"Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great staffs, both of the old parties have ganged aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests which use them in martialling [sic] to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." -- Theodore Roosevelt

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Several human rights officials are warning that the US and other countries suspending support to the Palestinian UN aid…

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How Israel has destroyed Gaza’s schools and universities

All schools in Gaza have been shut and no university has survived Israel military’s more than 100 days of onslaught.

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The most recent results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) highlight a concerning trend for U.S.

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Controversies originating from those who gained the most from the pandemic – most visibly, Big Pharma – refuses to go away.

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Claire's Observations:  folks, this is utter insanity, writ large.  Biden and his handlers just don't know what to do, so bombing targets in Iran;l Syria, and Iraq, just HAS to be the…

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It's rare that I get the opportunity to interview somebody who is described as a financial markets guru, a commodities legend, the best selling author of multiple books, and above all else, a true…

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Lawyers, second only to politicians on the moral degeneracy totem pole, don’t often do good work. But when they do, I celebrate it and wish them Godspeed.

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Chicago Ray, the trucker who ignited the righteous anger of his fellow truckers and of millions of other Americans, has stepped down from his boycott leadership.

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On Saturday the Pentagon conducted yet another round of airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen, which marks likely the seventh round of such Western coalition attacks. It follows…

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The US recently conducted a cyberattack against an alleged Iranian spy ship that has been operating near Djibouti,…

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PREPPING THE SHEEP

In the last issue, we highlighted the UK (military together with presstitutes) and Australia (presstitutes) have begun…

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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern in a new interview has speculated over the reasons behind Victoria Nuland…

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An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant’s sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases.

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 - Russia's state RIA news agency said on Sunday it had calculated that the West stood to lose assets and investments worth at least $288 billion if it confiscated frozen Russian assets to…

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Mental health issues that manifest in gender confusion, combined with potent cross-sex hormones, can be a recipe for violence, some experts have said.

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A California Democrat running for Rep. Katie Porter’s seat suddenly became the target of an unexpected barrage of negative ads from the nation’s premier pro-Israel group this year.

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"This would be a dangerous threat to freedom – and I will stop it from coming to America.

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Taliban signs economic pact with Iran

A delegation of high-ranking Taliban officials has visited Iran to sign a deal to invest in the Chabahar port in the country’s south, local media reported. 

The move surprised many, considering strained political ties between Tehran and Kabul since 2023, which have involved deadly border clashes and disputes over water distribution from the Hirmand River. 

On Monday, the Shargh daily reported that despite these tensions, the Taliban wants to invest $35m in commercial, residential, and governmental projects in the Chabahar port and the Chabahar Free Economic Zone.

According to the report, the Taliban's investment will be used in the Fakher construction project, a 25-story high-rise.

Claire's Observations:  So where does the money come from?!?  The following VOA article, posted on 2/06/24 explains this:

Afghan Oil Production Jumps With $49 Million Chinese Investment

 

FILE - An oil installation in an area near Herat, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2009. A Chinese company has invested in oil production in Afghanistan's Amu Darya basin.

FILE - An oil installation in an area near Herat, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2009. A Chinese company has invested in oil production in Afghanistan's Amu Darya basin.

A Chinese energy company’s investment of $49 million in Afghanistan’s oil production has helped boost the country's daily crude oil output to more than 1,100 metric tons, but the funding is just one-third of what Beijing originally pledged.

One year ago, China’s Xinjiang Central Asia Petroleum and Gas Co, or CAPEIC, signed a major oil extraction contract with Taliban authorities in Afghanistan. That 25-year contract requires CAPEIC to invest $150 million by the first year and a total of $540 million by 2026.

According to a top Taliban official who spoke to VOA on condition of anonymity, the company fell short of its investment target due to inaccurate estimates of material and labor costs, as well as a three-month delay in the approval of its financial plan by Afghan authorities.

“The investments will add up as the contract stipulates,” the official said, adding that the Taliban’s treasury earned about $26 million from the project last year.

The Amu Darya basin, spanning Afghanistan and Tajikistan, is estimated to contain 962 million barrels of crude oil and 52,025 billion cubic feet of natural gas, according to a 2011 assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

To tap into this potential, the Chinese company plans to dig 22 additional wells this year, aiming to increase daily production to more than 2,000 tons, or about 15,000 barrels. One metric ton of crude oil is equal to 7.46 barrels."

So, after all the time in Afghanistan, the US never really understood about the vast oil wealth this country had?!? I am having a double face-plant, at velocity, upon reading this.

The US makes war; China makes deals.  What's wrong with this picture?!?  DAMNED NEAR EVERYTHING!!!!!

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