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At this event on the Diaa digital ID app, I asked Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova about her govt promoting itself as a laboratory for predatory surveillance tech & its maintenance of a kill list that includes my colleagues Anya and @aaronjmate

She walked away
Eurasia Foundation Pamela Spratlen was on stage beside the Chairman of Visa, who celebrated the war as an opportunity to push new means of digital payments on Ukrainians.

I asked her if she she was at all ashamed to promote disaster capitalism.

A USAID guy shoved me away.
The USAID-sponsored, Visa and Google assisted Diaa app not only forces Ukrainian into a digital ID panopticon, it encourages them to snitch on fellow citizens, reporting them as Russian collaborators so they can be arrested and disappeared.
Yale-trained Mykhailo Fedorov of Ukraine’s ministry of digital transformation was on hand to sell Diia as the future of e-governance.

Fedorov previously oversaw Ukraine’s partnership with FTX, which saw $60 million in “aid” disappear in Kiev.… ImageImageImage
With Zelensky's election in 2019, the Davos-centric Fourth Instrustrial Revolution came to Ukraine.

Here's a video featuring Zelensky as Great Reset salesman shown at the DC roll-out of Diaa (introduced by tech industry PR agent/journalist Kara Swisher)
On hand for the Diia event was celebrity chef Jose Andres, who was clad in a Ukraine military jacket.

Andres’ World Central Kitchen is effectively an arm of USAID that operates in Ukraine while Andres cheers on the war and fronts for any State Dept or WH initiative he can. Image

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Jun 2
Rachel Maddow doesn’t do Q&A from the audience, so I had to find another way to ask her about her relentless promotion of the most discredited hoaxes of Russiagate, from the Steele Dossier to Russian bounties

She peered silently at my badge and security quickly pounced on me
My attempt to question Maddow took place at the Lockheed Martin and Palantir-sponsored Truman Project’s national conference

She had just given a paranoid & dull speech about Nazi infiltration of WWII-era USA, and how it parallels the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory

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Jun 2
At TrumanCon panel on diversity, equity, inclusion featuring Pentagon officials, I asked how many equitable bombs produced by conference sponsor Lockheed Martin were dropped on kids of color in Palestine & Syria

I also asked if any non-binary US Navy divers blew up Nord Stream
The Truman Project was created to cultivate rabidly pro-war, socially progressive Democratic politicians and policy makers. It’s sponsored by a who’s who of arms makers and security contractors. Image
Pronoun badges were distributed at the doors of the conference. ImageImage
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May 16
Lol 158 million of US taxpayer $ was wasted in 2 minutes of spectacular failure as a Patriot battery was struck by a Russian hypersonic missile, so the Pentagon turned to Natasha Bertrand- the discredited Russiagate conspiracist who lied about Hunter Biden’s laptop - to save face
Four days ago, @jaketapper and @OrenCNN reported - as the Pentagon told them to - that the Russian attack on the Patriot battery was “flubbed.”

Now, as video of the attack comes to light, the Pentagon has been forced to change its story.

Here’s video of the Patriot battery going up in flames in Kiev. Doesn’t look like a “flubbed Russian attack” to me

This massive waste of US taxpayer money was the outcome of Zelensky’s visit to Washington in December, when he appealed for Patriot missiles
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May 16
All the corporate Dem hacks are coming out of the woodwork to trash RFK

The latest is Matt Bai, who either does not know that Russia and Ukraine are in Europe, or believes the paranoid neocon mantra that "we have to fight Putin over there, so we don't have to fight him here" Image
Actually, @mattbai, everyone from Fauci to the CDC’s Walensky stated with total confidence that the Covid vaccine prevented transmission.

They did so to justify threatening Americans with job loss & social castigation to force it in their veins. And they knew they were lying. Image
Everyone from Bill Gates to “I Am The Science” Fauci knowingly lied about Covid vaccines’ ability to prevent transmission to justify mandates that wrecked countless lives

But according to DNC hack @mattbai, condemning their lies is “Trumpian”
Read 4 tweets
May 7
The Canadian and US govts funded a study (via academic proxies) portraying "far-left" Canadians as de facto criminals for opposing the Ukraine proxy war and criticizing neocon Canadian-Ukrainian Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland.

Freeland personally authorized the study's budget. ImageImageImage
According to the US/Canadian regime-funded study, "NATO is responsible for the [Ukraine proxy] war" is a "far-right phrase."

Given Ottawa's use of emergency law against "far-right" truckers protesting vax mandates, this feels like a step toward criminalizing antiwar activity. Image
The NY Times completely omits the substance of antiwar opposition to Freeland: she is an open supporter of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists who launched her journalistic career at a pro-OUN publication, and whose grandfather, Michael Chomiak, ran a pro-Nazi paper funded via Goebbels. ImageImage
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May 7
Looks like the NY Times - led by Bellingcat US govt asset Aric Toler - is the FBI/DOJ's channel for painting Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira as a "conspiracy theorist" through a curated dump of his private chats, including some that contain strong elements of truth. ImageImage
Teixeira's 3/22 chat about "[US] commanders" worried about a Russian seizure of Ukrainian biolabs echoed Nuland's testimony the same month:
"Ukraine has biological research facilities which, in fact, we are now quite concerned...Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of" Image
Teixeira's view of ISIS contains similar grains of truth. It is established fact – echoed in a DIA 2012 cable - that US weapons flooding into Syria through Turkey fueled the rise of ISIS, and that the CIA-backed "Free Syrian Army" was a mere weapons farm for ISIS and Nusra. Image
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