Two recent reports have uncovered billions in trade between members of the North Atlantic alliance and Russia, after the Kremlin ordered the invasion of Ukraine last year. Corisk, a Norwegian risk-management firm, issued a report in May detailing billions in trade...
News Roundup 6/8/2023
US News The FBI aided a Ukrainian intelligence effort to ban Twitter users and collect their data, new leaks show. Twitter declined to censor journalists targeted by Ukraine, including The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté. Grayzone Russia Russia on Wednesday questioned what the...
Headlines vs Data: What Does the Jobs Report Actually Say?
The Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS) released new jobs data on Friday. According to the report, seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs rose 339,000 jobs in May, well above forecasts. The unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.4 percent to 3.7 percent (month over...
Iran Resolves IAEA Concerns Over ‘Undeclared Site’ and Highly Enriched Uranium Particles
Tehran has put to bed at least two of the UN nuclear watchdog’s outstanding inquiries over one of the three so-called ‘undeclared sites,’ where trace particles of unprocessed uranium had been found previously, as well as some recently discovered highly enriched uranium particles, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
5/26/23 Nick Turse on the Crimes of Henry Kissinger
Download Episode. Scott talks with journalist Nick Turse about a series of articles he wrote to mark Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday. Scott and Turse reflect on all the destructive policies Kissinger helped enact during his long career in government and try to...
UAE Suspends Participation in US-Led Military Bloc
Abu Dhabi has halted its involvement with a Washington-led coalition aimed at preventing Iranian ship seizures in the Middle East. The UAE disclosed the decision the day after the Wall Street Journal reported growing discord between Abu Dhabi and Washington over the region’s lack of American military assets.
Final COVID Scorecard Released
The CDC has released its numbers for age-adjusted COVID mortality.These are the CDC's own numbers, I repeat, so you and I can't be accused of using obscure sources, or whatever other excuse the crazies normally use.The results: completely random. If you can see a...
West Wants Relationship with Ukraine to Follow the ‘Israel Model’
The United States and some of its NATO allies plan to increase weapons-sharing and provide additional security guarantees to Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda told the Wall Street Journal that Western leaders were supportive of developing ties with Kiev similar to the relationship Washington keeps with Tel Aviv.
Biden To Green-Light Allied F-16 Transfers to Ukraine
The US will allow its European partners to transfer F-16s to Kiev, according to the Washington Post. Earlier this week, the UK and Netherlands began forming a coalition to send the American-made fighter jets to Ukraine.
Only a Society That Values Life Can Protect Against Mass Shootings
Gun control advocates continue to claim that only restrictions on gun ownership will keep people safe from mass shooters and other criminals. However, good people with guns can stop bad people with guns. And bad people will still have guns despite gun control laws....
5/11/23 Joziah Thayer on AQAP’s Standing in Yemen
Download Episode. Joziah Thayer joins to show to discuss some of the work he’s done digging into the many factions and groups within Yemen and the foreign powers working to pull their strings. Scott and Thayer drill in on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP,...
Poland Receives First HIMARS Rocket Launchers to Deploy Near Russian Border
Warsaw received its first shipment of US-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), manufactured by Lockheed Martin, and announced plans to deploy the launchers near the country’s shared border with Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave.
On Korea, Joe Biden Is Choosing Every Bad Option
Joe Biden has managed to embrace nearly all of the worst, most dangerous options with respect to U.S. policy on the Korean Peninsula. Washington’s policy toward North Korea is utterly sterile and ineffective. The glimpses of hope during Donald Trump’s administration...
Poland Confirms Warplane Transfer to Ukraine
Warsaw claims it has bolstered Kiev’s air force with 10 additional MiG-29 warplanes, following an earlier shipment of four aircraft. Poland was the first NATO member to make the pledge to send fighter jets to Ukraine.
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