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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. The rough theme for this Daily Chronicles:  Machiavelli

But since it is difficult for a ruler to be both feared and loved, it is much safer to be feared than loved, if one of the two must be lacking. For this can generally be said of men: that they are ungrateful, fickle, liars and deceivers, avoiders of danger, greedy for profit; and as long as you serve their welfare, they are entirely yours, offering you their blood, possessions, life and children…when the occasion to do so is not in sight; but when you are faced with it, they turn against you. And that prince who lays his foundations on their promises alone, finding himself stripped of other preparations, falls to ruin… For men are less concerned with hurting someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared, because love is held by a link of obligation which, since men are wretched creatures, is broken every time their own interests are at stake; but fear is held by a dread of punishment which will never leave you.


2 minutes news on China, where the three foreign office spokespeople are now popular influencers.  Well, I watched them before the Chinese discovered them lol – better than the movies!

Li Keqiang’s report at the Two Sessions
US-sanctioned companies at the Two Sessions
Douyin contests the e-commerce market
Chinese diplomats on social networks


 

Saturday, March 11

Yanis Varoufakis brutally attacked by group of thugs in Athens

Yanis Varoufakis brutally attacked by group of thugs in Athens


Saturday, March 11

A Mexican drug cartel with style:

Mexican Drug Cartel Apologizes for Kidnapping & Killing US Citizens, Turns in Gang Members Responsible (reports)

The Scorpions Group – a splinter faction of the Gulf Cartel – ‘strongly condemned’ the actions of ‘undisciplined’ members involved in the fatal armed abduction (https://t.me/RT_India_official/13838) last week and handed them over to authorities, according to a letter obtained by Associated Press.

It also accused the individuals of breaking the cartel’s rules over ‘protecting the lives of the innocent’ – a photo of 5 men bound and face down on the pavement accompanied the letter.

Several US senators have recently called for 🇺🇸military intervention to curb Mexican drug cartels – 🇲🇽 President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has denounced the appeals saying it would meddle with the country’s sovereignty.

What is missing in all the reports about this incident, are details about the tourists.  And that is a whole other story.  The little that I could obtain, is that the four of them all have been busted for drugs before, and that so far, there was no reason for them to be where they were.  They had no destination, far as I can see, only one of them said she was going for a tummy tuck.  The subsequent statements of US lawmakers are as bloodthirsty as ever.


Friday March 10

Iran, Saudi Arabia: This is fascinating.  Trilateral, so the Chinese played some role.  Here is the piece at Tasnim:  https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2023/03/10/2865380/iran-saudi-arabia-reach-d%C3%A9tente-in-china

(Now, what about Yemen?)


Friday March 10

The hypocrisy of the EU and the West – Lavrov commented on the events in Georgia on the air of the program «Большая игра» on Channel One:

– Borrell’s statements on the situation in Georgia are hypocritical. The situation around the bill on foreign agents was only a reason for the beginning of an attempt to force a change of power

– The attitude of the West to the opposition protests in Georgia and Moldova is fundamentally different

– Russia’s neighbors should draw conclusions from how dangerous the course of involvement in the zone of interests of the United States is

– The events in Georgia are “orchestrated” from the outside, they are pushed by the desire to create an irritant at the borders of Russia

– In the West, they were waiting for an excuse to “cling” to Russia.


Thursday, March 9

Syria Vote

There was a vote in the US House on withdrawing troops from Syria.  Overwhelming NO – too much oil to pilfer I guess.


Thursday, March 9

Russian Retaliatory strike

Russia stated that due to what happened in the Bryansk region of their country, Moscow launched a massive retaliatory strike overnight across all of Ukraine.  We will get updates from the Russian MoD.

UPDATE:

💥In response to the terrorist acts in the Bryansk region organised by the Kiev regime on 2 March this year, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out a massive retaliatory strike.

💥High-precision, long-range air-, sea- and land-based weapons, including the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system, hit key elements of Ukraine’s military infrastructure, defence and industrial complex enterprises, as well as energy facilities that support them.

💥The purpose of the strike has been achieved. All the assigned targets have been neutralised. The strike destroyed unmanned drone strike sites, disrupted the movement of reserves and railway transport of foreign weapons, and impeded military repair and ammunition production facilities.

