U.S. strategy against Russia must succeed in order to make success of U.S. strategy against China possible; Ukraine is the U.S. proxy against Russia, and Taiwan is the U.S. proxy against China. Ukraine became a U.S. ‘ally’ or vassal-nation in 2014, but Taiwan isn’t yet officially a U.S. ‘ally’ or vassal-nation.America’s Plan to Defeat Both Russia and China
The United States has informed the Israeli authorities that it decided to open its own investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several Israeli and US media outlets reported, citing unidentified sources.US to open investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh killing: Reports
Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has joined Fox News as a paid contributor, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.Tulsi Gabbard Joins Fox News as a Contributor
At least she’s getting paid, now (if she already wasn’t).
“Are you a tyrant?” the blind veteran asks the officer. “Yeah, actually I am,” she responds.WATCH: Cops Claim Blind Veteran’s Walking Cane is a Gun then Falsify Charges to Arrest Him
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A report from The Washington Post has raised doubts about a root certificate authority used by Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and other tech companies with ties to US intelligence. The company in question, called TrustCor, works as a root certificate authority to validate the trustworthiness of websites — and while the report found no concrete evidence of wrongdoing, it raised significant questions about the company’s trustworthiness.A tiny company with a UPS Store address could help the government get around browser security
Can a Like be punishable? The district court of Meiningen affirmed this question for the first time and even justified house searches. The questionable verdict thus allows law enforcement agencies to use bazookas to shoot at sparrows – and pushes the boundaries of freedom of expression. A comment.With house searches against likes (original in German)
H/T: Steve Lehto
Thomas E. Dans, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and former Commissioner of the US Arctic Research Commission, believes that the United States should reclaim Wrangel Island from Russia.US columnist believes Wrangel Island belongs to United States
No negotiations regarding the U.S.-Russia maritime boundary have occurred since 1990, when the U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement was signed. The negotiations that led to that agreement did not address the status of Wrangel Island, Herald Island, Bennett Island, Jeannette Island, or Henrietta Island, all of which lie off Russia’s Arctic coast, or Mednyy (Copper) Island or rocks off the coast of Mednyy Island in the Bering Sea. None of the islands or rocks above were included in the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, and they have never been claimed by the United States, although Americans were involved in the discovery and exploration of some of them.
“. . . whoever holds the Arctic, holds the world. I think it is the most important strategic place in the world.” These solemn words were uttered in 1935 before a House of Representatives Committee by a retired American general and aviator, Billy Mitchell, who presciently foresaw the Arctic as a vital region for early detection against missile and aviation threats to prevent an attack against the United States. But at the end of the Cold War, the Arctic ceased to be a strategically important place for either the United States or the Russian Federation. But by the 2007-2008 timeframe, Russia began to re-prioritize the Arctic both economically and militarily—in keeping with Vladimir Putin’s vision of restoring Russia’s status as a great power and harnessing the Arctic’s economic potential. Now more than a decade later, Russia has returned to the Arctic militarily with important strategic implications for the United States.
Anti-Russia activists and former Russian lawmakers opposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin have been gathering in Poland in recent days to discuss what removing Putin from power would look like nearly nine months into his war in Ukraine.Russian Enemies of Kremlin Meet to Plot Violent ‘Elimination’ of Putin
Good luck with that, Ilya! /s