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Snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in. And Oh Boy, is it rolling in everywhere.


Lots happening everywhere but nothing really earth-shattering or earth-shaking.  Just a steady messy move to multi-polarity and an insistent attempt to remain the king of the castle by the west.  This is a short list, mainly taken from Pepe Escobar telegram, the Russia MFA and a few others.

– Major!  We do not accept the condolences of the US Embassy.  So says the head of the Turkish Interior Ministry: we know where the terrorist attack in Istanbul was coordinated from.

– So, they told us that Mr Lavrov needed to go to the hospital for a supposed heart problem.  His comment is that the western press should speak more truth because immediately, this was released.

Pepe reports that

– Scandal: The G20 group photo was cancelled. Again from Pepe: Translation: USUK and Euro vassals throw a fit behaving like hysterical spoiled brats and totally disrespecting ritual Balinese graciousness, politeness and non-confrontational ethos. Bunch of f*g savages.

– The 3-hour Xi-Crash Test Dummy get together in Bali was a whopper nothingburger. Better yet: a stale nasi goreng. Xi knows ANYTHING coming from the combo dictating the script to the senile teleprompter reader’s earpiece cannot be trusted. Xi has already read the signs – with the Americans desperate for some sort of deal on 404 in their “negotiations” with the Russians in Ankara. They are itchin’ to come for China using Taiwan, a.s.a.p. Same playbook – the only one they have. Bali, once again, delivers. Sekala: what our senses may discern – or what we think we’re seeing. Niskala: what cannot be sensed directly and can only be “suggested”.

(Who has eaten good nasi goreng. I have and love it!)

– And … Xi Jinping told Crash Test Dummy – rather, his earpiece – that Taiwan independence is OUT OF THE QUESTION.

He also hopes NATO, EU and US will have comprehensive dialogue with Moscow.


– There are folks in our rough circles reporting that no negotiations are happening between Russia and … the US. There are others that disagree. I disagree because I can see them happening. Pepe follows these like a bloodhound.  There may not be results from any talks, but the talks are happening.

– The CIA’s Burns leads the American delegation in Ankara. He will be talking directly to Naryshkin. Well, Burns is a slight progress compared to Sullivan, who Patrushev can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snack. It started as Sullivan-Patrushev – national security – and is now on Burns-Naryshkin – spooks. The Americans ARE really desperate.

These talks are confirmed:

Kremlin confirms Russia-US talks took place in Ankara on the initiative of Washington

Earlier, the CNN White House correspondent said CIA Director Bill Burns met his Russian counterpart Sergey Naryshkin to discuss detained US citizens and the risks involving nuclear weapons – but no negotiations took place.

– Meanwhile, clueless coke clown sniffed at least 3g of Colombia’s finest to pose as “victor” in Kherson – while his usefulness (or not) is being discussed in Ankara.


Nasi Goring is as complicated or as simple as you want it.  It is Indonesian Fried Rice – easy to make and very tasty!

Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice


OK; what a mess!


Mr Lavrov said what he needed to say at the East Asia Summit and is now dry feet in Bali for G20, welcomed with Balinese dance.

I think this is the last major international summit for this year.


Money Laundering FTX Crypto Currency Exchange:  Here is how it works – Transfer billions of dollars to Ukraine – Ukraine buys FTX on the Exchange – Ukraine sends back the cryptocurrency to what is widely being reported as Democrats in the US.   So, the small fish in this environment will be the ones that are losing their shirts now and many other small fish.  FTX is not a US exchange.  This writing is getting viral out there, but I cannot say it is exactly right.  https://michaelsavage.com/breaking-exclusive-tens-of-billions-of-us-dollars-were-transferred-to-ukraine-and-then-using-ftx-crypto-currency-the-funds-were-laundered-back-to-democrats-in-us/

Oooooh, $1.8B in the hole at current valuation, and current valuation is of course very low.

So, generally, cryptocurrency will get a black eye and the blame, and not the money launderers and the thieves and the criminals.  Here is a tweet stream of reasonably good folks discussing this all. https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester/status/1591611874017263618  Some idiots got badly hurt. Me, I’m squeezing every piggy bank available today to pick up cheap crypto (very selectively) – what the hell, last year’s tinsel looks fine to me and we can have Dutch Pancakes for Christmas lol.

The good exchanges are all putting out statements with proof of sufficient trading reserves, but oh man, what a mess.  The good guys are in lamentation, saying that we did not say enough and should call out these scams more loudly.  So, they are calling them but one can always be taken to court.

If anyone blames ‘crypto’, I just say that they have to go and take a look at how much the big players in the market pay in fines for their own scams.

https://bettermarkets.org/newsroom/wall-streets-lawbreaking-continues-as-six-biggest-banks-rack-up-another-billion-dollars-in-fines-in-just-over-a-year/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/03/24/lessons-from-the-seven-largest-aml-bank-fines-in-2021/?sh=4c83080d8ced


Comment from one of the financial Tweet streams that I follow (I won’t give the name).   This is truly what they think!

