President Harry S. Truman helped transform the wartime OSS into a permanent government department known as the CIA in 1947. Without massive American wartime budgets, the newly established CIA wanted other sources of funding, and the opium trade could help. As a result, the CIA quickly organized its first coup by overthrowing the government of Thailand. It used profits from the opium trade to bribe Thai generals to transform Thailand into an American colony whose army was expanded and equipped to provide troops for American military adventures.The American Colony of Thailand via Tales of the American Empire
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Boris Johnson arrived in Kyiv not long after the talks and told Zelensky not to negotiate with Russia, saying the West wasn’t ready to sign a dealReport: Russia, Ukraine Tentatively Agreed on Peace Deal in April
The OHCHR relied on a variety of sources in the report, including interviews with 26 former detainees at facilities in Xinjiang, the majority of whom “reported having been subjected to treatment that would amount to torture.” However, in addition to purported first-hand testimony, the assessment also cites the work of German anthropologist Adrian Zenz, whose research on the Uyghurs has come under fire for major statistical errors, mistranslations of Chinese source material and ideological bias against Beijing, among other shortcomings.
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The report also sites The Xinjiang Police Files and ASPI (Australian Strategic Policy Institute), both of which are covered here. On a side note, when is the US going to be held accountable* for their crimes against humanity or war crimes?!
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In videos broadcast by the local television and by news agencies, it can be seen how the vice president bends over and grabs her head at the moment a man points a gun at her.Assassination Attempt Foiled in Argentina After Suspect Pulls Handgun on VP Cristina Kirchner
Sep 1, 2022 As far back as 2019, US Army-commissioned studies examined different means to provoke and antagonize Russia who they acknowledged sought to avoid conflict. However, they also warned that if Russia was pushed too far, it could trigger an escalation that would spiral out of Washington’s control. Today we are watching this conflict unfold. Just how accurate was the study’s predictions?2019 RAND Paper Warned US of Failure During Ukraine Conflict (Odysse) via The New Atlas
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So far, Arkansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Wisconsin will be taxing any student debt forgiven. See the article for details.
The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been warned by intelligence officials to expect and prepare for an autumn of rage amid the cost of living.German intelligence warns Scholz to prepare for an ‘autumn of rage’ with ‘explosive’ riots amid cost of living
President Zelenskyy’s call for foreign fighters has attracted criminals and extremists, to the dismay of the well-intentionedSuicide missions, neo-Nazis and life inside Ukraine’s foreign legion (archived)
The English-language Ukrainian The Kyiv Independent newspaper recently published its research about the International Legion, a volunteer group in Ukraine founded by initiative of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to fight against Russian forces. The paper targets a section of the legion affiliated with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Reconnaissance Department that performs special tasks on the front line in the fight against the Russian invasion.Ukraine foreign fighters accuse commander of abuses