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Bahamian Banks, Lasers, Tragedy, Yemen, Politics, and Russia

From Bahamian banks to British lasers, this post weaves a tapestry of global intrigue. Dive into the digital dollar debate, ponder the politics of power, and question the narrative of Russophobia. It’s a world tour, no passport required.

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In the realm of digital currencies, investigative journalist Whitney Webb has shed light on the connections between FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried and the future of digital currencies in the United States. Webb’s report highlights the takeover of a small rural bank by the chairman of Deltech, a Bahamian bank tied to FTX, and the subsequent influx of funds from FTX and Bankman-Fried. This bank then gained approval to join the Federal Reserve System, despite concerns about foreign control. Webb also explores the partnership between Moonstone Bank and Fluent Finance, a company aiming to create a digital dollar stablecoin. The goal, according to Webb, is to have Wall Street issue the digital dollar, rather than the Federal Reserve, in order to maintain control and preserve the fractional reserve model.

In the defense sector, the UK’s DragonFire laser directed energy weapon (LDEW) system has achieved a significant milestone. Developed through a partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and industry partners MBDA, Leonardo, and QinetiQ, the DragonFire system has successfully fired a high-power laser against aerial targets. The cost-effective weapon system, which boasts pinpoint accuracy and low long-term costs, is being considered for incorporation into future Air Defence capabilities by both the Army and Royal Navy.

In a tragic incident, Air Force Staff Sgt. Kory Wade, 33, drowned during a training exercise on Theodore Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. An autopsy revealed that Wade had 80% blockage of his coronary artery, which led to a cardiac event causing him to fall into the water. The Ground Accident Investigation Board found that Wade, despite being qualified to operate the Advanced Rescue Craft, did not wear a flotation device at the time of the incident.

In international news, the United States and Britain have launched an aerial assault on Yemen in response to attacks on ships in the Red Sea. This action has been criticized for violating Yemen’s sovereignty and being a declaration of war without parliamentary or congressional approval. The Ansarallah movement, joined by the Yemeni armed forces, had previously launched drone and missile strikes on the Israeli-owned port of Eilat in support of Gaza. The US and Britain’s dual attack targeted over 70 Ansarallah targets, but the blockade remains in place, causing a significant drop in activity at the Israeli-owned port.

In the political sphere, the career of Paul Finley, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, has been highlighted for its relevance to current political dynamics. Finley’s authorship of the War Powers Act has been discussed in relation to President Biden’s bombing of Yemen without Congressional approval. The article also delves into the history of US involvement in Vietnam and the role of the pro-Israel lobby in American politics.

Finally, historian and political analyst Emmanuel Todd has published a book titled “The Defeat of the West” that challenges the prevailing narrative of Russophobia and the aggression of Putin. Todd argues that the West’s downfall is due to factors such as the end of the nation-state, de-industrialization, the decline of Protestantism, and the obsession with Forever Wars. He predicts that Russia will ultimately win against NATO and that Germany and Russia will collaborate in the future.

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Alex Soros Tweets Threatening Message Against President Trump

Alex Soros tweeted out an obvious threat against President Trump on Sunday evening.

Source | Submitted by bcoop

Biden Administration's Designation of Houthis as Terrorist Group Threatens Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis

The truth is, Washington’s current war on Yemen is merely a continuation of the Saudi-Houthi conflict.

Source | Submitted by andys61

Emmanuel Todd's Latest Book Challenges Russophobia and Depicts the Defeat of the West

The collapse of Protestantism could not but destroy the work ethic to the benefit of mass greed: that is, neoliberalism.

Source | Submitted by andys61

U.S. and UK Launch Attacks on Houthis in Yemen, Citing "Self-Defense" to Protect Israel

You have to hand it to the U.S. and its henchmen for brazenness. In order to protect their client state Israel and its genocide in Gaza, the U.S., together with the UK, have in one week launched air and sea attacks on the Houthis in Yemen five times, referring to it as “self-defense” in their Orwellian lingo.

Source | Submitted by andys61

Former Congressman Paul Finley's Career and the War Powers Act: A Fascinating and Timely Reflection on US Political Dynamics

The framers of the Constitution agreed that the president could be commander in chief of land and naval forces, but deeply concerned over the gravity of war and as a safeguard against hasty and needless hostilities with foreign countries, they agreed that Congress should have the prerogative to ‘declare or authorize war.’

Source | Submitted by andys61

US and UK Launch Aerial Assault on Yemen, Violating Sovereignty and Escalating Conflict

The governments of both the United States and Britain launched a large-scale aerial assault on roughly 72 targets inside of Yemen, in what they announced was a response to attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Air Force Staff Sgt. Kory Wade Drowns During Training Exercise

The cause of death was not the lack of a life jacket. The cause of Kory’s death was the Covid bioweapon vaccine forced upon him by treasonous leadership.

Source | Submitted by mysterymet

UK's DragonFire Laser Achieves First High-Power Firing Against Aerial Targets

This type of cutting-edge weaponry has the potential to revolutionise the battlespace by reducing the reliance on expensive ammunition, while also lowering the risk of collateral damage.

Source | Submitted by mysterymet

Investigative journalist uncovers troubling connections between FTX's Sam Bankman-Freed and the future of digital currencies in the United States

So it may seem like a lot of competing stablecoins, but ultimately, they’ll be very tied up with the US government and also US intelligence because there’s a broader push to merge a lot of data sharing between Wall Street, banking regulators, and intelligence agencies that’s been promoted really heavily by groups like the Carnegie Endowment since 2021 or so.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

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