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Interconnected Banks, Manipulated Data, and Global Tensions

From the precarious dance of global finance to the chessboard of international relations, we delve into a world where data manipulation, geopolitical tensions, and legal controversies are the order of the day.

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In the realm of global finance, the bankruptcy of a Chinese bank with $150 billion in assets has raised eyebrows, underscoring the interconnectedness of global banks. The Chinese government’s dismissal of shadow banks as corrupt has been interpreted by some as an attempt to downplay the bankruptcy. This event has sparked concerns about the potential negative impact on the US economy should the global monetary system falter.

Meanwhile, questions have been raised about the accuracy of job numbers reported by the US government. Revisions to these figures, often significantly lower than initial estimates, have led to suggestions of manipulation. Critics argue that these revisions may be used to push a narrative of economic recovery, urging the public to be more skeptical of government data and to look for trends rather than relying solely on headline numbers.

In the sphere of international relations, the US’s involvement in arming extremist groups and its policy towards Iran have come under scrutiny. The use of terrorism for geopolitical objectives and the influence of think tanks and funding on US foreign policy have been highlighted. The delisting of the MEK as a terrorist organization and US attempts to provoke Iran have been noted, with warnings of a broader conflict being prepared in the Middle East.

Criticism has also been leveled at President Joe Biden’s foreign policy, with arguments that the US is engaging in unnecessary wars and accumulating unsustainable debt. Concerns have been raised about attacks on freedom of speech, particularly the assault on the First Amendment by certain lobby groups. The media’s focus on “surging antisemitism” has been called into question, with critics arguing that it fails to acknowledge the role of Israel’s actions in shaping public opinion.

In a related development, the South African government has filed an application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing Israel of committing genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza. The application provides detailed evidence of the horrors inflicted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on the Palestinians and highlights the genocidal intent expressed by Israeli leaders. The document also raises implications for the United States, suggesting complicity in Israel’s alleged genocide.

In the legal world, the behavior and actions of defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz have been discussed. Known for his aggressive tactics, Dershowitz has been criticized for his defense of Israel’s treatment of Palestine, referred to by some as a “slow-motion genocide.” His potential involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein case and his attempts to deflect attention by accusing others have also been noted.

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Dershowitz and Israel: Cornered Rats

A cornered rat, like a psychopath who has been caught, shifts into frenzied overdrive in search of an escape route.

Source | Submitted by andys61

South Africa Accuses Israel of Committing Genocide Against Palestinians in Gaza

The application is a superb description of what Israel is doing in Gaza. It is comprehensive, well-written, well-argued, and thoroughly documented.

Source | Submitted by andys61

The Erosion of Free Speech: Attacks on First Amendment Rights and the Influence of the Jewish and Israeli Lobby

There is little appreciation inside the United States for the grave damage being inflicted on our country by President Joe Biden’s foreign policy being conducted through the mechanism of starting or sustaining a new war every year.

Source | Submitted by andys61

US Government Accused of Arming Extremist Groups in Syria to Provoke Iran and Justify War

YouTube video

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Meryl Nass's COVID Newsletter: Unraveling COVID Disinformation

Disentangling COVID disinformation

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Chinese Bank Files for Bankruptcy and US Job Numbers Revised Sharply Lower

And what I’m referring to specifically is, well, we’ll start by going over another huge bank bankruptcy in the shadow banking system. Why are we not hearing about this? Why is it not on the cover or the homepage of CNBC?

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

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