Good morning kids. After both Ace and I reported and commented on the blockbuster (yet given the times we live in unsurprising) allegations from Seymour Hersh that the US military at the behest of those pulling Joe Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants’ strings committed an act of war against the Russian Federation by sabotaging the NordStream pipeline, many commenters immediately poo-poo’d the report either because it relied on unnamed sources and/or because Sy Hersh is a far-left America-hater.
Let me say that while both of those things are true, and especially in light of the fact that “unnamed sources” equates to total fabrications in terms of the attacks on everyone and everything on our end of the political spectrum by the professional propagandists FKA journalists, when you put Hersh’s report in context with everything this junta has done both at home and abroad to essentially overthrow this country and hand us on a silver platter to the Davos/Brussels/Beijing Axis, at the very least, you cannot dismiss Hersh out of hand and his claims deserve to be investigated thoroughly.
I linked to Hersh’s rap sheet at Discover the Networks yesterday and here it is again for your convenience. In fact this little bullet point is right at the top, and I present it here openly and honestly:
* Typically bases his reporting, which tends to be highly critical of the United States, on unnamed sources that are difficult for others to verify.
He was an America-hater for sure. The question is did he and does he still hate America blindly for the wrong reasons or does he hate the depredations of the post World War 2 American governmentfor what we now know it surely was guilty of, because that government – what we refer t o as the Deep State and bureaucracy – has indeed committed acts of treason and insurrection against the we the people/We The People?
So, okay. There are unnamed sources and then there are “unnamed sources.” But, you have to put what is being said in context to what we know or what we can ascertain with our own eyes and ears as true, either beyond a shadow of a doubt or within a degree of reasonable certitude. For sure, the attacks on Trump and other conservatives by “unnamed sources” have all by now been completely debunked. Sadly, not before the lies have had the chance to be established in the minds of the dimwitted and easily bamboozled, i.e. Democrats and the LIV crowd. But that should not taint your view of an unnamed source when it seems to jibe with what is known about the situation on the ground, the players involved and historical context, with ontological certitude (hat tip Rush Limbaugh).
It’s the same bad actors and their antecedents who Truman and Ike warned us about, who fucked over (and quite likely assassinated) JFK and Reagan via Bush 41 who was a backstabbing traitor, Dubya with the WMD and Iraq debacle and Donald Trump for their rank insubordination and treason, culminating in what we all saw happen with the 2020 election and J6.
If Sy Hersh had the same mindset as either a Jake Tapper or worse Joe Scarborough, he would not have penned this story that (understatement of the decade alert) puts a globalist/leftist stooge president and his globalist/leftist stooge apparatchiks and handlers in anything less than a bad light.
If what Hersh reported turns out to be true . . . Joe Biden and/or all the aforementioned directly committed an act of war against a sovereign nation. The Russian Federation. The ICBM-armed former Soviet Union
Not only that, it was a sneak attack not only against Russia but against one of our chief NATO allies Germany, whose reliance on the energy from that pipeline is critical.
Let me state for the record that I am not an apologist for Sy Hersh’s politics and viewpoints. About the only slack that I am willing to cut him is that, unlike every other major network and outlet of the legacy propagandists, he’s the only one covering this angle. If you connect the dots between Biden, Ukraine, the Davos crowd, the warhawks in both parties itching to go to war with Russia, the complete illogic of Putin blowing up his own pipeline, then what Hersh is reporting – irrespective of sources named or unnamed – a frightening picture is painted that should not to be dismissed out of hand as lunacy.
Why am I spending all this energy defending Hersh, or more accurately, taking his reportage seriously? Because given what we know about all the players involved, he should be taken seriously. Same deal with Naomi Wolf and RFK Jr. on COVID and the vaccines, Matt Taibbi on Hamilton 68, Glenn Greenwald on censorship and the Russia hoaxes, etc. etc.
Look at the links in the First Amendment section. Or just read Julie Kelly’s report on the arrogant tyrants who think Gott Mitt Uns is their justification for subverting the First Amendment. Look at what the bastard child of Rosa Klebb and Chucky, that redheaded lying slag Piss-Hockey Psaki farted out about conservatives and disinformation. But somehow, Sy Hersh is the problem, right?
