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Friday, December 01, 2023

Multiple reports in recent days reveal that Israel was aware that Hamas had built mock Israeli communities to train for a major assault, even ending one massive drill with the words "We have completed the killing of everyone on the kibbutz," but intelligence warnings were largely dismissed as "fantasy." read more

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

One of former president Donald Trump's current attorneys told special counsel Jack Smith's team that, within days of the Justice Department issuing a subpoena last year for all classified documents at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, she "very clearly" warned Trump that if he failed to fully comply -- but then swore he did -- "it's going to be a crime," according to sources familiar with the matter.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Since Trump attacked the judge's clerk, she received 'hundreds' of 'harassing, disparaging comments' and 'antisemitic tropes'

Friday, November 17, 2023

A sitting Ukrainian lawmaker who helped Rudy Giuliani smear Joe Biden during the 2020 US presidential campaign has been jailed on suspicion of treason, Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday, in a statement accusing him of carrying out a Russian disinformation operation. read more

Saturday, November 11, 2023

In an excerpt from his new book, Tired of Winning, Jonathan Karl reveals how officials were stunned when a presidential directive pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Somalia landed on their desk. Of course, they'd later learn that it wasn't exactly Trump's idea. read more


I think this info doesn't include today's released hostages:

Israel said on Wednesday that about 160 hostages are still held in Gaza. Of those, 126 are men and 35 are women. Four are under the age of 18, and 10 over the age of 75.


But if past is prologue, you can see from that list that Hamas is starting to whittle down the number of hostages they will give up more easily (children, elderly, women, foreign nationals).

It looks like Israel has detained a number of Palestinians since October 7, so they could use them in exchange for the Israeli hostages held by Hamas:

According to Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, there are 8,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including 3,200 who have been arrested since Oct. 7. That number, he says, includes 250 Palestinian children and 2,200 inmates held without charge in administrative detention.


Why would Israel think they need to detain so many Palestinians at this time? Probably because in the past deals have been made like this:

Hamas has a history of involvement in hostage situations.

In 2006, Hamas abducted an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, to the Gaza Strip, holding him for more than five years before finally handing him over in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian and Israeli Arab prisoners.

Israel's current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in power then, too. Dennis Jett, a retired U.S. ambassador, told NPR last month that it "wasn't lost on Hamas" that such a steep price could be exacted for a high-value Israeli hostage.

Before his termination, Fisher was the leader of one BLM chapter:

In October and November 2023, comments by Mark Fisher, a former leader of a Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapter in Rhode Island, went viral in which he endorsed former U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the presidential election of 2024.


At any rate, Fisher sounds like a Trumper:

He has expressed support for conservative views before as well, including in August 2023, when he called the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol rioters "political prisoners" and said he stood in solidarity with them. However, in a Nov. 20, 2023, interview with political commentator Roland S. Martin, Fisher described himself as an independent, without a party affiliation.

He also spoke out in support of members of the Proud Boys movement who participated in the Capitol riots. He told The Epoch Times in October 2023, "They're lambs led to slaughter to be sacrificed as an example for all who might want to dissent in the future."

From one of the article's authors:

Marshall Cohen

Three of Rudy Giuliani's top allies in Ukraine were implicated in a treason probe. Ukrainian authorities say their work with Giuliani--to spread disinformation about the Bidens during the 2020 campaign--was done at the direction of Russian intelligence.

But, but, but, those former intel official s had it all wrong about Hunter Biden's laptop, NOT:


The statement did not name the lawmaker, but a source with the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) confirmed it was investigating Member of Parliament Oleksandr Dubinsky on suspicion of treason. The statement said the lawmaker "carried out information-subversive activities in favor of the Russian Federation" intended to destabilize and discredit Ukraine.

The SBU has also implicated two former Ukrainian officials in the pro-Russia scheme: ex-lawmaker Andrii Derkach and former prosecutor Kostiantyn Kulyk, who coordinated closely with Giuliani and other allies of former President Donald Trump to peddle false information about Biden and his family's dealings in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign.

The US government previously sanctioned Dubinsky, Derkach and Kulyk, accusing them of being affiliated with a "Russia-linked foreign influence network" that tried to interfere in the 2020 election in favor of Trump and to undermine Biden. That sanctions announcement came during the final weeks of the Trump administration.

When Giuliani went to Ukraine in 2019 to try to dig up dirt on then-candidate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, Dubinsky was one of the people he met with. Giuliani has also met with Derkach, who was featured prominently in a conspiracy-tinged documentary released by the right-wing network OAN about the Biden family's dealings in Ukraine.

For his part, Kulyk wrote a dossier of disinformation about the Bidens, including claims about Hunter Biden's role on the board of Burisma, a major Ukrainian energy company. Kulyk also gave interviews to pro-Trump journalists and hired former Trump lawyers to help him spread his message to US officials during Trump's first impeachment.

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