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.  https://t.me/mod_russia_en/6409


Thursday, March 9

The Pentagon is blocking the U.S. from sharing evidence on Russian atrocities in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court, officials said. Military leaders fear setting a precedent that might pave the way for it to prosecute Americans. nyti.ms/3J1SOPB

They’ve just put themselves in an unwinnable position. 

The US government wants to attack Russia at the International Criminal Court, but is afraid of legitimizing it, because US officials could be tried for their own, endless war crimes. (The US still is not a party to the Rome Statute that established the ICC).  Also, they cannot afford a real investigation into ‘Russian atrocities’ as their own atrocities may then be brought into the light.


Thursday, March 9
Pakistan’s US-backed coup regime has prohibited broadcasts of speeches by overthrown PM Imran Khan. It also banned rallies from his PTI party, violently repressing his supporters. The coup regime is blatantly trying to rig the April 30 election. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/3/8/pakistan-pm-imran-khan-says-government-trying-to-arrest-disqualify-me 

Wednesday, March 8

Comments from Xi Jinping and Qin Gang are arguably the most important of these days.  The growing consensus is that the meaning is that China has accepted that it cannot be a partner of the US and in a Machiavellian way, the US speaks one language and does another.  Xi Jinping talks about the harm to humanity which Ben Norton explains in his video.  This will be the basis of how China reforms its diplomatic relations, in order to oppose a single hegemon and the threat to China.


Women Hold Up Half the Sky – Mao Zedong


Wednesday, March 8

Four US citizens went to Mexico.  They got themselves in a drug cartel shootout says the first story.  Two died, one is injured and the other is alive.  This story is amazing enough in this explanation of it, as cartels do not necessarily mess with or mix with ordinary travelers.  Now the story has morphed and they were kidnapped, says the press.  The Mexican cartels have long since stopped with a kidnapping racket because it brought too much trouble for them.  (No, I don’t have press on this, just gossip, but also there were no kidnappings in years).    Mexico is always a cheap punchbag for US lawmakers so, they are using this sad event of course.  Lindsey Graham, a senator, is now discussing legislation to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations and authorize the use of military force against them (ON MEXICAN SOIL).  So, they want to fall into Mexico which does them no harm.  This senator has support for this.  I don’t know what those tourists were doing.   If I blunder into the wrong area in the US, I may also be done away with.   

Graham says he will introduce bill to ‘set the stage’ for US to use military force in Mexico

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/lindsey-graham-puts-mexico-on-notice-with-military-force-warning/ar-AA18k31I


Wednesday, March 8

This is too funny:


Wednesday, March 8

Dmitry Peskov:  Western media reports seeking to identify those responsible for explosions that ruptured the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines have the hallmarks of a synchronized misinformation campaign.

Of course a “pro-Ukrainian group” was behind the September attack on the pipelines,  It’s called the US.

Nevertheless the new dossier is being built to pin the tail not on the donkey, but on Ukraine.  https://www.rt.com/news/572636-west-knows-nord-stream-culprit/

(Soon we will see pics of perfect seawater-preserved passports with their diving certification in a pocket and they will be picked up on the seabed from the bottom of the ocean just underneath the break in the Nordstream pipes.)


Wednesday, March 8

US Proxy Jailed in Cambodia for Treason Amid US Meddling Region-wide in Asia

▪️US meddling is far from confined to Ukraine as part of its proxy war with Russia. The US pursues a similar policy against China by targeting nations all across China’s periphery;

▪️US government through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries has sponsored opposition parties and organizations in Cambodia for years including Kem Sokha’s Cambodian National Rescue Party;

▪️In 2017 Kem Sokha openly admitted to working with the US to overthrow the Cambodian government in a Washington-sponsored Serbia-style color revolution;

▪️Cambodia has now jailed Kem Sokha for 27 years for treason;

▪️The US government, Western media, and Western “rights” groups in concert are falsely claiming the charges are “fabricated,” illustrating how the West uses human rights advocacy as a smokescreen to advance US foreign policy objectives;


Wednesday, March 8

Artemovsk – This morning, Yevgeny Prigozhin reported that Russian forces have taken control of the entire eastern part of the city.

There is however still many competing views here, and we have to wait for the Russian MoD for such an announcement.