Whatever Hersh’s and all the aforementioned’s politics and personal views may be, they have been the only ones sounding the alarm on a host of issues that threaten our freedoms and perhaps our lives. We are the ones who claim we want open debate and that the left wants to shut that down or merely poo-poo us as conspiracy nutters. Hell, we’re not even debating all these people since what they’re reporting raises the alarms or confirms our suspicions.
Sy Hersh’s past may indeed revolt you. But I’m not going to shoot the messenger, when we have so very few of them who have the reach that he does into a broader audience that includes Democrats, for making accusations that will do nothing but harm his putative fellow travelers.
Bottom line: It’s not that I believe Sy Hersh. It’s the fact that I CAN believe what he’s claiming. Sadly, a hell of a lot more than I can just dismiss the claims out of hand.
Again, some will claim he’s anti-American and that is his sole motivation. This may come as a shock but given everything that has happened over the past few years, and really going back since the rise of the bureaucracy and the military industrial complex, considering what they’ve done to this country – what they have succeeded in mutating America into – then you can call me “anti-American” too.
Have a good weekend and see you mañana on the hobby thread. Be there, aloha.
ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY
- “Pfizer’s decision had far-reaching effects.” How Pfizer Fixed the Election
- Lloyd Billingsley: “The struggle against white coat supremacy is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” Big Pharma Covertly Menaces the Populace With Mutations
- “A harrowing report on child maltreatment in Minnesota points out several lessons that could apply to child-welfare systems nationwide.” Dangerous Illusions
BIDEN BEIJING BALLOON-ACY
- The official noted that the equipment on the Chinese spy balloon was “inconsistent” with what would be aboard a weather balloon since it had “multiple antennas to include an array likely capable of collecting and geo-locating communications.” State Department Says Chinese Spy Balloon Contained Technology to Monitor Communication Signals
- Despite Biden downplaying the balloon, the U.S. military deemed it to be a surveillance balloon directed by the Chinese government and Biden ordered for it to be shot down and recovered. And the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution condemning the spy balloon as a “brazen violation of United States sovereignty,” further contradicting Biden’s characterization of the balloon as “not a major breach.” Biden Says Chinese Spy Balloon “Not a Major Breach”
- “It doesn’t matter on one level which individuals may or may not have been responsible,” he said. “The fact is China engaged in this irresponsible action, a violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity, and international law.” Blinken: Chinese Spy Balloons Have Operated Over Countries on Five Continents
- “The Chinese don’t need the balloon to attack us. From [Chinese] COVID to corrupt deals with presidents, they are already here.” Forget the Balloon. We’re are Already at War with China
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY REVELATIONS
- “He’s weak. He’s not respected. And you also have to question, with the amount of money the Biden crime family has made off of their business relationships in China…” the Virginia Republican said. “He flew Hunter Biden on Air Force Two to meet with Chinese business relationships.” Republican Rep. Bob Good Asks How “Biden Crime Family” Money “”Compromised How the President Has Treated China”
FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER TECH
- “US intel blew up the Nord Stream pipelines and the media is more interested in talking about Chinese balloons.” The Biggest Story of the Year
- Julie Kelly: “No, they’re not cutting off food supplies or building labor camps but these modern-day tyrants seek the same ends: crush the opposition and control the masses.”Righteous Tyrants
- Margot Cleveland: “Twitter executives being beholden to so-called experts’ tweets is hardly better than doing the FBI’s bidding.” Twitter Execs Testify That Their Election-Meddling Decisions Were Even Flimsier Than Previously Claimed
- The Global Disinformation Index (GDI), a United Kingdom-based nonprofit that styles itself as a “non-political” monitor working to “disrupt the business model of disinformation,” lists as a funder the Disinfo Cloud, a now-shuttered GEC project. However, GDI has worked to demonetize conservative news sites by collaborating with ad exchanges to flag alleged purveyors of disinformation, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday. State Department Helped Fund ‘Disinformation’ Research Group That Reportedly Blacklists Conservative News Sites
- “What these Republicans are doing, essentially, just to break down past all of this crazy word salad of yesterday, they are defending the pushing of inaccurate, dangerous information on the platforms that most people receive information from,” Psaki continued. “That is racist, dangerous, prompted January 6th, is prompting people not to get vaccinated. That’s what they’re defending.” Piss-Hockey Psaki Urges MSNBC Viewers to ‘Think of the Danger’ Posed By Free Speech
- “The former president has been banned by Facebook and Instagram for more than two years.” Facebook Officially Reinstates Trump’s Account
