A Kremlin spokesman earlier in the day warned that Finland joining NATO would “definitely” be a threat that would trigger “retaliatory steps” – but stopped short of identifying specific possible courses of action. “NATO is moving toward us.
That’s of course why all of this will warrant a special analysis and the development of necessary measures needed to balance the situation and guarantee our security,” the initial Kremlin response stated.
Later in the day Thursday – a number of hours after Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced the country willapply for NATO membership “without delay” – Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov elaborated on Moscow’s likely response in an interview with Sky News.
“Russia will be forced to take retaliatory steps, both of military and other nature, in order to curtail the threats that arise to its national security in this regard,” Chizhov stressed in the interview when asked about its neighbor Finland as well as Sweden applying to NATO.
The two countries first sent strong signals regarding this complete U-turn in historic policy last month in response to Russia’s ongoing military aggression against Ukraine.
The Russian ambassador said further in the UK television interview that he’s “deeply disappointed and saddened” by the development, while saying in a somewhat condescending tone that Finland has been “pushing above its weight, having become in the last few decades a major power in promoting European security architecture.”
Further he said the Scandinavian neighbor which shares an 810-mile border with Russia would inevitably become a “NATO backwater” if it does move forward in entering the military alliance. Sky News also quoted Chizov as explaining the following possible change in defense posture:
The ambassador said such a move would “certainly necessitate rethinking of Russian defence posture” but wouldn’t “necessarily [involve] troops and tanks, but certain preparations definitely… like radars, perhaps”.
Russia’s UN ambassador also warned of military consequences in a Thursday statement:
Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy threatens Sweden and Finland:
“As soon as Finland and Sweden become members of NATO and military units of the alliance are there, these territories will become a possible target for the Russian military”
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) May 12, 2022
And as for “technical measures” – it could begin here…
Russia may stop gas supplies to Finland as early as Friday in response to its NATO bid, TASS reports citing Finnish newspaper Iltalehti
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) May 12, 2022
So now the Kremlin appears to be threatening the very thing that Finland fears that it says it must joint NATO to prevent in the first place… but Russia is doing so in response to the possibility that Finland will joint NATO, ironically enough in circular tit-for-tat.
“NATO expansion” is such a powerful euphemism.
Would the Senate ratify a brand-new treaty that required America to go to war for Finland & Sweden?
Probably not. But the “NATO” label makes it an easy sell!
— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) May 12, 2022
“NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance,” Finland’s leaders said in a joint Thursday morning statement.
Another question now remains: will Americans or other lead NATO countries and their populations in the alliance be willing to go to war with nuclear-armed Russia in order to defend Finland?
(Natural News) By a vote of 217-207, the House of Representatives just passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act to supposedly help lower gas prices across the country. But how come Congress refuses to do the same thing with Big Pharma and its overpriced drug racket?
According to reports, the American government is now inserting itself into the energy markets by deciding which gas stations are setting “unconscionably excessive” prices and dealing with them accordingly.
If an energy seller is deemed to be “exploiting the circumstances related to an energy emergency to increase prices unreasonably,” then the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will have the power to take regulatory action.
This “presidential emergency,” as they are calling it, will last 30 days if passed by both branches of Congress. It could theoretically be renewed indefinitely “as the president deems appropriate.”
“The measure would also prioritize FTC enforcement actions against firms with $500 million or more in annual wholesale or retail consumer fuel sales,” reported The Epoch Times.
Only four Democrats voted against the bill along with 203 Republicans. Most Democrats supported it because they say their constituents are experiencing a lot of pain at the pump.
“Our residents are so fed up with corporate greed,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a supporter of the measure.
Democrats say oil companies are intentionally limiting supply to reap record profits
According to the left, record-breaking energy prices are not a product of shortages but of corporate greed. Oil and gas firms are raking in record profits while Americans suffer. Tlaib pointed to Shell and Chevron as two examples.
Republicans like John Joyce of Pennsylvania, on the other hand, say that government intervention at a time like this will create long lines of cars at the gas station, much like what occurred during the 1970s.
Implementing price controls, he claims, amounts to socialist price fixing. Not only that, but there is plenty of domestic energy that Democrats, for whatever reason, do not want Americans to access.
“Instead of creating price controls that would lead to less production and massive gas shortages, we need to rely on the energy that lies beneath the feet of my constituents in Pennsylvania,” Joyce said on the House floor.
Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a Republican from North Dakota, further revealed that the Biden regime is largely to blame for the energy crisis, including with its cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project.
In response, Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat from New Jersey, said that Republicans are mischaracterizing the scope of the legislation.
