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Daily Chronicles

The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in – as such, this thread is non-structured with the latest news on top. Kindly feel free to also use it as an open thread.


Wednesday, February 8

We are all counting.  I have such a feeling that this will force change.


Wednesday, February 8

Russia invited Roger Waters to address the UN Security Council today:


Wednesday, February 8

This is so good to see:  Updates from Syria mainly from Vanessa Beeley’s TG channel:

Indian plane has arrived at Damascus International Airport loaded with humanitarian and medical aid for the earthquake victims.

UAE plane just landed at Damascus with 10T of food, blankets and tents.

Venezuelan plane full of aid is landing tonight with a 20-strong rescue team. They will go first to Lattakia, then to Aleppo. Thank you Venezuelan Ambassador in Damascus.

Hezbollah sends aid convoys to quake-hit Syria, decries US-led sanctions

🔹The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says it has sent convoys of humanitarian aid to earthquake-affected areas in Syria in the wake of a devastating earthquake that struck the Arab country amid crippling Western sanctions.

Mexico Sends Beloved Rescue Dogs To Turkey – A team of at least 16 specialist rescue dogs and their masters have left Mexico to assist in the earthquake recovery efforts in Türkiye alongside army and navy representatives, foreign ministry officials, and Red Cross members.  The Belgian Malinois, Australian Sheepdogs, and Labradors – which became renowned for their work during Mexico’s 2017 earthquake disaster – will arrive at Adana airport near the quake’s epicenter.

Iraq annouces sending 28 fuel tankers to Syria


Wednesday, February 8:  She is cryptic and correct.


Wednesday, February 8

There are major problems with disaster relief into Syria – sanctions related.

Apparently the major and only border crossing between Syria and Turkey is closed.  There were some UN issues here but I did not follow it in detail – Syria refuses aid to the rebel held areas and now aid may not go into Syria as the US refuses to talk to the Syrian Government.   There was a massive GoFundMe, which was simply closed.  International airplanes carrying relief also cannot land because of sanctions.   Yet the sanctions meisters cannot let go of their evil.  There is a big cry across the world to simply suspend sanctions but that falls on deaf ears.  I wonder why they cannot use the Russian airbase?

China quite rightly says that the US has a geopolitical obsession.    https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285066.shtml

Vanessa Beeley, obviously tweeting on behalf of someone else.   There is much information if you scroll through her Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/VanessaBeeley

1/2 If not now? so when? Your unilateral sanctions killing the last hope of the Syrian people to survive, 12 years of War and we do keep trying to deal with the Inhumanity you apply to my country, but now everyone is responding to the earthquake in Turkey and north of Syria..
2/2..and you still brazenly forbid any action could be helpful to react to this catastrophic in Syria. The sanctions should be immediately lifted on Syria, to allow all the humanitarian aid to be brought into Syria to help the Syrian people. Wael Kassouha in Aleppo
Truckloads of aid are at least entering now through Iran.  Apparently and these things are hard to confirm now, a plane from Algeria loaded with aid has just landed at Aleppo airport.
Pepe says on his twitter: “ZERO solidarity. Not even a bloody telegram to Damascus. The “garden” will NOT provide aid to the earthquake-hit “jungle” in Syria. ILLEGAL US/EU sanctions prevent serious aid to arrive. “Rogue states” are all on the aid frontlines: Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela.”
I’ve seen India also participating in disaster relief.
Paul from the Sirius report says: Sadly and predictably the death toll in Turkey and Syria is rising but there are also amazing rescue stories too. The devastation to infrastructure and buildings is also immense. West’s behaviour towards Syria and the humanitarian aid and assistance it requires is outrageous.

UPDATE: 9,600 Dead In Türkiye-Syria Earthquake As Rescue Efforts Enter The Third Day.  According to authorities, the death toll in Syria has risen to 2,500, taking the total number of deaths from the catastrophe across Türkiye and the Arab Republic to over 9,600 combined.