CIVIL WAR 2.0: J-6 FBI FALSE FLAG “RIOT” & AFTERMATH, LEFTIST PERSECUTIONS, DEMOCRAT PUTSCH, AMERICAN DISSOLUTION
- The pair of killings come as Democrats have sought to blame their enemies for fomenting “political violence” against their party members. In his State of the Union address, [so-called quote-unquote “president”] Joe Biden attributed the brutal assault of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi, to the actions of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Second Republican New Jersey Lawmaker Shot Dead Within a Week
- Parker said it seems as though there are two separate FBI’s, one of which is tainted with political bias and has destroyed the credibility of the agency. Parker added that there has been a “lowering of the eligibility requirements” for new recruits, which has negatively impacted the agency. Former Agent Breaks Down In Tears When Detailing Her Time With ‘Politicized’ FBI
- “The FBI is committed to sound analytic tradecraft and to investigating and preventing acts of violence and other crimes while upholding the constitutional rights of all Americans and will never conduct investigative activities or open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity.” FBI To Retract Catholic Infiltration Memo, Conduct Internal Review
- “The saga surrounding a public safety training center that the city of Atlanta is planning on building continues. After an altercation at the site in which a Georgia state trooper was shot and an Antifa domestic terrorist was shot and killed, the family of the Antifa protester who died has demanded that the police release body cam footage.” Atlanta Police Department Releases Body Cam Footage From ‘Cop City’ Shooting
RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, DEMOCRAT-LEFT WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS, JUNK SCIENCE, LYSENKOISM
- “Hopefully, the French government listens to reason and doesn’t help launch a food crisis on top of every other disaster afflicting Europe right now.” French Farmers March on Paris as EU Climate Rules Threaten Their Livelihoods
- “Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, like California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, is mandating that his state become all-electric. In doing so, Inslee demonstrates serious myopia.” Will Breezes and Sunshine Charge Governor Jay Inbreed’s EVs?
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
- “The next time you eat out, be sure to tip your waiter or waitress in cash.” Biden Wants to Sic the IRS on Restaurant Servers
- “Last month, a report from Zero Hedge outlined how a ‘massive wave’ of car repossessions and loan defaults could trigger a collapse in the automotive industry and carry significant consequences for the U.S. and the global economy.” More Americans Missing Car Payments Than in Aftermath of 2008 Crash
- Terry Jeffrey: “. . . the debt that accumulated during the Trump’s administration was significantly less than the debt that accumulated during the two periods when Pelosi served as speaker. $14.76 Trillion: 46.9% of Total Federal Debt Incurred During Malig-Nancy Pelosi’s Speakerships
- “America is piling up civilization-ending debts, and the people incurring them for the sake of feel-good social priorities will be justifiably cursed when the consequences finally come.”There’s Going to Be Hell to Pay
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER SECURITY
- “[So-called quote-unquote “president’s”] failed policies have led to mass illegal immigration and soaring drug deaths.” Why GOP Loudly Heckled Biden Over His Immigration, Border Security ‘Plan’
- Now do the whole country and ramp up the deportations. Republican-Led House Moves To Stop D.C.’s Illegal Immigrant Voting Plan
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY
- The apparent melanin content of the perp assures us this story disappears from the news cycle. Police Make Arrest After Releasing Photo of Suspect in Assault of House Democrat
- “Perhaps before forging ahead, San Francisco could benefit from conversations with women who left the sex trade and with those who have been trafficked and exploited.” San Francisco Mulls Creating a Red-Light District
AMERICA AND THE WORLD IMPRISONED: CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS AND FACTS
- “One of the pandemic’s babies, Lagevrio, is under intense scrutiny.” Study Claims This “Anti- [Chinese] COVID” Pill May Actually Be Driving New Variants
EDUCATION, AND WHAT PASSES FOR IT
- “DeSantis and some state legislators are stepping up.” Pushback in the Culture Wars
- “The University of South Florida turns left-wing racialism into a psychological conditioning program.” DEI Cult
- “Tell me how you go from recognizing the sanctity of life and believing that abortion should be limited — as a senator, for many years, that was what he claimed to believe — to now, he celebrates abortion. He wants more abortion. He wants taxpayers to have to pay for it. He doesn’t want any restrictions up to the moment of birth.” Republican Rep. Bob Good: Biden “Wants More Abortion,” “Threatening” State of Emergency
THE 2020 AND 2022ELECTION HEISTS & AFTERMATH
- “Despite finally fulfilling a FOIA request, Biden’s Department of the Interior sent Citizens United a heavily-redacted document.” If Biden’s Federal Elections Takeover is “Free and Fair,” Why are the Plans Completely Redacted?
OFFICIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY/LEFTIST-ENDORSED ANTI-SEMITISM, ANTI-CHRISTIANITY
- Daniel Greenfield: “As long as the IRS continues to be aligned with the Left, it will also be aligned with the Islamic terrorists who have become integrated within the Left. And that makes the IRS a threat to national security.” (the IRS and virtually every agency and department in DC – jjs) The IRS Came After Pro-Israel Groups, But Protected Hamas
- The Jan. 12 event, which was hosted by a student group as [so-called quote-unquote “vice president”] Kamala Harris appeared on campus, included calls for “intifada revolution” as well as the chant “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a phrase employed by those who seek the Jewish state’s eradication. University of Michigan Event Calling for Israel’s Destruction Broke Federal Law, Legal Group Says
DEMOCRAT/LEFTIST AND RINO SCANDALS, MESHUGAS, CHUTZPOCRISY
- “The lawsuits allege that the group, the New Venture Fund, paid black women less than other employees, further saying that black employees ran the risk of being fired should they speak out against the discrimination.” Liberal Dark Money Behemoth Accused Of Racism, Discrimination In Lawsuits
- “Slow Joe’s State of the Union speech flops.” Bad Show, Bad Ratings
- “The Blue State Exodus is in full swing. But will voters’ habits change?” Those Abandoning Blue States Should Abandon Democrats, Too
- “Republicans still control the Pennsylvania state Senate. However, the Democrats’ recent successes in Pennsylvania serve as yet another troubling warning shot for Republicans ahead of the 2024 elections, where Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes make it a key battleground state.” The Pennsylvania State House Has Fallen to the Democrats
- “Thanks to Ron DeSantis, not a trace of purple remains on the Sunshine State’s horizon.”Florida’s Future Is Bright Red
- “Elected leaders in East Hanover, New Jersey . . . ” Town’s Entire Leadership Flees Democratic Party, Joins the GOP
- “Libertarians to pedophile Scott Ritter: We just can’t quit you!” How Disagreement Over a Pedophile Upended a Libertarian Anti-War Rally
- “The last president to reform Social Security was Ronald Reagan. Republicans need to follow his example.” Republicans Must Take the Lead in Reforming Social Security and Medicare
THE UKRAINIAN “FRONT”
- “Report by Seymour Hersh claims Biden [junta] ordered CIA to blow up Russia’s Baltic Sea natural gas pipelines to Germany.” Russia Demands ‘International Probe’ After Bombshell Report Claims Biden White House Ordered Hit on Stream Pipelines
- “Those who do not understand (or refuse to accept) what the majority of the Russians are, are destined to pay a heavy price.” The Real Russia – and Ukraine
- “[So-called quote-unquote “president”] Joe Biden must have forgotten his prediction from March 2022, suggesting that arming Ukraine with military equipment will escalate the conflict to “World War III.” America is in a state of managed decline, and it will exacerbate if we continue to hemorrhage taxpayer dollars toward a foreign war. We must suspend all foreign aid for the War in Ukraine and demand that all combatants in this conflict reach a peace agreement immediately.” Matt Gaetz Introduces ‘Ukraine Fatigue Resolution’ to End U.S. Aid, Urge Peace Deal
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
- “Xi’s war council is the most troubling development.” Asian Geopolitics Just Got Scarier
- “Softness on the CCP in the State of the Union Address.” Biden’s Sellout to China
- “The White House has largely finished preparations for an executive order that would ban American funds from enabling the development of Chinese advanced semiconductors, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and other technologies with surveillance and military applications, according to a report from The New York Times.” White House Refining Executive Order Banning American Companies From Investing In Key Chinese Sectors
- “Speaker McCarthy uses the State of the Union to indulge in some idle provocation against a NATO ally, raising the age-old question: Is our political class more vicious or more short-sighted?” Turkish Delight