Wednesday, March 8

Georgia – The USA and the West want to organize a coup d’état in Georgia! In this revolutionary scenario, subversive groups launched from Ukraine are actively participating.
They have their very powerful well-financed non-governmental organizations, liberal-nationalist, and Russophobic groups in Georgia, which have the greatest informational-technological mechanisms for instrumentalizing people’s moods.
But if the government is not able to prevent the color revolutionary scenario planned by the US State Department, the US Embassy in Georgia and the European Parliament, the healthy conservative, anti-liberal wing of the Georgian society is ready to resist and suppress the revolutionary scenario announced by the Anglo-Saxons, which aims at provoking conflict escalation in the Caucasus region.

The jokes go that Cookies Nuland is baking already.

Western countries are openly whipping up a violent mob to stop a law that would simply identify their agents.

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Sudhi
Sudhi
23 days ago

Code of honor of a Russian officer.  Compiled in 1904, and relevant forever. 1. Do not promise if you are not sure that you will keep the promise. 2. Keep yourself simple, with dignity, without foppishness. 3. It is necessary to remember the boundary where complete politeness ends and servility… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
23 days ago
Reply to  Sudhi

In the same year of 1904, as the Brits were laying the firewood for WW1, their imperial geographer Halford Mackinder published another work which is relevant forever for the Dark Side: “The Geographical Pivot of History.” This has been refined some since, but the general concept holds.. the Ukraine for… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
23 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Understand they cannot
and Russia will forgive not 
Hence the room to slumber
for those without a number

AHH
AHH
23 days ago

They found the seaworthy passports!

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
23 days ago

BRITAIN WANTS TO ESCALATE INTO A DIRECT WAR WITH RUSSIA Tobias Ellwood, the Chair of the UK Parliamentary Defence Select Committee, is now calling for a direct war with Russia. Essentially he wants a head-on collision. https://rumble.com/v2c4las-breaking-u.k.-pushes-direct… … quoting (at the 45-minute mark) this lunatic’s latest statement regarding the war… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
23 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

Col, click on this image icon. It will then ask you to choose from various sources in your device — My Files, Photos, Gallery, Camera, etc.. according to your device. Then click on what you want, and it automatically uploads once you enter “Done.” Be patient and you should see the… Read more »

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
23 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Awesome, thanks AHH!… I missed seeing that icon.

Will test now and add a photo of the idiotic Ellwood that belongs with my post above…

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QC?
QC?
23 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

Col mate 🙂 lil brits are called ‘攪屎棍’ in the east and has been famous for that for hundred of years… just dont tell them 🙂 you can search or translate it yourself… I am not paying this karmic bill 😛 be well be safe p/s Happy Woman Day 🙂… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
22 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Upon searching, found the meaning of “攪屎棍” according to Wiktionary to be –
1. (derogatory, figuratively) troublemaker
2. (historical) shit stick (small piece of wood or bamboo used to clean the anus after defecation)
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%94%AA%E5%B1%8E%E6%A3%8D
This definition may be wrong,
but it’s quite appropriate…

emersonreturn
emersonreturn
22 days ago

i’m still reeling. blinken & jill have awarded the woman who murdered the children’s parents & then dressed in their mother’s clothes & took the children hostage to escape from the azov plant in mariupol an award for courage on international women’s day top that with the vote to continue… Read more »

AHH
AHH
22 days ago
Reply to  emersonreturn

The honoring of open nazis reinforces the message of hatred. They hate Russians and want them to know, in the most public and sacrosanct of ways. It burns bridges and leaves no avenue of escaping the coming confrontation for the residual sane and “realists” amongst them.  Stanford University had a… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
22 days ago
Reply to  AHH

If I remember correctly, she was caught fleeing from Mariupol with children whose parents were murdered by the Azov Nazis. Later, she was exchanged as a POW.

emersonreturn
emersonreturn
22 days ago
Reply to  Sudhi

you may be right…i don’t recall her being exchanged as a prisoner of war (aren’t pow military?). i remember she was the assassin, not a hostage. & that russian military allowed her to leave. possibly in exchange for a castrated russian soldier? or possibly b/c she was a mother with… Read more »

emersonreturn
emersonreturn
22 days ago
Reply to  AHH

thank you, ahh, i recall the stanford shame. my deceased husband’s old school. his best friend & well respected mathematician was an unapologetic stalinist. he was tenured & brilliant & the department simply had to leave him alone. sometimes it’s hard to remember how much times have changed. i recall… Read more »

