Putin Now Has Russia’s Internet Kill Switch
To Stop U.S. Cyberattacks(Source forbes.com)
has been in the works for years, and was signed into law in May. Now the final
approvals have been put in place for Russian President Vladimir Putin to
disconnect Russia from the world wide web if “required.” Politically, the
rationale for this capability is to defend the state in the event of “threats
to the stability, security and integrity of the functioning of the internet and
the public communications network.” For which you can read a cyberattack
emanating from the U.S., its allies or its proxies. When Putin signed the Russian Internet
(RuNet) into law, critics immediately honed in on the isolationist and
censorship risk, quite apart from any cyber warfare threat, arguing that the
country’s lawmakers had opened the door to a Chinese-style firewall
disconnecting Russia from the outside world. Unsurprisingly, Russia and China
have now become closer as the two countries battle U.S. influence over key
Authorities say 40 pounds of seized fentanyl
is enough to ‘kill entire population of Ohio’ multiple times(Source usatoday.com)
by law enforcement agencies in southwest Ohio has seized more than 40
pounds of fentanyl – enough to “kill the entire population of
Ohio” several times, according to federal, state and local authorities. Authorities said Wednesday that officers also
arrested three people and seized 1,500 grams of suspected methamphetamine,
500 grams of suspected heroin, several firearms and over $30,000. They said the
raid took place last week.
(44 pounds) of fentanyl is enough to kill the entire population of Ohio,
many times over,” said Vance Callender, Homeland Security Investigations
special agent in charge for Michigan and Ohio. The three suspects were
identified as Shamar Davis, 31; Anthony Franklin, 30; and Grady Jackson,
37, of Dayton, Ohio. They face charges of possession with intent to
distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl as as well as firearms possession
Russia is finding new islands in the Arctic,
while the US is still trying to figure out how to get up there(Source Business Insider)
already the owner of the world’s longest Arctic coastline, has spent the past
few years bolstering its presence there. Now changes wrought by climate change
are giving Moscow more territory to work with in the Arctic as the US is still
looking for ways to get into the high north.
sailors and researchers explored five new islands around the Novaya
Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean off Russia’s northern coast during an
expedition in August and September.
islands, ranging in size from about 1,000 square yards to 65,000 square yards,
were first spotted in 2016 but not confirmed until the expedition by Russia’s
Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society. In all, Russia has
built 475 military facilities in the Arctic over the
past six years and deployed personnel, special weapons, and equipment to them,
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in March. US officials regard Russian
activity in the Arctic as “aggressive” and have questioned
their Russian counterparts on it.
THE NEW WORLD ORDER IS EMERGING BEFORE US(Source blacklistednews.com)
A new world order is emerging. The
liberation in one week of a quarter of Syrian territory is not only the victory
of President Bashar al-Assad, “the man who had to leave eight years
ago”, it marks the failure of the military strategy aimed at establishing
the supremacy of financial capitalism. What seemed unimaginable has happened.
The world order has changed. Further events are inevitable.
Vladimir Putin’s very grand reception in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab
Emirates testifies to the spectacular turnaround of the Gulf powers, which are
now shifting to the Russian side.
United Kingdom has already withdrawn its special forces from Syria and is
attempting to leave the supranational state of Brussels (European Union). After
thinking about preserving the Common Market (Theresa May’s project), it decided
to break with the whole of European construction (Boris Johnson’s project).
After the mistakes of Nicolas Sarkozy, François Hollande and Emmanuel Macron,
France suddenly lost all credibility and influence. Donald Trump’s United
States ceased to be the “indispensable nation”, the “policeman
of the world” in the service of financial capitalism, to once again become
a great economic power itself. They are withdrawing their nuclear arsenal from
Turkey and are preparing to close the CentCom in Qatar. Russia is recognized by
all as the “peacemaker” by assuring the triumph of the international
law it had created by convening the “International Peace Conference”
in The Hague in 1899, the principles of which have since been trampled underfoot
by NATO members.
have to understand what is going on. We are entering a period of transition.
Lenin said in 1916 that imperialism was the supreme stage of the form of
capitalism that disappeared with the two World Wars and the stock market crisis
of 1929. Today’s world is that of financial capitalism, which is devastating
economies one by one for the sole benefit of a few super-rich people. Its
supreme stage implied the division of the world into two parts: on the one
hand, stable and globalised countries, and on the other hand, regions of the
world without states, reduced to being mere reserves of raw materials. This
model, contested by President Trump in the United States, the yellow vests in
Western Europe or Syria in the Levant, is dying before our eyes.