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Putin Claims Ashli Babbitt was ‘Assassinated’ by US Government

But it’s all just his way of stirring the pot. Don’t fall for it.

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Vladimir Putin doesn’t need to be trolling you with online armies or ransomwaring his way into the industrial ecosystem to be affecting your everyday life.  No, the Russian President can be far more subtle when he wants to be, thanks to his time and training in the KGB.

And so, from time to time, you’ll catch Putin slipping a strange little semantic shank into you from afar, which he knows fully well will be translated into several languages and back again, through the filter of sensationalists chasing clicks, and become ever more dire as it does.

This week, Putin put on a masterclass in clandestine digs, having insinuated that the death of Ashli Babbitt was an “assassination” by the US government.

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In his Monday interview with NBC News, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the U.S. government of assassinating Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran whom Capitol Police shot during the January 6 riot.

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Putin referenced Babbitt’s death, without using her name, when NBC’s Keir Simmons asked if he ordered the assassination of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. Navalny was nearly killed with a nerve agent while flying from Siberia to Moscow in August 2020, recovered after treatment in Germany, and was jailed upon returning to Russia in January 2021. Agents of Russia’s FSB security service have been implicated in the attempt on Navalny’s life.

Simmons asked about Navalny after Putin deflected and stonewalled his questions on political repression in Russia. Putin used the January 6 incident to argue there is repression in America as well.

“Of course not. We don’t have this kind of habit of assassinating anybody. That’s one,” Putin said to the charge of ordering the attack on Navalny.

He elaborated:

“Number two is I want to ask you: Did you order the assassination of the woman who walked into the Congress and who was shot and killed by a policeman? Do you know that 450 individuals were arrested after entering the Congress? And they didn’t go there to steal a laptop,” he continued.

“They came with political demands. Four hundred fifty people have been detained. They’re looking at jail time, between 15 and 25 years. And they came to the Congress with political demands. Isn’t that persecution for political opinions?” Putin asked.

But we must always remember that Putin’s point here is not actually to defend Babbitt.  Instead, Putin wants the far-right to be seen to agree with him so that the left’s opinion of them will deteriorate further.  The online rhetoric will continue to heat up, the divides in our nation will grow deeper, and a dark turn could be taken.

This leads to more conflict and more chaos, and that’s just the sort of thing that Vladimir Putin is looking for.

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CNN Faces Calls to Punish Anchor Chris Cuomo after Helping Brother Andrew Evade Sex Harassment Charges

CNN is facing a massive backlash after news broke that anchor Chris Cuomo tried to help Gov. Cuomo evade charges of sexual harassment

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CNN is facing a massive backlash after news broke that its top anchor, Chris Cuomo, tried to help his brother, the Gov. of New York, evade the coming charges of sexual harassment that were about to fall upon him. As more of information about the charges against Andrew Cuomo emerge, it was also learned that Chris “Fredo” Cuomo engaged in deep consultations with Andrew to help the gov. get out of his predicament “Do not overlook the Cuomo report appendix,” New York Times political reporter Shane Goldmacher tweeted, “which includes Charlotte Bennett’s texts about her Cuomo interactions and this email from Chris Cuomo appearing to draft a statement for his brother.” https://twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher/status/1422593799419801603 Reporter Alex Weprin added: https://twitter.com/alexweprin/status/1422602936434167810 CNN is facing a mountain of calls for them to do something about Fredo. People want to know, how Fredo can claim to be a “journalist” when he worked behind the scenes to help a soon-to-be disgraced governor escape justice. Shouldn’t he have steered clear of this act, brother or no? And if he simply had to do so, shouldn’t he have taken a leave from his “news” job, or at the very least told his audience that he was breaking against journalistic ethics to help his brother? And what of CNN? What is their culpability? Fox News analyst Ari Fleischer amplified the point well recently: CNN has a real ethical problem on its hands. I mean the fact that the upper management at CNN, starting with Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, has not disciplined Chris Cuomo, the anchor for his taking a hand and guiding his governor brother through all this? The fact that the CNN anchor actively helped to cover up what the governor was doing — and worked on message points for the governor to deliver — this is…

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North Korea Situation Turns Dire as Gov’t Taps Emergency Reserves

Things are taking a turn for the worse under Kim Jong Un.

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Let this be a lesson to all of the would-be despots out there in the world:  Running a hermit kingdom based on dynastic lies and the exploitation of your population is never going to work out in the long run…even in a nation as small as North Korea. For decades, (and generations), the Kim family has ruled over the DPRK with an iron fist, pillaging the population and living in opulence and divine reverence.  Now, with Kim Jong Un still clinging to power despite a number of health concerns, it seems as though the nation is falling into complete ruin. North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country’s supply. North Korea’s reported food problems come as its moribund economy continues to be battered by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic. And it could get worse still… While mass starvation and social chaos have not been reported, observers expect a further deterioration of North Korea’s food situation until the autumn harvest. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service told a closed-door parliamentary committee meeting that North Korea is supplying rice reserved for wartime use to citizens with little food, other laborers, and rural state agencies, according to Ha Tae-keung, one of the lawmakers who attended the session. North Korea’s tumultuous relationship with the global community will likely limit the amount of assistance they’ll receive from the outside world, as many nations are still engaged in heavy sanctions against the dictatorship.

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