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June 2024

War Propaganda Snapshot: 2 Putin Agenda “News” Sites

NewsGuard reported on June 11th, 2024 that counterfeit local news websites run by hostile foreign governments and extreme right or left leaning PACs for the first time outnumbered legitimate local news websites in the United States. Two ad based websites using WordPress blog sites helped illustrate the trend last week, found within the first two…

Released public domain US CBP

Policy Point: Domestic Illegal Migration Route Finding Sensors, Database, Predictive Analytics, Training Needed from Entry Points to Inland

Situation: Illegal border crossings reportedly dropped by 40% after the Biden Administration applied restrictions on immigration giving federal and state agencies an opportunity to catch-up on filtering, monitoring, checking, and securing threat-elements already in the country. Domestic migration observations, datapoints, analyses, and alternative migration route probabilities have never been more important. Combined with first responder…

Truth Out the Window: Putin’s Cynicism with “Special Military Operation” Mocks Russian Intellect and Losses

Note Putin’s dictatorial cynicism in the apparatchik-wording at the Russian Foreign Ministry, reported by Politico covering Russia’s latest free press restrictions retaliating for EU bans on Russia’s state-controlled RT and Sputnik: The “counter-restrictions” are imposed on “a number of media outlets of EU member states and EU-wide media operators that systematically disseminate false information about…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/wsj-reporter-evan-gershkovich-russia-detained-hostage-diplomacy-f5545f85

Argument: Seizure of Evan Gershkovich Justifies Seizure of Russian Assets

Current Event: Russia will soon secretly try Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich who has been in Lefortovo Prison for over one year. Argument: The United States should exercise seizure powers against Russian international assets and properties over and above economic sanction seizures for every innocent American Moscow seizes as human leverage with which to…

What Caspian States Can Do If Russia Tries to Misuse Treaty to Co-Opt Them for Putin’s Wars

The Set-up In the Spring of 2018, during negotiations leading to the execution of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea on August 12, 2018 by Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan, the Russian Ministry of Defense took two actions to coerce the other parties: (1) the April 2018 relocation of the…

Putin Uses Pride & Fear to Coerce Continents of People

Current Issue Friday, President Vladimir Putin boasted that Russia did not need to use nuclear weapons to conquer Ukraine. Pride. And today, Reuters reported new references to Russia’s possible use of tactical nuclear weapons from the Russian MOD and Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov. Fear. This is more of Putin’s pattern of untrustworthy, contradictory communications seeking arbitrary…

Ecrusized, influenced by user Rr016. - Own work, Israeli military presence in Gaza Strip citing Institute for the Study of War & Critical Threats Project. Maximum Palestinian advance citing NYT & WSJ. Made using OpenTopoMap data. CC BY-SA 4.0 File:October 2023 Gaza−Israel conflict.svg Created: 8 October 2023 Uploaded: 1 June 2024

Russia’s and China’s Irregular Warfare Against Israel, Israelis, and Palestinians

Introduction Jonathan Winer’s must-read report for the Middle East Institute last November chronicled and discussed circumstantial evidence of timing, communications, training, modes of operation, financial, and weapons support by Russia for Hamas and for Iran, Hamas’s chief sponsor before and after the terror organization’s October 7, 2023 terror war on Israel. This, provoking a predictable…

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