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USA Acknowledges Russian ‘Filtration’ Camps

This sort of evil is easily recognizable.

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There are a plethora of serious concerns about the way in which Russia is conducting themselves in Ukraine, and the global community isn’t likely to stay quiet on the subject for long.

For many, what we’ve seen from the Kremlin is akin to the sort of evils that we witnessed in World War II.  Vladimir Putin appears to be just as much a fatalist as Hitler was, and his unbending will for Genocide appears to be nearly as strong.

Now, amid an enormous glut of claims of war crimes, the US is recognizing one of Moscow’s most insidious tricks.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations highlighted Tuesday what she deemed as “credible reports” about Russian forces abducting tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians, confiscating passports and interrogating people in so-called “filtration camps” and then forcibly relocating them to Russia.

The remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, speaking remotely from Ukraine, addressed the U.N. Security Council. He called for Russian troops to be brought up on war crime charges for atrocities uncovered in Bucha and around Kyiv before a tribunal similar to the one set up at Nuremberg after World War II

“We’ve all seen the gruesome photos, lifeless bodies lying in the streets, apparently summarily executed, their hands tied behind their backs,” Thomas-Greenfield said, referring to images surfacing from the Bucha massacre after Russian forces pulled back from the capital region in recent days.

And it gets worse:

Recognizing how Zelenskyy has claimed children were being abducted by Russian troops, Thomas-Greenfield also acknowledged how Ukrainian mayors, doctors, religious leaders, journalists and “all who dared defy” Russia’s aggression” have too been kidnapped since the onset of the war on Feb. 24.

“Some of them, according to credible reports, including by the Mariupol City Council, have been taken to so-called filtration camps, where Russian forces are reportedly making tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens relocate to Russia,” the ambassador said. “Reports indicate that Russian federal security agents are confiscating passports and IDs, taking away cellphones and separating families from one another.”

“I do not need to spell out what these so-called filtration camps are reminiscent of. It’s chilling, and we cannot look away,” she said, appearing to reference Nazi-era concentration camps without evoking the regime’s name. “Every day we see more and more how little Russia respects human rights. And that is why I announced yesterday that the United States, in coordination with Ukraine and many other U.N. member states, will seek Russia’s suspension from the U.N. Human Rights Council.”

US Secretary of State Antoni Blinken and President Joe Biden have both called out Russia’s war crimes publicly, pushing for an international trial of Vladimir Putin as well.

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Republican Turnout far Exceeds Democrats | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )

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Republican Turnout far Exceeds Democrats | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )
Topics:
1) Democratic turnout increase by 3% while Republican gains were 38%
*GOP is up on the Generic ballot by a range of 4-8%
2) In Georgia where Biden claimed “Jim Crow laws to prevent voting among minorities”, there is record turnout – Another Democratic lie exposed for the fraud they portray
3) Oz leads McCormick by 1,240 votes with mail in ballots still being counted – The lead is shrinking
4) Speculation about Biden not running in 2024 grows – Why would he – His presidency has been a total failure
*His approval rating is at 36-39%
5) Russian colonel on state TV says the war is lost in a stunning revelation
6) Russian Denazification is total propaganda and hypocrisy
7) China is in discussion with Russia to buy discounted oil
8) Gas prices hit an average of $4.59 today the highest ever
a. Mortgage demand plummets as rates on mortgages rise to highest level in 13 years
b. Initial jobless claims increase to 218K to touch highest level since January – It is still very low as jobs are plentiful
9) DHS “pauses” the Disinformation Board – For now?
10) Musk claims Democrats are the party of division and hate – We agree

