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"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." -- Albert Einstein

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Cryptocurrency holdings in FTX that were supposed to go towards Ukraine’s war efforts were instead funneled into biological weapons shelters, we now know.

The unraveling Ponzi scheme involved collecting investor cash and quietly using it to fund Ukrainian bioweapons projects – and all with the help of the National Bank of Ukraine, which was laundering money in collusion with Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF).

After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 09:50

 Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country.

The bombing killed four people and appeared to target police protecting polio workers in the area. Islamabad blamed the attack on the Pakistani Taliban fighters who are hiding across the border in Afghanistan.

Pakistan Taliban ends ceasefire with govt, threatens new attacks MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:49

The armed group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, has announced the end of an indefinite ceasefire agreed with the government in June and issued orders to its fighters to carry out attacks across the country.

“As military operations are ongoing against mujahideen in different areas, … so it is imperative for you to carry out attacks wherever you can in the entire country,” the group said in a statement on Monday.

The Economic Times of India revealed in a report on 28 November that Russia and Iran have agreed to increase the volume of cargo transit along the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) to 12 million tons.

They Have Sold Us Fake Vaccines: EU Politician Calls On Governments To Cancel Vaccine Contracts MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:26

Mislav Kolakusic followed his colleague Roos’ lead and pushed for stronger resistance to the imposition of COVID vaccines. ‘They have sold us fake vaccines,’ says the EU politician who called on the governments to cancel vaccine contracts.

Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls off march to avoid chaos MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:54

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has called off the ‘long march’ to the capital Islamabad fearing chaos and announced his party would resign from state assemblies in a new bid to push for early elections.

Amid political turmoil, Pakistan holds its breath for new army chief MikeRivero Mon, 11/21/2022 - 08:04

Massive crowds are expected to converge on the capital, fired up by a charismatic ousted premier bent on returning to power. The economy is in free-fall, and the weak coalition government seems helpless to stop it. The countryside has been devastated by hellish drought and biblical floods.

But for a moment, the nation’s attention is riveted on the outcome of a ritual, closed-door process in a drab military compound to choose and install Pakistan’s next army chief — the most powerful figure in this nuclear-armed state and still-fragile democracy of some 221 million people.

Washington Attempts To Bully India Into Cutting Ties With Russia MikeRivero Mon, 11/14/2022 - 08:15

For months the US has repeatedly tried to coerce India into cutting ties with Russia, thereby abandoning its national interests. New Delhi, however, continues to spurn American attempts to subject its economy to Washington’s dictates.

US cant stop Pakistan from purchasing Russian oil: Dar MikeRivero Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:05

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Sunday that the United States can not stop Pakistan from purchasing Russian oil and it will be possible to do so soon.

While addressing Pakistan Muslim League-N workers in Dubai, the finance minister said during his visit to the US last month, he had a meeting with the officials of the US State Department in which the matter of oil purchase from Russia was discussed.

Pakistan "Has No Option But To Ration" Nat Gas Supply This Winter MikeRivero Sun, 11/13/2022 - 08:10
  • The energy crisis in Pakistan has deepened this year.

  • Gas supplies available for households will be very limited this winter.

  • Pakistani households will have gas available for three hours in the morning, two hours in the afternoon, and three hours in the evening.