Tuesday, February 7

Nuri Vittachi on Balloons


Former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark’s ties to Hunter Biden

Tuesday, February 7

Ecuador was one of the LatAm countries still caught in the entanglement of a western president.  They are now moving!


Monday, February 6th

We have a second Medvedev .. This Interior Minister of Turkiye is not speaking in words of diplomacy.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu issued an angry statement on Friday to US Ambassador to Ankara Jeffry Flake, demanding: “Take your dirty hands of Turkiye.”

According to Haberturk newspaper, Soylu added: “Every US ambassador who arrives in Turkiye is hurrying to find out how to make a coup possible in Turkiye.”

Addressing current US Ambassador Flake, Soylu asserted: “I address the US ambassador from here. I know the journalists you made write articles. Take your dirty hands off Turkiye. I’m being very clear.”

In other accusations to the US ambassador, the Turkish interior minister stated: “I very well know how you would like to create strife in Turkiye. Take your grinning face off from Turkiye.”

“Every US ambassador asks themselves how they can harm Turkiye. It has been one of Turkiye’s greatest misfortunes for years. They gather other ambassadors and try to give them advice. They do the same in Europe as US embassies run Europe,” Soylu noted in response to the US Embassy’s recent warning to its citizens in Turkiye against the danger of terrorist attacks in Istanbul. This came in a statement published by Western countries’ embassies. Some countries issued separate statements but relied on the direct US warning.”

And sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, because not even a full day later, Turkey and Syria suffer strong earthquakes.


Sunday, February 5

There’s something poetic in the fact that the only US military victory in over 30 years was against a balloon 


Sunday, February 5

Today the supposed price cap from the G7 countries on Russian Oil Products such as diesel and fuel comes into effect. Russia has already retaliated and will not export. I wonder what is going to happen with 3rd countries that buy Russian products and re-export? This one is interesting.

Refiners Circumvent Russian Oil Sanctions With Dirhams

Concerned over the future of trading in US Dollars, especially if Russian crude rises above the price cap, Indian Refiners are using UAE’s currency and mostly conducting the trade through Dubai based traders.

The State Bank Of India has even started to clear the Dirham payments, having previously declined to do so.

Financial Institutions have in the past been cautious of clearing payments in fear of accidentally violating the sanctions thus forcing refiners to seek out alternate ways.

What sanctions?


Sunday, February 5

It has become a holy war!  Russian society is militarizing.  This is an interesting discussion -Russian Born American, Abrams Tank Commander, Returned Home to Russia


Sunday, February 5

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Steve from Oz
Steve from Oz
1 month ago

“the only US military victory in over 30 years was against a balloon”

You’ve a wicked sense of humour..

I wish I’d thought of it. : ))) 

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve from Oz

From chi-com with LOVE (2nd try) https://t.me/geromanat/4961 now MOR propaganda point scoring action required! calling lil blinkie dont be a chicken sh!t pussy! Will USSA PLS invade save TW-pirate-island already 😛 be well be safe p/s hmmmm… which is cheaper to MASS MANUFACTURE? balloons or drones?! 😀 p/s the tw-pirate-island… Read more »

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  QC?

For some who didnt get the YUGE seriousness of ‘national security’ https://t.me/c/1539248264/52508 The operation to neutralize the Chinese balloon involved: – 5th generation F-22 Raptor fighters (one of them hit the balloon with an AIM-9X missile), – F-15 fighter-bombers, – Coast Guard helicopter MH-60, – US Navy auxiliary ship USS… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
1 month ago

More color was provided by Lone Wolf on the catastrophe of German tanks to the Ukraine. This is really the cherry on top.. ——–‘ Not so simple. Herr Scholz-ler is sending 14 Leopard-2, and 88 Leopard-1. 14/88 is a common nazi symbol used by nazi scum for endorsement of white… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