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Larchmonter445
Larchmonter445
22 days ago
Syria Vote" Read more »

Only way the US leaves Syria is in a convoy of trucks carrying a hundred or so body bags. They have to suffer a humiliation. Iran or Russia could deliver it with missiles and drones. So far, neither has. So the hegemon trains ISIS terrorists, holds thousands of refugees as… Read more »

AHH
AHH
22 days ago
Reply to  Larchmonter445

Yes, so it has always been for end-stage Hegemony. The US vote is a sham. Matt Gaetz who sponsored it is a Trump tool, who himself gave away the game. RINOs virtue signal. The vote is actually a signal to Kurds and others the occupation will be maintained, come hell… Read more »

emersonreturn
emersonreturn
22 days ago
Reply to  AHH

brilliant summation, thank you, ahh. you’ve sprung the strategy as deftly as an indonesian bronze pineapple revealing it’s hidden liquor. i don’t know if you’ve read lavrov’s remarks on israel today? he referred to it as occupied palestine & that the issue of palestine needs to be resolved. as colin… Read more »

AHH
AHH
22 days ago
Reply to  emersonreturn

Russians are decent folks and affronted by unending zionist crimes. Indeed all folks worldwide are incensed. Their conduct is a assault on all men of honor since such barbaric oppression is a stain on all humans. Even those who hate islam and muslims hate them for it! All sense such… Read more »

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
21 days ago
Reply to  AHH

& this morning, incredible news! china brokers a peace deal between iran & saudi arabia. happy day for (i hope) yemen, syria, lebanon & the entire world.

thank you for sharing roh—what an unforgettable day.

AHH
AHH
22 days ago

Two metrics for nuclear war arrived today.. (1) I agree with Mercouris’ take on the recent rollout of Avril Haines’ February US intelligence report and senate session. (Smoothies latest video had a field day…) In it, Smoothie’s favorite erotic book reader has kindly built in a clause for casus belli with China.… Read more »

Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
22 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Hi AHH It’s all very sobering as major escalation becomes more and more inevitable by the day. I thought for a 35-minute summary of some background history and the current situation this one is about as good as it gets… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCDiw6eg04E It really makes me wonder where we all would… Read more »

AHH
AHH
22 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

Yes, agreed. Ritter and MacGregor are welcome lights in our dark times. Here’s another of MacGregor. To paraphrase muslim and christian eschatologists, prayer can delay Armageddon. No sane person should wish for it. It may be baked in and decreed, but its time can be extended into the future if… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
21 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Dear AHH, thought you might be interested in this article about “The Fourth Kingdom” by MonkeyWerx. 

https://www.monkeywerxus.com/blog/the-fourth-kingdom

AHH
AHH
21 days ago
Reply to  Sudhi

Thx Sudhi, thought provoking. Isn’t this Sean’s flights tracker guy who recently went to Israel? I am leery of evangelicals. I disagree with much he says, including rapture, etc. but the general geopolitical trend is widely accepted and indeed self-evident.  Much is fear porn though. They deem they can control us… Read more »

Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
21 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Yes AHH… you said… “I am leery of evangelicals”… well, that makes two of us! Just by sheer chance, I happened to stumble on a Rialto-aired documentary on this subject last night. It illustrates just how utterly convoluted the contradictory beliefs of “Jews” and Gentiles are – especially in terms… Read more »

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Sudhi
Sudhi
20 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Thanks AHH, for responding with your views. Not that I believe in evangelism, but we get little tidbits from here and there, which then constitute our understanding. The Mahabharata war lasted for eighteen days, and so my interpretation is that the present conflict should last for eighteen months. If not,… Read more »

AHH
AHH
22 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

Another missed big move in the recent wave of attacks on the Ukraine were SEVEN Khinzals launched by Russians (per Ukies, who invariably lie, but even so!). Ritter makes excellent point the air campaign is its own strategic front, shaping and degrading, even without an offensive. So this was not merely… Read more »

QC?
QC?
22 days ago

okie last rant post from me … until the next New Daily Australia To Buy 5 US Nuclear-Powered Submarines In Deal To Counter China Price tag of $3 billion each… SO? trade with china down to toilet (except some iro ore which should be adjusted soon)… what exactly does aust export?… Read more »

