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More Weapons Go To Ukraine But What Will It Do With Those?


Ukraine's counter-offensive has failed and it has no chance of a victory in the war.

Its best possibility to still sustain for a while is to now build several new defense lines and to pull back to those. Instead it is continuing to attack on too many fronts with little gains and large losses.

Yesterday the Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation with his Security Council.

Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the Council, reported on Ukrainian losses:

"As of today, we have the following statistics. From June 4 to 21, we destroyed 246 tanks, including 13 Western tanks, as well as 595 armoured combat vehicles and armoured cars. Of this number, we have destroyed 152 infantry fighting vehicles, including 59 Western models, as well as 443 other armoured combat vehicles. We have destroyed 279 field artillery systems and mortars, including 48 Western systems. We have also destroyed 42 multiple launch rocket systems, 2 surface-to-air missile systems, 10 tactical fighters, 4 helicopters, 264 drones and 424 motor vehicles."

Those numbers are a bit below the sums in my spreadsheet as given by the daily report of the Russian Ministry of Defense. I believe that Patrushev's sums are probably four or five days old. Patrushev gives the number of dead Ukrainians as 13,000 along all fronts. That is again a bit below my sums and likely behind in time.
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The House Oversight Committee Releases Whistleblower Report of Alleged Interference in the Hunter Biden Investigation


Hunter Biden was back in Washington last night for a formal dinner at the White House with the Indian Prime Minister. With his plea deal and settlement in Arkansas, Hunter is apparently back in circulation. However, the House Oversight Committee has released a disturbing report on allegations from two whistleblowers on irregularities and interference in the investigation. The Justice Department is pushing back on these allegations and there should not be a rush to judgment. However, there should be answers.
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Lying Adam Schiff Censured By House...Is It Enough?

US Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) abused his position as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to push false statements that former President Trump had colluded with the Russians. "I've seen the evidence but I can't show it to you," was Schiff's repeated response. There was no evidence. So what should his punishment be? Also today - Ukraine "counter-offensive" flops...why? Today on the Liberty Report...
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Biden Blows Up Blinken's Diplomatic Mission to China


Dementia Joe does it again. Less than 24 hours after Secretary of State Blinken genuflected before the Chinese, assuring them that the United States really, really, really is sincere in supporting the One China policy and eschews calling for Taiwan’s independence, Biden opened his yap and called Xi Jinping a dictator. While this garnered applause from the American financial donors, it destroyed Blinken’s credibility with the Chinese and confirmed their worst suspicions about US intentions.

When it comes to the art of diplomacy, saying what you really think or believe is not an acceptable practice. While many Americans believe that China’s Xi is a dictator and are wondering what the fuss is surrounding Biden’s intemperate, off-the-cuff remark, saying this in public stiffens Chinese doubts about US intentions and makes it virtually impossible for the United States to have any kind of productive working relationship with China going forward.

"Just a day after Blinken’s weekend visit to China, US President Joe Biden called Chinese President Xi Jinping in a move that has infuriated Beijing and left US officials perplexed. Biden said the comments in front of donors at a California event.

"Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning called the comments a 'provocation' and 'irresponsible.' US officials have privately sought to inform the Chinese that this doesn’t represent a shift in tone or mood since the Blinken visit."
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Defining Dictator Down Won’t Make Us Free


For 27 seconds on Tuesday night, Fox News posted a chyiron beneath a video of President Biden: “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.” That sparked a media uproar over what was portrayed as the biggest breach of decorum since the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater.
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America First 2.0? A Discussion With Vivek Ramaswamy

Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination. His youth, energy, and tech-savviness has given him a surprise boost early in the race. Today's Liberty Report will sit down with Ramaswamy to see what makes him tick. What's his vision for an American renewal? Watch today's Liberty Report...
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Biden and America Have a Major China Problem


I hear that the Chinese are going to add the image of Antony Blinken to the dictionary definition of “Kow Tow.” He went to Beijing, hat in hand, and received a less than warm welcome. The term, “frosty” comes to mind. Blinken and his Chinese hosts engaged in a one-sided “frank exchange of views” (i.e., a phrase used by diplomats to describe a tense, angry conversation). The Chinese delivered and Blinken ended up saying what the Chinese demanded he say — “the US does not support Taiwan Independence.”

I find it a bit hilarious. Blinken simply restated the One China Policy negotiated and implemented by Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger 51 years ago. What Blinken said has been the cornerstone of US policy towards China for decades. But that is not how it was received back home in America.

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised eyebrows Monday, telling reporters the US “does not support Taiwan independence” after meeting in Beijing with officials including Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"Blinken’s statement ruffled the feathers of many Republicans in Congress, who viewed the statement – and the secretary’s inability to re-establish military-to-military communications – as an inappropriate kowtow to America’s greatest adversary."
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Daniel Ellsberg, and the 'Good' and 'Bad' Whistleblower


The massive obituaries to Daniel Ellsberg at the weekend in both New York Times and Washington Post were proof of the status he held in the United States.

Only Presidents get that size of obituary.

His name was not nearly so widely known in the UK. I first met Dan on 3 May 2006 when we were giving a joint presentation at Berkeley. The large hall was full to overflowing, and to my surprise there were young students queuing outside and striving to listen on stairways through open doors.

The large majority of the audience were not born when Dan leaked the “Pentagon Papers” in 1971. But his star status endured.

I know the date because we went afterwards for a marvellous dinner at his Californian home, replete with excellent wine. We talked long into the night, and he signed – and dated – me a copy of his book Secrets, which tells the story of his path to whistleblowing on the lies that kept the Vietnam war going.

I am looking at his message now. It reads “To Craig Murray – with greatest admiration for your conscientious truth-telling! and looking forward to a friendship”.

In 2010 we were again on stage together in London, at a massively attended Wikileaks press conference on the release of the Iraq war logs. We jointly presented Julian Assange with his Sam Adams Award.
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FBI Make-Work Entrapment Schemes: Creating Criminals in Order to Arrest Them


We’re not dealing with a government that exists to serve its people, protect their liberties and ensure their happiness. Rather, we are the unfortunate victims of the diabolical machinations of a make-works program carried out on an epic scale whose only purpose is to keep the powers-that-be permanently (and profitably) employed. Case in point: the FBI.
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Will Hunter's Plea Deal Save Joe?

Today's breaking news that Hunter Biden has accepted a "slap on the wrist" plea deal on gun and tax charges has ended a nearly five year investigation into the "first son." But none of the serious charges have been addressed? Is this a way to change the subject? Also today, China in Cuba? And...did Blinken blink in China? Watch today's Liberty Report...
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