“À Dieu my friends, bonne chance, merci…” Bienvenue mes ami, merci a kiss or two of Hershey’s warm cuppa chocolate to still many a sea’s stormy chill recline on soft padded bamboo in the Salon, the tempest eschew  inner lights and dreams renew Hearty Greetings amigos. Our new Salon is open.. get to… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

Sudhi & Poets, your dream came true… our new Cafe, called the Salon, is active. Some construction is still underway, but we’re largely there. A will give a technical tutorial soon. If you could post something using email authentication on the old Cafe, then you should be good to go… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

Merci pour votre altruisme, votre obligeance et votre authenticité. A jolly poem, I must say – at shores of stormy seas we will have a cup of tea be it in a cafe or the Salon come the tempest or a storm we will carry everyone along serving those who… Read more »

North East
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

Hi Amarynth, I noticed there’s no door for the Salon (registration link).

Ersim
Ersim
1 month ago

It would be very interesting to know how much Amewreckan taxpayers money was flushed down the toilet for such an idiotic and meaningless “dangerous mission”. 💰🚽

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

Re: And sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, because not even a full day later, Turkey and Syria suffer strong earthquakes.

This guy happened to know just before it occured. With plausible deniability of planetary alignment

Nazis can’t help boasting of their Wunderwaffen. I’ve got HAARP, what ya got?

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

SO? what do you recommend turkey/syria serve back?

be well be safe
p/s some birdy was singing back then… smth like chairman kim has that toy too! …but I give ‘them’ the credit, this one was swift! (almost rushed and naked fingerprints everywhere)

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  QC?

There’s many things they can do and which lie under their control.. among them, honestly use appropriate building materials and follow specified engineering codes in a heavily earthquake-prone zone. Geopolitically, foremost continue current trajectory of kicking AZE out of the region. Türkiye can stop trying to sit on three chairs at once.… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
1 month ago

Mercouris postulated interesting POV regarding the Chinese balloon.. a sweet semi-cold revenge for Pelosi’s visit last summer to be well’s favorite island.. to induce the same humiliated impotence. And the timing! (1) To force Little Blinkie into a zugzwang and (2) mere days before XJP skips over to Moscau to meet… Read more »

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

AHH mate 🙂 very astute!!! are you sure you are not Larch’s twins?! He knows A LOT! and I know you know A LOT too many not for family viewing grade! anyhow take all the time you need 🙂 I look forward to your insights 🙂 I will continue to… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  QC?

Wait be well. Don’t equate me with Larch. I’ve got a quarter century or more to go to accumulate a similar register of shenanigans. He was ancient in roguery before I was even born. But give me time. We shall see who laughs last.  Btw, Older Alex concurs with our understanding that… Read more »

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Ersim
Ersim
1 month ago

I wonder if the Chinese balloon has any relation to the Chinese Lantern Festival even though the balloon was white. 🤔

Sudhi
Sudhi
1 month ago

The Russian Foreign Ministry has dismissed proposals issued this week in Washington by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Under Secretary, Victoria Nuland. Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova has confirmed that Russia’s military plan for the Ukraine will not be interrupted or delayed. https://youtu.be/o3PbvWdweMY “It is not necessary to… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago
Reply to  Sudhi

What a delightful revelation Maria is amidst the soup-like fog of the latest edition of WW1, as she calls out the situation on the ground, and these repulsive treasonous warmongering creatures that Russia has to suffer. Sadly even this powerful talk is unlikely to register with this current crop of… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

The devastating earthquake in SE Turkey is doubly distressing. First, it appears the largest in about a century, which will horribly affect the lives of millions. Second, it takes place in a critical location for Turkey – its soft spot, the Kurdish lands… Turkish dismemberment has been the goal for centuries… Read more »

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North East
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

So it appears that Turkey has a particularly tough surprise exam on color revolution in the near future. I hope they’ve studied well enough to pass. We all know how the government of Pakistan fared in their last quiz after assuring everybody that they were ready.