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
21 days ago

MY SATURDAY MORNING RANT SILICON VALLEY BANK… THE FIRST FEDERALLY INSURED U$ BANK TO GO TITS UP IN 2023 And it most certainly won’t be the last. With outrageous leverage, shrinking equity, and not to mention the effects of systemic spread of contagion as this effect start to kick in,… Read more »

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
21 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

“Wall Street’s four biggest banks – JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley – shed $55 billion in combined market value Thursday with investors rattled by the implosion of SVB and Silvergate, according to data from Refinitiv.” …quoted from… https://www.businessinsider.in/…/articleshow/98547418.cms The opening markets on Monday could be very… Read more »

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
21 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

brilliant post, colin! as a benign speck in empire’s urinal tract (canada being no more important no less relevant) i don’t particularly like it, but brilliant & long desired. please, colin, i’d love your take on china’s brokered deal between iran & saudi arabia; it’s implication for the petrodollar etc.,… Read more »

Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
21 days ago
Reply to  emersonreturn

All good emersonreturn… it just so happens that I wrote a brief piece on this new deal this morning for a mate here in New Sheepland… so here it is – a copy and paste of my 2 cents worth… China has just brokered a huge cooperative deal between Saudi… Read more »

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

terrific summation. thank you very much, colin, you’ve nailed it. i hope michael hudson comments on the brokered deal too. pepe has a post on strategic culture (not on the deal so much as the petro$) (i’m sure amarynth will post it here soon). pepe covers some fascinating notions on… Read more »

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
20 days ago
Reply to  emersonreturn

Yeah emersonreturn – Azerbaijan is a festering sore in the Caucasus. The dispute over land around Nagororno-Karabakh has never been resolved in the entire 30 years since the fall of the Soviet Union. This is centred around the Armenian separative move that seeks to split from Azerbaijan and become part… Read more »

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
20 days ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

thank you, colin, for taking the time to succinctly explain to me what’s unfolding & what brought us here. i appreciate how gently you led me through the maze. so u$ backs armenia, israel backs azerbaijan both hoping to ignite chaos. we have so many molecules colliding, thank heaven the… Read more »

QC?
QC?
21 days ago

Sorry I had to break my promise NOT to show my “S’ until new daily 🙂 … its abit too important … and its WY 🙂 original in chinese: https://www.news.cn/politics/leaders/2023-03/11/c_1129425595.htm -begin- (Translate by G-bot) Wang Yi: The conversation of Arab-Iran-Beijing is a victory of peace 2023-03-11 00:19:16 Source: Xinhuanet Xinhua… Read more »

QC?
QC?
21 days ago
Reply to  QC?

MoA has extended analysis 🙂

Mediated By China Iran And Saudi Arabia Restore Ties – There Are Winners And Losers
… with joint statement link 🙂

be well be safe

AHH
AHH
21 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Yes, quads are more respectable and stable arrangement than tricycles, no? Very jarring! The note is off! Re: [Tasnim News Agency photo above:] “… reopen their embassies within the next two months.” Two months is an eternity among the desert Bedouins! may KSA & Iran live to consummate these nuptials!… Read more »

AHH
AHH
21 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Thos is image I meant

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
20 days ago
Reply to  AHH

hope is a seedling rising to meet the sun. we can understand iran’s circumspect countenance, the saudis are very like their former friends, non agreement capable. still both bridal parties want to join the brics, & be a big part of the bri, & i think china & russia have… Read more »

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Larchmonter445
Larchmonter445
21 days ago
Iran, Saudi Arabia:" Read more »

Brilliant move to change from probable war to diplomatic talks which are heading for economic relations giving Saudi investment opportunities inside Iran, which pulls the rug out from EU on sanctions on Iran and removes a large military potential that Israel would use against Iran. The behind scenes by China… Read more »

Larchmonter445
Larchmonter445
21 days ago
The hypocrisy of the EU and the West" Read more »

The US is stirring trouble in the Rimland, especially the countries bordering Russia directly. However, we saw how fast CSTO acted in Kazkhastan last year. With Belarus, Russia can act very quickly if a Maidan begins in Georgia. The elite 3000 Russian unit that took care of business in Astana… Read more »