https://rumble.com/embed/v12psp7/?pub=4 Republican Turnout far Exceeds Democrats | Schaftlein Report —————————- Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com ) Topics: 1) Democratic turnout increase by 3% while Republican gains were 38% *GOP is up on the Generic ballot by a range of 4-8% 2) In Georgia where Biden claimed “Jim Crow laws to prevent voting among minorities”, there is record turnout – Another Democratic lie exposed for the fraud they portray 3) Oz leads McCormick by 1,240 votes with mail in ballots still being counted – The lead is shrinking 4) Speculation about Biden not running in 2024 grows – Why would he – His presidency has been a total failure *His approval rating is at 36-39% 5) Russian colonel on state TV says the war is lost in a stunning revelation 6) Russian Denazification is total propaganda and hypocrisy 7) China is in discussion with Russia to buy discounted oil 8) Gas prices hit an average of $4.59 today the highest ever a. Mortgage demand plummets as rates on mortgages rise to highest level in 13 years b. Initial jobless claims increase to 218K to touch highest level since January – It is still very low as jobs are plentiful 9) DHS “pauses” the Disinformation Board – For now? 10) Musk claims Democrats are the party of division and hate – We agree

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Empire State Goes Tyrannical with Social Media Spying Plan

This is NOT okay.

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There are plenty of ways in which American politicians can react to a tragedy, with a great many of those options being a bit shortsighted.

This is especially true of Democrats, it seems, as their innate progressivism makes them uniquely obsessed with change for the sake of change – even when those changes may be constitutionally questionable.

The latest example of this comes to us from New York, where a racist massacre at a grocery store has the state government looking to spy on citizens’ social media accounts.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Wednesday announced plans to create a police unit designed to, in part, combat “hate speech” in the wake of the tragic shooting in Buffalo, promising to “confront this epidemic head-on.”

“We’re proposing a comprehensive plan to combat domestic terrorism, strengthen state gun laws, & investigate social media platforms promoting violent extremism,” Hochul announced Wednesday.

“In wake of the racist act of terror in Buffalo, New York will lead the charge to confront this epidemic head-on”.

The devil was in the (lack of) details:

One of the governor’s executive orders instructs the State Police to establish a “dedicated unit within the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) to track domestic extremism and increase social media monitoring at the Intelligence Center.”

“The unit will be responsible for developing investigative leads based on social media analyses focused on radical extremist activities motivated threats by identifying online locations and activities that facilitate radicalization and promote violent extremism,” it reads in part.

Without any clear or concise guard rails, those employed within the unit would be left to examine any number of questionable pieces of alleged “evidence”, tagging and cataloging completely harmless users in the sort of overreach that would have George Orwell not only rolling over in his grave, but kicking at the lid of his coffin as well.

There are plenty of ways in which American politicians can react to a tragedy, with a great many of those options being a bit shortsighted. This is especially true of Democrats, it seems, as their innate progressivism makes them uniquely obsessed with change for the sake of change – even when those changes may be constitutionally questionable. The latest example of this comes to us from New York, where a racist massacre at a grocery store has the state government looking to spy on citizens’ social media accounts. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Wednesday announced plans to create a police unit designed to, in part, combat “hate speech” in the wake of the tragic shooting in Buffalo, promising to “confront this epidemic head-on.” “We’re proposing a comprehensive plan to combat domestic terrorism, strengthen state gun laws, & investigate social media platforms promoting violent extremism,” Hochul announced Wednesday. “In wake of the racist act of terror in Buffalo, New York will lead the charge to confront this epidemic head-on”. The devil was in the (lack of) details: One of the governor’s executive orders instructs the State Police to establish a “dedicated unit within the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) to track domestic extremism and increase social media monitoring at the Intelligence Center.” “The unit will be responsible for developing investigative leads based on social media analyses focused on radical extremist activities motivated threats by identifying online locations and activities that facilitate radicalization and promote violent extremism,” it reads in part. Without any clear or concise guard rails, those employed within the unit would be left to examine any number of questionable pieces of alleged “evidence”, tagging and cataloging completely harmless users in the sort of overreach that would have George Orwell not only rolling over in his grave, but kicking at the…

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