Some happy news for those who missed it: Kherson has been liberated. Ukraine now controls everything west of the Dnieper river.


The empire is trying to strike back.  There have been comments about India – This is a fine piece from RT:

US Love-Bombs India Ahead of G20

New Delhi found itself the subject of White House courtship when Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen talked up relations with India, calling the nation “indispensable” and “a natural ally”.

In an effort to play up the ties between the two, she said, “we may be located across the world from each other, but what unites us is far greater than our differences”, citing their shared “desire for freedom and dignity.”

The comments come after India criticized US diplomat Donald Blome after he referred to the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir as “AJK” – Azad (meaning free) Jammu and Kashmir – which India names “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir”.

I am not concerned about India.  They are solid in BRICS.


FM Sergey Lavrov arrives in Cambodia ahead of the East Asia Summit.  He will lead a delegation to the G20 but Putin will not attend.  Xi Jinping will be attending.


Creating consensus again .. in China using Taiwan.  A bunch of the MacGregor comments I do not agree with, but he is looking at it from a western perspective and this is normal for him.  He is correct in the overall view re China Taiwan, and is doing better than most others.  His ideas about socialism and the words that he use are way off the mark though.

But .. listen closely when he starts speaking about Kherson.  He is correct in sketching the senses of the Russians and I would not be surprised if this did not form part of the calculus for Putin not to attend G20 or the ASEAN 2022 summit.


Russia is confusing us all.  But I think I got it.  This is not a territorial war, but a war of attrition – and this is the issue that we (or at least I) forget to have as the first principle.  The attrition is bigger than the Ukraine.  Brian Beletic in the latest Smoothie video said it at around 30:00.  Good stuff.


WHAT??  No completed count yet for the US midterms?  Wow.


Putin will not go to the G20 – that has been confirmed.  Lavrov will head up a delegation.

I am not yet sure about Xi Jinping.


Here is Iran’s hypersonic ballistic missile

“The missile has a high velocity and can maneuver both in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere,” Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, told reporters on Thursday.

“The new missile can pass through all missile defense systems, and I don’t think that the technology capable of countering it will be achieved in the decades to come. It can target the enemy’s anti-missile systems, and its production marks a huge leap in the development of a new generation of missiles,” Hajizadeh pointed out.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/11/10/692460/Senior-IRGC-cmdr—Iran-develops-hypersonic-ballistic-missile-capable-of-penetration-thru-defense-shields-

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AHH
21 days ago

This was a useful Roundtable. Several VIP points: (1) these 30k freed-up troops on the opposite side of the Dnieper are among the best troops in entire Russian mil and can now be put to better tasks.. many apparently are paratroopers which can now open new fronts, for example new salient such as a northern salient southwards from Belarus to split Ukies/NATO from resupply through Poland, etc.. the odds remain with a steady grinding work though, nothing flashy like the first weeks. (2) another point was the impetus for this repositioning from Kherson was from military establishment, even before Gen.… Read more »

Sudhi
20 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Thw External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar after he recently met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, said – “India and Russia engage each other in an increasingly multi-polar and re-balanced world. We do so as two polities who have had an exceptionally steady and time-tested relationship. In that background, I look forward to our talks… Our meeting today is, of course, devoted to assessing the state of our bilateral cooperation; exchanging perspectives on the international situation and what that means to our respective interests… Where bilateral ties are concerned, you would agree that it is our objective… Read more »

emersonreturn
21 days ago

& apparently yellen has ‘allowed’ india to continue to buy cheap uncapped russian oil…while the empire continues to sell lng to europe @ market price. the empire condescending yet, so accustomed to its superiority, assumes india will be overwhelmed with gratitude & india, being courted by both sides, soon will have to choose, given a possible move from ukraine to concentrate on china.

AHH
21 days ago

Noxious sulphuric gases from the bottom of the Swamp roiled and bubbled to the surface with the implosion of FTX.. it is far worse than the “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover”

Why not surprised the Dems used it to wash oodles of pork, to fight wars to kill Russians and to help swing another stolen election? And that the UkroNazis are neck-deep, 404 being corruption 101?

Got Bitcoin?