“We’re not giving the FTC the authority to set the price,” he said, adding that oil companies “don’t want to increase production” because they are making too much money with artificial scarcity.
“You cannot ask oil and gas companies, particularly onshore companies, to increase production when the infrastructure doesn’t exist to get that product to market,” Armstrong shot back in defense of the Republican position.
In addition to passing the main bill, the House also passed two separate amendments, including one that would mandate an FTC investigation into alleged price gouging, including through cuts to refinery capacity.
The other amendment would create a new FTC unit to monitor fuel markets. (Related: Eco-terrorists in some areas are now smashing gas pumps to protest their alleged impact on climate change.)
The Sierra Club celebrated the bill’s passage on Twitter, saying it will hold Big Oil accountable while protecting communities “from fossil fuel industry greed.”
“The Senate should act swiftly to pass this critical legislation,” the Sierra Club added.
Meanwhile, not a peep can be heard about addressing pharmaceutical industry greed, which has been going on for much longer and at a much greater price to society.
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(Natural News) Yes, Big Pharma’s evil agenda is all hidden in plain sight. Welcome to the socio-science-fiction world of Gilead. Imagine for a moment if Hitler had all but won WWII and began his takeover of America in New England. Hitler had used chemical weapons and medical experimentation, made by his Pharma Giant I.G. Farben, to wage genocide in Europe and the world, and if he had succeeded, the Handmaid’s Tale is a well-painted “portrait” of his dystopian America-to-be, as a white supremacist, totalitarian police state that has just overthrown the US government.
Welcome to the world of Gilead, a make-believe society built on genocide and slavery, and it’s all just fiction, or is it? Did you know Gilead Sciences is a real Pharma Giant right now in America? That’s right, Gilead, spelled the same way, and as in the NAZI series Handmaid’s Tale, manufactures the kidney-decimating, predominantly prescribed “drug” Remdesivir for “COVID-19.”
The question looms: Which Gilead are we talking about now, the one that makes designer deadly drugs for COVID or the ones from the HULU series who run a NAZI-style America where the rulers execute all political dissidents in public?
Is Remdesivir a population reduction bioweapon made by Gilead Sciences to help turn America into a NAZI-style police state, just like on TV?
There are many facets of a chemical weapons program, and Hitler knew this well. He used poisonous gas to kill millions of people in gas chambers they thought were showers, and he used medical experimentation to try to design the “perfect” human race of only white people with blond hair and “superior” genetics. Today, we see weapons of mass destruction being used by Big Pharma, just as IG Farben, the pharmaceutical giant of WWII, used to destroy the “enemy” (Jews, Blacks, and anyone with a physical or mental handicap) by the millions.
One facet of the Big Pharma attack on America today involves the drugs prescribed for people who check into hospitals with vaccine-venom-syndrome, also known as the Wuhan Virus SARS-CoV-2. Millions of Americans have been jabbed with experimental vaccine toxins that clog their blood, weaken their immune system, and send them right to the poison well for “treatment” – Gilead’s Remdesivir. Today, hospitals get a bonus the sicker you get from VVS and Remdesivir.
Remdesivir may contain ingredients that worsen Vaccine-Venom-Syndrome caused by the Wuhan Flu jabs, aimed at wiping out the “weak”
After failed clinical trials, the FDA approved Remdesivir for Americans to take while dying from vaccine-induced COVID-19. Gilead Sciences also signed a billion-dollar contract with the European Union to push their monopolistic, kidney-decimating drug on Europeans. Scientists around the world were baffled because Remdesivir clinical trials showed NO IMPACT of treatment for Wuhan “virus” infection whatsoever, so how did Gilead pull this whole thing off? Clinical trials for Remdesivir were a total bust and proved the drug does NOT reduce mortality or recovery time for people dying from Wuhan Virus.
Then again, do you think there were any clinical trials for Zyklon-B, the IG-Farben-manufactured gas (insecticide) that put millions of concentration camp prisoners to death in WWII? Remember, Nobel Prizes were awarded to the makers of Zyklon B that was used in the gas chambers to kill millions of innocent people. Will Gilead Sciences win a Nobel Prize soon for kidney-decimating Remdesivir?
The US Constitution suspended as Republic of Gilead changes America into military dictatorship where the “Commander” is a totalitarian scientist – sound familiar?
Imagine if Anthony Fauci was President and everyone knew that COVID vaccines and Remdesivir are designed to methodically kill off the unwanted populace, who are all subservient and feeble. Fauci is the architect of “gain of function” syndrome, a population reduction bioweapon, just like the Commander in Handmaid’s Tale is a scientist with control over all women’s health and reproductive abilities.
