Japanese Lawmakers Make Rare Taiwan Visit to Discuss Potential Conflict + Taiwan not included on Pelosi’s travel list. Crimea drone attack. Update 2

Japanese Lawmakers Make Rare Taiwan Visit to Discuss Potential Conflict

Japan is essential to the US’s plans to boost alliances in the region to encircle China, and Washington is encouraging Tokyo to expand its military. Analysts told The South China Morning Post that a conflict sparked by US intervention in Taiwan could leave Japan and other US allies in the region badly exposed, and in the middle of a situation they have not properly planned for.

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Leaked Docs: Facebook ‘Bot’ Adviser Secretly in Pay of US Regime Change Agency

Documents shared with MintPress reveal that Valent Projects – a shadowy communications firm that advises social media platforms such as Facebook on alleged state-backed online influence campaigns – has itself received $1.2 million from U.S. intelligence front USAID, for “counter disinformation and communications support.”

Leaked Docs: Facebook ‘Bot’ Adviser Secretly in Pay of US Regime Change Agency

Canada to spend billions on NORAD so US can rule world

The Liberals are intent on funneling ever more of our collective resources to bolster the US Empire, spending lavishly to “modernize” Canada’s chief bi-national military accord.

On Monday Defence Minister Anita Anand announced the government would spend $4.9 billion to upgrade the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The federal government said it will devote $40 billion to NORAD over 20 years, but it may be far more than that noted David Pugliese in a story headlined: “Cost to modernize NORAD set at $40 billion, but will final tally be higher?”

Canada to spend billions on NORAD so US can rule world

Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed

Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed

H/T: Paul Mason Says Bellingcat Launders Information For Western Intelligence (YouTube video)

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Paul Mason’s hit piece on Jacques Baud and anyone questioning the mainstream narrative (just as he said that he would in one of his “leaked emails”). He also whitewashes the Neo-Nazis: Empower the people to win the war on disinformation

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It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine

A MintPress News analysis found that in a single week Fox News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC ran almost 1,300 separate stories on the Ukraine invasion, two stories on the Syria attack, one on Somalia, and none at all on the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine