments that ‘use[ ] public health and safety rhetoric to justify procedures that are, in essence, punishment and detention.'”

Jackson argued that existing sex offender regulations were overly harsh: “Although many courts and commentators herald these laws as valid regulatory measures, others reject them as punitive enactments that violate the rights of individuals who already have been sanctioned for their crimes.” She maintained that “even in the face of understandable public outrage over repeat sexual predators,” a “principled prevention/punishment analysis” would evaluate “the effect of challenged legislation in a manner that reinforces constitutional safeguards against unfair and unnecessarily burdensome legislative action.” In other words, go easy on the poor lambs.

This in itself ought to be enough to disqualify Jackson from a seat on the Supreme Court. The public has been outraged enough by the irresponsible actions of Leftist judges who coddle criminals, leaving innocent law-abiding citizens to pay the price. If this “Note” reflects Jackson’s judicial philosophy, and there is no reason to think that her views have changed in the intervening years (if they had, she wouldn’t have been nominated), her rulings on the high court will put Americans in danger.

Related: Sex Offenders in Colorado Will No Longer Be Called ‘Sex Offenders’

It’s time to stand up and say, “Enough! No more judicial activism.” Americans have had much more than enough of the philosophy of treating criminals as the true victims of crime, and the police as rogue agents who must be restrained. Everywhere the Left actually implemented its daft “Defund the Police” slogan, crime skyrocketed. Anyone with even the most superficial understanding of human nature could have predicted that. It is not the time to talk about convicted sex offenders suffering from a “climate of fear, hatred, and revenge.” No one should be subjected to vigilante violence, but the focus of law enforcement and judicial authorities ought to be on the climate of fear and hatred that the victims of crime must endure.

The Left has virtually untrammeled hegemony today over the executive and legislative branches of government, the establishment media, the educational system, the entertainment industry, and the popular culture. That’s a primary reason why we’re in the fix we’re in, along with a figurehead in the White House fronting for far-Left forces that have erased our Southern border, sent prices skyrocketing, and drastically weakened our nation in the eyes of the world. More and more people are waking up to what is happening and turning away from the road to disaster that Leftists insist on traveling. Ketanji Brown Jackson represents this old order, desperately clinging to and trying to reinforce its hegemony at a time when Americans increasingly demonstrate that they can no longer be fooled. She will almost certainly be confirmed to the Supreme Court, but that will not change the fact that she represents an old, failed order that is passing from the scene. How much damage it will do before it is gone altogether, however, remains to be seen.

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