The Republic of Gilead may be fiction in the HULU series, but in America today, if you catch Vaccine-Venom-Syndrome and go to the hospital for treatment, the new Republic of Gilead under the Fauci Regime has nearly every medical doctor in the country prescribing the new intravenously-administered drug called Remdesivir. It’s like a chemotherapy drip that nearly guarantees your kidneys fail you (labeled death by Covid).
The state-sanctioned murder of dissidents in Handmaid’s Tale by Gilead Republic is not much different than the current Biden Regime force-injecting millions of Americans with Vaccine-Venom-Peptides. Instead of Gilead stoning people to death, now the new Gilead just prescribes them to death.
Pfizer, Moderna, Bayer, and Gilead are the I.G. Farben of yesteryear, all set to wipe out at least half of Earth’s population, and mostly political dissidents
The New World Order is no joke. It’s not a fantasy social-science series on streaming services that you just turn off when you’re done being “entertained.” Today, the NWO is attacking without firing a weapon, shooting a missile, or dropping a bomb. It’s all about pharmaceuticals and dirty jabs, and the NAZI-run pharmaceutical conglomerate from World War II, Interessen-Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie, has a few new names.
Handmaid’s Tale scene were dissident Janine is stoned to death:
Bookmark Vaccines.news to your favorite independent websites for updates on experimental Covid “vaccines” and Gilead “medications” that are suspected of containing deadly snake venom “proteins.”
(Natural News) Hackers conducting a deepening, massive ransomware attack against Costa Rica have now threatened to “overthrow” the government there if they don’t get what they want.
The government actually declared a state of emergency last week following an attack launched by the Conti Group, which infected computer networks. But now, the objective has changed to overthrowing the government, according to The Associated Press.
Newly elected President Rodrigo Chaves told reporters on Monday that the Russian-speaking cyber-gang had bolstered its ransom payment to $20 million, adding that the attack crippled or affected 27 government institutions including agencies and utilities on the federal, state and municipal levels.
“We are at war, and that’s not an exaggeration,” said Chaves, adding that officials believe they are dealing with a national terrorist group that has collaborators inside Costa Rica itself.
In a message Monday, Conti warned that it was working with people inside the government.
“We have our insiders in your government,” the group said. “We are also working on gaining access to your other systems, you have no other options but to pay us. We know that you have hired a data recovery specialist, don’t try to find workarounds.”
“We are determined to overthrow the government by means of a cyber attack, we have already shown you all the strength and power, you have introduced an emergency,” the cyber gang added.
Despite Conti’s threat, however, experts say that they see regime change as highly unlikely — even if it’s the real goal.
“We haven’t seen anything even close to this before and it’s quite a unique situation,” Brett Callow, a ransomware analyst at Emsisoft, told AP News. “The threat to overthrow the government is simply them making noise and not to be taken too seriously, I wouldn’t say.
“However, the threat that they could cause more disruption than they already have is potentially real and that there is no way of knowing how many other government departments they may have compromised but not yet encrypted,” he added.
AP News noted further:
Conti attacked Costa Rica in April, accessing multiple critical systems in the Finance Ministry, including customs and tax collection. Other government systems were also affected and a month later not all are fully functioning.
Chaves declared a state of emergency over the attack as soon as he was sworn in last week. The U.S. State Department offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the identification or location of Conti leaders.
If the ransom is not promptly paid, Conti said it would delete the decryption keys which would effectively paralyze critical networks that are used to run key government agencies.
A statement last week from the U.S. State Department said the Conti group had been responsible for hundreds of ransomware incidents over the past two years.
“The FBI estimates that as of January 2022, there had been over 1,000 victims of attacks associated with Conti ransomware with victim payouts exceeding $150,000,000, making the Conti Ransomware variant the costliest strain of ransomware ever documented,” the statement said.
Is it possible that this is the first instance of a cyber gang attempting to overthrow a government with ransomware?
Callow, the cyber analyst, does not think so.
“I believe this is simply a for-profit cyber attack. Nothing more,” he said.
But what if he’s wrong? There is a first time for everything, after all, and if regime change is the true objective, what is the group prepared to do if the ransomware isn’t paid other than crash Costa Rica’s systems?
If such an attack happened in the U.S. and the power grid, especially, was attacked, there would be resultant chaos in the streets and mass death, as previous analyses of such scenarios have forecasted. Why wouldn’t a similar situation develop elsewhere?
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