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September 29, 2022

The Morning Report — 9/29/22

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Good morning kids. Thursday, and after slamming into Florida's Gulf Coast as a category 4 storm, Hurricane Ian has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. I have not seen reports of any deaths but there is of course massive flooding and massive damage. Prayers for those of you affected as the cleanup and recovery gets underway. The usual gaggle of jackals and hacks in and out of the media are of course desperate to use this as a means to both damage probable GOP frontrunner and the Junta's greatest nemesis Ron DeSantis and as proof that manmade climate change is real. It ain't working. DeSantis and his team have been way out in front of this and have prepared as best as any people possibly could. From competence to leadership to character, suffice it to say they are the exact opposite of Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco in every way possible. And the exact opposite of Biden and his merry band of criminally irresponsible psychos in D.C.

They really are out of their freaking minds, or in the case of Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants, whatever functioning neurons that have not yet melted out of his skull.

The [so-called quote-unquote "president"] appeared to call for Republican Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski to stand up for acknowledgement at a White House conference on nutrition and health Wednesday, seemingly forgetting the congresswoman died in a car crash in August. ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega questioned Jean-Pierre on why he made this mistake during Wednesday’s press briefing.

“The president was, as you all know, you guys were watching today’s event — a very important event on food insecurity,” Jean-Pierre said. “The president was naming congressional champions on this issue and was acknowledging her incredible work. He had already planned to welcome the congresswoman’s family to the White House on Friday. There will be a bill-signing in her honor this coming Friday, so of course she was on his mind. She was on top of mind for the president. He very much looks forward to discussing her remarkable legacy of public service with them when he sees her family this coming Friday.”

. . . The reporter then repeated the [so-called quote-unquote "president’s"] remarks at the event, where he said, “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? She must not be here.” The press secretary repeated her answer of the congresswoman “being on top of mind” for the [so-called quote-unquote "president"] and mentioning the upcoming signing."

Right now, the only thing Biden is good at being on top of is the nearest 12-year-old girl and two scoops of Ben & Jerry's Rachel Corrie Crunch.

Despite the laughable attempts of his Malveaux-munching mop-top mouthpiece to explain away his latest uncontrolled oopsie, the brain capacity of the Delaware Demento is the least of our problems, at least not directly. We can rag on him all we want but with every aspect of our nation going up in flames as a result of the policies inflicted on us by those who installed The Big Guy as the front guy, the race to see who gets the prize for most insane is neck and neck. I mean, he has dementia. What the hell is Ron Klain's, Susan Rice's and Valerie Jarrett's collective excuse?

This week, both of the undersea Russian natural pipelines that supply Germany—Nord Stream 1 and 2—apparently have been attacked. No one has claimed responsibility, but former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski on Twitter thanked the United States. Our government was never particularly happy about either of these pipelines, nor Germany’s diffidence about reducing its use of them, and now they have been blown up. 

If this was undertaken by the United States—and this string of analytical tweets is pretty persuasive—this is simply the latest in a series of escalations. These include the earlier provision of HIMARS systems and whatever intelligence support our forces provided to help the Ukrainians sink the Russian ship Slava, as well as the large presence of English-speaking western contractors in the recent Kharkov offensive. 

Assuming this escalation is part of a strategy, there is some logic to it all. With American-rival Russia and the American “frenemy” of Western Europe constrained by the war, the United States is an intended winner, much as it was from World War II, where most of the fighting was done overseas. If Germany intended to reach a separate peace and trade deal with Russia over the winter, this is no longer an option. 

While the United States is spending a lot of money, it is also creating conditions to enhance its status as the chief supplier of green energy and LNG infrastructure to Europe, enhancing their economic dependency on us. Unsurprisingly, the British Pound and the Euro have been falling precipitously in relation to the American dollar as the war has dragged on. 

One deficiency of the American strategy is the (presumably) unintentional benefit to China, which now gets cheaper Russian energy and has a captive market for its exports. Similarly, our impact on Europe and Russia is raising the profile of would-be regional hegemons, Turkey and Iran, each of which have been able to put their domestic military industries on prominent display. 

