Ben Tóth’s amazing outline for today’s global zeitgeist-231031

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31 October Outline


“It is time for the US to leave Iraq, no longer a need or justification for their presence” – Hadi Al-Amiri, Badr, Iraq

“Hey West, I ask you, do you want to reignite the war between the crescent and the cross?” Erdogan, Türkiye

“It’s time to turn Gaza into Dresden, Annihilate Gaza now” – Moshe Feiglin, Zehut party leader, Israel

“Every honest country should defund the UN until the bias and the antisemitism stops” Gilad Erdan, Israel


US: gathers 50+ warships from 11 countries in Mediterranean and Red Seas, 1st time since 1945 ( Military Watch )

US: Jets bomb civilian trucks on Syrian-Iraqi border ( Cradle )

US: Missile salvo targets the US military base, Ain al-Assad ( PressTV )

Canada : Canadian special forces members on the ground in Israel ( CBC )

Gaza: Death toll: 8,005, including 3,324 children and 2,062 women ( Gaza MoH )

Gaza: Hamas releases video of calm prisoners asking Netanyahu to agree to ceasefire ( video )

Gaza: 34 journalists have been killed since 10-7 ( Andalou )

Israel: Airstrikes hit GazaTürkiye Friendship cancer hospital ( videos )

Israel: Airstrikes on Jenin refugee camp ( West Bank ) Beit Lehia ( Gaza ) ( videos )

Israel: Leaked document – Israeli Min.Int. plan – 2m people into Sinai ( Mekomit > verified by Wikileaks )

Israel: Confirms 312 dead, 239 captured Israeli soldiers since 10-7 – IDF spokesman Hagari ( Al Mayadden )


Israel: Anti-war protesters will be sent to Gaza – Police chief Yaakov Shabtai ( video )

Israel: Will do everything to block starlik – Comms Minister Shlomo Karhi ( statement )

Israel: Limits scope of ground operation at US military advice ( NYT )

Israel: It is a time for war, not ceasefire – like after Pearl Harbor, 911 – Netanyahu English speech ( video )

Israel: After pressure from US and Hauge, Israel allowed 30 trucks to enter Gaza ( TO Israel )

Israel : Gantz calls on Netanyahu to retract comments blaming security, intelligence ( TO Israel )

US: Biden calls Egypt Pres. Al-Sisi: Protecting civilians and humanitarian aid is important ( White House )

US: Looks isolated after opposing UN resolution on Gaza truce ( Guardian )

US: Democrats’ rating of Biden ‘slips’ 11 points since Gaza, lowest ever at 37% ( Gallup )

US: ‘The man broke my heart’: Biden’s Arab-American boosters leave his side ( Politico )

UK: The Decolonization Narrative Is Dangerous and False – Simon Sebag Montefiore ( Atlantic )

Canada : Nazis in Canada? A Secret list with answers may soon be released ( NYT )

India witnesses largest pro-Palestine protest in decades, Kozhikode Beach, Kerala ( videos )

Türkiye: Erdogan gives speech in support of Palestine to 2m in Istanbul, Atatürk Airport ( videos )

Türkiye: Still supplies almost half ( 40% ) oil to Israel ( PressTV )

Türkiye: Celebrates 100 years since founding with 100 warships on Bosphorus ( videos )

Türkiye: Israel recalls diplomats from Türkieye to ‘reassess’ relations – Eli Cohen ( Jerusalem Post )

Saudi Arabia condemns dangerous Israeli ground operations ( Jerusalem Post )

Saudi Arabia warns US : Israel invasion could be catastrophic ( NYT )

Colombia: Gustavo Petro calls for ICC to fully investigate Israel’s potential war crimes in Gaza ( Al Mayadeen )


US: House Speaker Johnson plans to fund Israel – but not Ukraine ( Forbes )

Ukraine: Nobody believes in our victory like I do – Zelensky ( Time cover, main story!! )

Ukraine: From 2023, Urkenergo will double tariffs for electricity ( Kyiv Independent )

Ukraine: On frontlines troops show steely determination, but also burnout, depression, divorce, PTSD ( Insider )

Ukraine: Desperate for US Air Defense, pushes US for ‘Franken’ weapons ( NYT )