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  North East

yes. and more critical than Pakistan to world peace. Imagine a hostile regime taking over, which closes the Straits to Russia and openly supports NATO attacks on Russia?? Fortunately, Erdogan gutted their armed forces, especially the air force officer corps, since 2016 coup attempt. And land component which used to… Read more »

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QC?
QC?
1 month ago

Ritter’s fan has a treat here!!! SR spells out what mr smoothie has been saying for years, ‘the americans CANNOT fight and win a modern war’ and here’s how and why – (1st hr of the 4) ULTIMATE Ukraine War Update: Scott Ritter and Richard Medhurst https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vh4toMKI0E Warning!!! COLD HARD… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
1 month ago

India on Tuesday sent to Turkey relief materials, a mobile hospital, and specialised search and a rescue team of 99 members in two C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft to help the country in the wake of the devastating earthquake and multiple aftershocks. The team comprises medical specialists and is equipped… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

As we discussed last Daily Chronicles, part of the balloongate is to personalize the hatred of Chinese among US-Americans, to raise the perception of threat as this useful YT notes. The same PsyWar process was started for Russia via electoral “Russiagate” during Trump’s time.. one trick ponies…

QC?
QC?
1 month ago

The last time these 3 gentleman discuss ukie-war event … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALE6S_MmVew It was ‘very good’ 🙂 If you have time for a history train… OUT NOW! IN-DEPTH: Chinese-Russian History with Mark Sleboda & Carl Zha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpNzv4zwzes time just flows and… I enjoyed it! 🙂 thank you all 3 gentlemen 🙂… Read more »

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
1 month ago

amarynth, do you (or anyone) know how we can send money to syria’s/turkey’s earthquake victims? thank you.

emersonreturn
emersonreturn
1 month ago
Reply to  amarynth

very much appreciated, amarynth. here in the bladder of empire, all outlets are overseen by the likes of ms freeland.

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  emersonreturn

friends 🙂 bless your heart 🙂 I would suggest you contact embassy or consulate of the countries directly affected … and if uneventful – perhaps also other REAL HUMANITARIAN countries that rushed the medics and rescue team there: Rus Chi India Iran etc (DIRECTLY) p/s here its become blatant, if… Read more »

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  QC?

after looking deeper into the fault lines and solar flares (and aliens activities) this Questionable Character is now asking… Whether this is dark arts from USSA+ (the magnitude suggest its beyond their ‘capability’ unless they really got lucky hitting the ‘domino effect’) OR if its the act of god/GOD …… Read more »

QC?
QC?
1 month ago
Reply to  QC?

Some of us has ‘GOWN UP’ 🙂 A Venezuelan plane breaches the US blockade and arrives at Damascus International Airport loaded with relief aid for those affected by the earthquake!  #Syria pic.twitter.com/pG2FLoyg9b Apocalypsis Apocalypseos 🅉 (@apocalypseos) February 9, 2023 US blockade? maybe all anti-US countries should send them a balloon each… from (your country)… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  QC?

This is a golden opportunity to breach wide open all illegal sanctions. They were the cowards’ spiteful measure after they lost the Syrian war. China has now demanded an end to them. As Amarynth documents above, now even GCC poodles rush to breach them.  What many do not understand is Damascus, the oldest continuously… Read more »

emersonreturn
emersonreturn
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

thank you, ahh (i love the beauty & relaxation of a tender exhale), for your sublime summary of syrian history. i knew some & as a result have followed syria’s recent history with grief & prayers. as you say, the courage & sagacity of the people are humbling & awe… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  emersonreturn

You’re welcome emerson. I am still learning on Syria. It was the central battleground during the first crusades too. In fact if you observe them they are one of the true melting pots. All muslims and Christians and allies flocked there over the several millennia, mostly to fight similar merciless invaders.… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

while some IT guys ran from Russia at the beginning of the SMO, confused by western PR and fearful of being drafted, one Muscovite left his cushy job and volunteered with a Donbass militia on the front working with drones. This is his amazing story.