While most of these results may be the intention of decision-makers, as with much else the government does, there is a gap between their view and the objective interests of the people they govern. Does the average American really benefit from deepening our commitment to this war and encouraging Russian escalation? Do our European allies benefit from paying five times more for natural gas and electricity, because of sanctions and blown up pipelines? . . .

. . . It is not certain that the United States took out the pipelines, but it appears likely. If it is true, under what principle of morality or international law could the United States deem a Russian response a provocation? What if Russia decided to take out a liquid natural gas facility, such as the one outside Boston, or sabotage one of our many military bases in Europe, or the Alaska pipeline for that matter? . . .

. . . The Cold War was scary enough, and that’s when guys in short-sleeved white shirts with high IQs and wearing hipster glasses before they were cool were figuring things out at the RAND Corporation. Our foreign policy is now run by melodramatic theater majors and the half-educated products of the Ivy League. This creature, for example, is now responsible for preventing nuclear sabotage.

Ho. Lee. Fook.

Tucker points out that there is no good reason at all for Russia to have sabotaged these pipelines. Why would the Russians render inoperable the source of their economic leverage over Europe? I mean, maybe they did do it, but it's hard to understand why, given that if they wanted to cut off gas to Europe, they have the power without destroying their own equipment.

But, as Tucker points out, it's not hard at all to understand why the US would want the pipelines damaged. He airs clips of Joe Biden and the State Department's Victoria Nuland saying earlier this year that if Russia invades Ukraine, it would be a shame if something happened to Nord Stream. Well, they were more forceful than that:

. . . if Putin invades, than (in Biden's words) "there will be no longer a Nord Stream... We will bring an end to it."

. . . One could certainly see why sabotaging Nord Stream benefits the US. We didn't want Europe to get Nord Stream in the first place, because it would make Europe dependent on Russian gas. This is perfectly reasonable, from an American point of view. However, if Washington sabotaged those pipelines in the middle of the Ukraine-Russia war, that would mean an insane escalation of the war, to sabotaging critical infrastructure. Think about it: if Russia can't deliver gas to Europe anyway, because the pipelines are too damaged, that makes it harder to make peace and restore energy flow to Europe. This fits Washington's policy goals. That doesn't mean Washington is responsible for this sabotage, but there's a lot more reason for Washington to have blown the pipelines up than for Russia. . .

. . . Think about it: winter is soon arriving in Europe. If European peoples get tired of being cold, and/or paying a fortune for heating, they may take to the streets to demand that their governments push for peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, so that the flow of Russian gas can start again. But now, with the Nord Stream pipelines badly damaged, that possibility has been foreclosed, has it not?

So, Biden — and when I use his name I refer not to him but the Kalorama Klown Komintern because right now Biden is talking to people he's going to be joining in the Choir Invisible very soon — committed an act of war against both Russia and Germany, so as to give the US the advantage in selling our fossil fuels to Europe. Fuels that he and his party have declared war on because they allegedly threaten all life on earth. Remember, gentle reader, according to the top brass in the War Department (yeah, all things considered, let's revert back to the original name in deference to truth in advertising), the greatest threats to our national security are "climate change" and "white supremacy."

Funny how the Global Reset Mafia (who own outright, or for sure are in bed with, the Kaloramans) who are hell bent on destroying fossil fuels and making us eat bugs were put on the back foot when much of Europe decided to hell with Green Energy and looked longingly at coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear. Funny also how the Biden Crime Family have been up to their necks in graft with Ukraine, considered to be one of the most, if not the most corrupt government on the planet.

And look-ee here! Biden is sending another $1.1 billion dollars to Zelensky which no doubt will piss off an already enraged, and flailing, Vladimir Putin, whose life is now literally on the line if he does not deliver something that legitimately resembles a victory in Ukraine, and soon.

Yes, my friends. Stolen elections indeed have consequences, including the prospect of "getting our hair mussed" but good.


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