- “Blacklisting Xi’s top criminals — all 2,300 of them — would be a good start.” The US Must Take Action on China
- “The so-called liberal West has gone insane with hubris.” Embracing Hungary’s ‘Illiberalism’ as the Road to Peace
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, THE COURTS, WASTE/FRAUD/ABUSE
- “The opposition to Hector LaSalle, Governor Kathy Hochul’s nominee to lead the state’s highest court, sets a troubling example.” Unruly Empire
- “Despite record rains, California officials are committed to their same old policy of preferring water rationing to expanding storage and supplies.” California’s Ongoing Water Follies
ACTUAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
- “In another incident, two huge pieces of Russian space junk came within 19 feet of colliding in a ‘worst-case scenario.’” Russian Satellite Breaks Apart in Orbit, Generating Debris Cloud That Could Last for 100 Years
- “Much rides on this first launch.” ULA stacks Vulcan-Centaur rocket for ground tests prior to first launch
- “If successful, Relativity plans to follow it in 2024 with the 3D printed Terran-R, which would be comparable in size and power to SpaceX’s Falcon 9.” Relativity’s Terran-1 rocket on launchpad for final tests prior to first launch
- “Either their theories of the Roche limit are incorrect, or the creation of this ring is very very recent, caused by the collusion of two objects that were orbiting Quaoar.”Astronomers find ring around distant dwarf planet Quaoar (it was not looking for Klingons – jjs)
- “The de-orbit requirements are part of the FCC’s recent regulatory power grab, and has no legal basis.” FCC approves the first 3,000+ satellites in Amazon’s Kuiper constellation
FEMINAZISM, TRANSGENDER PSYCHOSIS, HOMOSEXUALIZATION, WAR ON MASCULINITY/NORMALCY
- “Morally and medically appalling.” Gender Clinic Case Manager Blows The Whistle On “Permanent Harm” Done To Kids
- “Former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines demands the NCAA have separate locker rooms for transgender athletes.” ‘Exposed to Male Genitalia’: Swimmer Claims No One ‘Forewarned’ Them About Sharing Locker Room With Biological Male Lia “John” Thomas
CULTURE WARS, NATIONAL SUICIDE
- DeSantis’ office said that the special tax district, which has allowed Disney to govern themselves since 1967, turned the theme park into “an unaccountable Corporate Kingdom.”Florida House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill To Let DeSantis Take Control Of Disney’s Orlando District
- “It’s one thing to include gay characters, whatever. It’s quite another to ret-con a decidedly straight character like Luke just to send a message to old fans. And that message is: ‘Everything you love, we can destroy’. . . Returning CEO Bob Iger could have fired far fewer people — with much more important jobs — and done far more to turn around the Mouse House’s fading fortunes. Instead, he’s enabling even more of the rot corrupting so many favorite franchises and characters.” Disney Actually Just Laid Off 2.4 Million People — Including Me
- “No leaders or politicians should have to bother explaining why porn is bad. The real challenge is how to effectively eliminate it.” France Is Protecting Kids From Pornography’s Mind, Body, And Soul Decay. America Should Act Next
- Christian Toto: “Sixty-something superstar’s complaint over ageism ignores an ugly truth.”Madonna Shrewdly Plays the Victim Card
- “Political gesturing will become the norm and Brits have given up fighting against it. This is now the Premier League, and it’s partly America’s fault.” How the English Premier League Bent the Knee to Political Posturing
- “Revisiting Cardinal George Pell’s debate on contraceptives, thirty years later.” The Rubber Meets the Road
HITHER & YON
- “While artists’ deaths usually occasion an accounting of their contributions, Burt Bacharach’s contribution to popular music was incalculable.” Burt Bacharach’s Music Didn’t Just Span Six Decades, It Transcended Them
- “Meet the Escape Artist.” The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
NOTE: The opinions expressed in the links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.