The FBI has recently disclosed seven pages from an investigation spanning 1985-2002 into the illicit smuggling of nuclear triggers out of the US by a network of front companies linked to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The files shed light on the involvement of Richard Kelly Smyth, who was convicted of running a US front company, and his interactions with Benjamin Netanyahu, now Israel’s prime minister, during the smuggling operation. The operation, known as “Project Pinto,” also involved Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, who was recruited into Israel’s economic espionage division in his 20s. The FBI report also reveals that the Ministry of Defense ordered and paid Heli Trading for the nuclear triggers, which were sourced from Milchan’s company, MILCO. The FBI has referred an additional 164 pages for further review, which are unlikely to be released.
In New York, a group of migrants allegedly attacked two police officers near Times Square, leading to calls for their incarceration. Jhoan Boada, one of the suspects, was seen making an obscene gesture to the cameras as he left court after being arraigned on charges of assaulting a police officer and obstructing governmental administration. The NYPD Chief of Patrol criticized the release of five accused cop-attackers on bail, stating that there are no consequences for such actions. The suspects, originally from Venezuela, arrived in the city last year and live in migrant shelters. The incident is still under investigation, and additional footage is being reviewed.
Meanwhile, Canada’s population has grown by over one million in 2022, equivalent to a 2.7% increase. Immigration has played a significant role in this growth, with India being the largest source, followed by China, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. The shift in immigration patterns from Europe to other regions has led to an increase in ethnic diversity, which some believe may lead to potential conflicts and a deterioration of Canadian institutions and culture.
In the realm of cyberwarfare, cognitive warfare is becoming a reality in the modern age. NATO recognizes cognitive warfare as a critical component of cyberwarfare and is developing a framework to counter cognitive attacks. These attacks can target both combatants and non-combatants, violating the Law of Armed Conflict. The “five eyes” intelligence alliance, consisting of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, shares intelligence and conducts surveillance activities, raising concerns about privacy, security, and the lack of legal oversight within the alliance.
In the global economy, challenges such as inflation, consumer debt, and declining living standards are affecting consumer spending, job cuts, and wealth inequality. Individuals are advised to mitigate risk by reducing debt and investing in tangible assets, as well as staying informed and seeking guidance from financial advisors.
Lastly, the Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament has called for the sale of oil in currencies other than the US dollar in order to counter US sanctions on the Iraqi banking system. This comes as the US imposed sanctions on Iraqi Al-Huda Bank for alleged money laundering for Iran. The Iraqi government has expressed a desire to move towards de-dollarization and strengthen its national currency.
Iraqi Finance Committee Calls for Sale of Oil in Currencies Other Than US Dollar to Counter Sanctions
The Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament made a statement on Wednesday calling for the sale of oil in currencies other than the US dollar, aiming to counter US sanctions on the Iraqi banking system.
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Global Economy Faces Recession Concerns, Declining Standards of Living, and Inflation
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Top 10 Tips for Failing to Build Community: A Demotivational Podcast
How can I (a terminally online person) completely and utterly FAIL to bring people together in the real world?
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“Cognitive Warfare: Exploiting Emotions and Technology in Modern Cyberwarfare”
Cognitive warfare is no longer science fiction. Cognitive warfare is a fact of the modern age and everyone, whether civilian or military, is a potential target. Cognitive attacks are aimed at exploiting emotions rooted in our subconscious, bypassing our rational conscious mind. This is achieved by exploiting biases, fallacies, emotions and automatisms, but also through nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology.
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Canada’s Population Growth Driven by Immigration from Third World Countries
Canada’s population grew by more than one million in 2022. This increase was equivalent to 2.7%. Such a rate would double Canada’s population in 26 years.
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Migrant Suspects in Times Square Cop Attack Released Without Bail, NYPD Official Calls Them “Cowards”
“You have eight people attacking a lieutenant and a cop. The four that were arrested should be sitting in Rikers [Island] right now on bail,” the disgusted chief told reporters, as he noted cops are still hunting for three more suspects.
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FBI Files Reveal Benjamin Netanyahu’s Connection to Illegal Nuclear Trigger Smuggling
On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.
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