AHH
20 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

Yikes! It may be safer to take a Pfizer product than dealing with the incestuous baby vultures at FTX.. Mrs. A, you are more knowledgeable – both tech-wise and with these products. I still cannot wrap my mind around the simple facts that the Enemy (1) controls the electricity and (2) the hardware (PCs, fiber optic cables/internet servers, etc.) so there is no getting around them for 99% of people. I am really old fashioned in considering an asset what a Cafe commentator (Steve Pahs/Wolfhound) once beautifully termed, “Cash is King. “Capital” is profit from efficient production. Real money represents… Read more »

?
19 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

dear amarynth replying to your post November 13, 2022 06:35 Hi AHH 🙂 NO Cash is NOT King – that’s a lies from the pit of hell called America! The person who controls the definition of money + law of governing money + its outlet agencies is KING! The cash in your wallet or bank is literally toilet paper with numbers, when your country can, and some here in asia as we experienced, be declared bankrupt overnight or some secret closed door meetings, by the creditors, thus shown its truest value – A BIG FAT Zero!!! Cash is a lie!… Read more »

AHH
19 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

“Cash is King” is a lingering sentiment amongst the US Boomer generation. I remember Wolfhound was born around same time as my father, in early 1940s.. It actually was valid to an extent, before Nixon ended Bretton Woods and the peg to gold. I agree since then it is a worthless mirage. Nevertheless there are degrees of evil — paper you can at least stuff in mattresses, burn to keep warm, what of electronic bytes held by Gatekeepers? What happens when entire regions run out of fuel needed to run electricity, as happening to Europe now? Or happened to parts… Read more »

AHH
19 days ago
Reply to  AHH

True! We are all nine meals from ditching pretensions and civilization itself. I have tough family like that; some of my kin went years with intermittent electricity. Time itself changes, life is simplified and the horizon can be the next meal.. it is amazing what we can endure if we must. I forgot an iconic photo worth a million words that expresses current reality succinctly. He also said during one of his speeches that printing or entering money via keystrokes does not bring fuel to keep us warm in the cold or to grow food.. these are the hard calculations… Read more »

Steve from Oz
19 days ago

Fascinating story amarynth.

What I find interesting is that in your account there was no hint of the emergence of a “Mad Max” situation – quite the reverse.

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
19 days ago

I don’t know how valid this is Amarynth…but, if there is any truth in it then this is a major development…

https://twitter.com/WarMonitors/status/1591869203342331904?cxt=HHwWgMDUoeemupcsAAAA

AHH
19 days ago

Col, this appears part of the PsyOp, to insinuate Russians participated in a deal.. the overriding goal remains to work for internal enemy implosion, currently the only way they can conquer Russia short of Armageddon — and even there both lose. They must fracture internal cohesion at all costs, even losing legions of Ukies in optical offensives and fake concession of territory.. They work to reinforce doubt in the minds of the Russian populace and nomenklatura — that a secret odious deal was done to freeze the conflict a la Syria, etc. They count on necessary secretive nature of war… Read more »

?
19 days ago

okie bout Kherson… mr smoothie has just shared some different pov at the last 5 min of the latest sitrep… guess I can ‘share’ now my unfounded ‘decipher’ 🙂 no one has come to the tunnel of this light yet! recall, friends 🙂 we had the ‘legal’ or LEGAL referendum, right? so russian own the land and all its ppl there right? Story Time YaY!!! 😉 it reminds me of Jack Ma when he first bought Yahoo Jap (or smth) and the white western ‘journalist’ cornered him and ask him ‘so how are you gonna manage it?’ and fired a… Read more »

AHH
19 days ago

Bones appears correct. Trolls are in charge of Saker moderation. It is sad to see the malice and not so-subtle sabotage at work. Mr P sent a message of affection to me, and this was my original response to him yesterday in the Cafe: (A) “Bless you dear Mr P. I jumped the hamster wheel.. I foresaw I would be doing less commentary some weeks ago.. I finally landed on that patch. Kids, autumn cleaning, battening the hatches for what comes. At times I got carried away here. It can get too fast and kept being pulled back into the… Read more »

?
18 days ago
Reply to  AHH

AHH mate 🙂 and all the friends here 🙂 allow me to butt in abit here… let’s try to keep the boundaries CLEAN! they can run their site however they want and we have nothing to do with them. this is not a dump site for whatever that extend over from there… this is a NEW site, cater to amarynth liking and control, as she avail it to us, to freely share things that may not be of interest or allowance for other BIGGER and HIGHER Traffic site… whatever!!!! they have their function in their turf and we have our… Read more »

AHH
18 days ago
Reply to  ?

Be well, I do not seek to bring negativity here at all! Nor to merely air dirty laundry. I gave Mods the benefit of the doubt over many months.. but one eventually has to face facts, no? Human environments always change over time. It is prudent to keep each other appraised. It is unhealthy to suffer in silence; this increases the ugliness and oppression for all if not exposed. The Saker forum remains a valuable forum for reading posts — for example, the only places I catch Batiushka and Orlov and Straight-Bat. Saker himself can be inspired at times. He… Read more »

?
18 days ago
Reply to  ?

AHH mate 🙂 All GOOD mate 🙂 I have my fair share of ‘story’ there… I am just sharing that, this is of amarynth ‘heart and soul’ site where she can express what is not possible there… … thought the website name issue kinda remind where some of us were cast off 😀 HA HA 😀 So I get it, mate! All Good! Just that we dont want no trouble from da Boss from there… we just want our lil space here for ‘freedom’ of expression where the da SISTER amarynth allows 🙂 Again, they did what they think was… Read more »