Russia and China veto US resolution at UNSC, which does not call for ceasefire ( UN )

Jordanian ceasefire and humanitarian aid resolution passes ant UNGA with 14 votes against ( UN )

Co-sponsors: 40 incl. Muslim nations: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan

Notable abstentions: UK, France, Spain, Iralend

No-votes: 14 nations: US, Israel

+ US proxies ( Fiji, Guatemala, Marshall Isl, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Tonga )

+ EU proxies ( Austria, Czechia, Croatia, Hungary )


Japan: G7 adopts resolution to ask China to repeal ban on Japanese seafood ( Japan Times )

China: G7 call for ending Japanese import ban rejected, ‘economic coercion’ claims also ( GT )

US: Military begins Japan seafood purchase to counter China ban ( Japan Times )


China: Huawei HarmonyOS 4 reaches 100M users, fastest-adopted OS ever ( Xinhua )

China: Believes path to Xi-Biden meeting in SF in November won’t be ‘smooth sailing’ ( AP )

US: Urges Beijing to temper Iran‘s response to Israel-Hamas war ( what? FT )

China: Zhang Youxia & Sergei Shoigu meet for Xiangshan Defense Forum ( GT )*


Russia: Azut air sent airliners to Iran for overhaul, repairs ( Ria )

Russia: Incident surrounding plane landing from Israel in DagestanMakhachkala airport ( TASS )

Russia: Incident planned from outside by Ilya Ponomarev, Western Intelligence – Zakharova ( Ru MFA )

Russia: Putin holds largest meeting on ‘Dagestan’ ( I din’t think so ) ( Kremlin )*


World: World Bank warns oil price could soar to record $150 a barrel ( Guardian )

US: Issues indefinite export waivers to chipmakers, eyes 5 year timeline for decoupling ( Nikkei )

US: Hamas has created additional demand: Wall Street eyes big profits from war ( Guardian )

US: What Israel-Hamas war means for Defense stocks : +7% ( CNN )

US: Billions in Ukraine defense spending slow to translate to US jobs ( NBC )

EU: Working on 12th package of sanctions – emphasis on Diamonds ( Euractiv )

EU: Hungary will block 12 package if it touches energy sector ( statement )

EU: Germany must be prepared for war in EuropeBoris Pistorious ( ZDF )

Egypt : Gas Imports stop, Israeli field shut ( Bloomberg, Sunday )

EU: Gas prices jump 4.5% after Egypt says imports stopped ( Bloomberg, Monday )

EU: Olaf Scholz visits Nigeria to secure natural gas imports, commits to investment ( Spiegel )

Philippines: Drops China railways projects – $5B – seeks other funders ( Bloomberg )

Pakistan: Yuan clearing bank launched in Islamabad for cross-border transactions ( Xinhua )

Appendix : China meeting

“Some countries  – for fear that the world may stabilize – deliberately create turmoil, interfere in regional issues, interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, and instigate color revolutions. Behind the scenes, they hand out knives and think nothing of provoking people into wars, ensuring that they’re the ones who benefit from the chaos.”

Zhang Youxia, head of Central Military Command, 2nd after Xi ( Austin wanted to meet him, never could )

“The West is trying to expand the crisis potential in the Asia Pacific. This line towards escalation with Russia poses a risk of direct conflict between nuclear powers, which will result in catastrophic consequences.”

Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister

Appendix: Russian meeting

– Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin,

– Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko,

– State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin,

– Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev,

– Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev,

– Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov,

– Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov,

– Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,

– Head of the Ministry of Defense Sergei Shoigu,

– FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov,

– Director of the Russian Guard Viktor Zolotov,

– Head of the SVR Sergei Naryshkin,

– Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin,

– Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Alexander Gorovoy.

This is the full leadership of the Russian Federation. The last time this composition met was 21 Feb 2022

Appendix : Short Video clips

Hillary : A ceasefire would be a gift to Hamas :

Soloviev vs Kedmi : No army may kill children :

Feiglin: Turn Gaza into Dresden, annihilate it :

Kamala message to Iran: Don’t :

Kamala is the voice actor for Biden?

Gilad Erdan‘s yellow star theatrics at UN:

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