🚘 In a shocking move, the EU has canceled its upcoming ban on combustion engine cars. Somewhere Klaus Schwab is shedding a tear.
💸 New indictments for FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried accuse him of conspiring to bribe Chinese government officials to gain access to $1 billion in frozen cryptocurrency.
👀 Jamie Dimon, head of JPMorgan Chase, will be deposed under oath in a case related to Jeffrey Epstein, according to new reports. Lawyers for the bank had fought like hell to prevent this from happening.
🍎 Apple launched a buy now, pay later program in the U.S. to compete with Affirm and Klarna.
🇮🇱 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued this warning about foreign interference to President Joe Biden.
🇷🇺 🇧🇾 The International Olympic Committee will allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete under a neutral flag.
🚔 France will deploy 13,000 police officers to counter nationwide protests.
📺 You can watch last night’s full Redacted live show right here.
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The Lead: U.S. Congress Is Not Interested In Knowing Where The Money Goes
The U.S. Senate voted against creating an inspector general position to oversee U.S. aid to Ukraine. This means that the U.S. is uninterested in counting or tracking the $113 billion worth of aid it is sending to Ukraine.
The bill was modeled after the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which John Sopko has filled since 2012. He has since found tens of billions of dollars in waste of U.S. aid to Afghanistan and criticized U.S. policy for foreign aid.
But it seems Congress is a-okay with repeating these mistakes. They do not want to ensure that the aid to Ukraine does what they say it will do or keep tabs on any of it.
Meanwhile, the U.K. has confirmed that it completed training for Ukrainian soldiers on deploying depleted uranium on the battlefield. President Putin says that if this is used on the battlefield, it will be a major escalation.
The U.N. Not Interested in Knowing Who Blew Up Nord Stream Pipeline (shhh… the U.S. did it)
The United Nations voted not to launch an independent investigation into the bombing of the Nord Stream pipeline. Not interested. Next!
Russia had requested an investigation into the sabotage of this pipeline, and in light of the bombshell report from journalist Seymour Hersh, you would think the global community would want this too. Especially as most signs point to the U.S. as the guilty party.
Only Russia, China, and Brazil voted in favor of an investigation. The remaining 12 members abstained from the vote, including the US.
It’s not like United Nations reports are very reliable anyway. See the examination we did on Tuesday’s episode of Redacted regarding human rights violations in Libya.
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A new bill in Congress would end U.S. military presence in Somalia. It’s a nice idea but don’t get too excited because Congress voted down a bill to end military presence in Syria earlier this month.
The Somalia War Powers Resolution directs President Biden to remove armed forces from Somalia. The President escalated military presence there in May of 2022 with an additional 500 troops. The U.S. says it is fighting al-Shabaab in Somalia, a group that was formed when the U.S. backed an invasion on Somalia in 2006. This is truly the definition of a vicious circle.
The bill’s sponsor, Florida congressman Matt Gaetz said this about the resolution: “When the House debated my resolution to withdraw troops from Syria, both Republicans and Democrats argued the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Afghanistan serves as a global permission slip for every neocon fantasy. They will argue the same for Somalia.
But as Americans become more aware of our country’s military misadventures abroad, the calls to end forever wars are growing. While the Congressional War Machine has decided to rage on in Syria, they must explain how continuing the occupation of Somalia best serves the interests of the American people at home. If they cannot, it is incumbent upon Congress to bring our troops home from Somalia.”
The resolution is co-sponsored by Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona and Representative Anna Paulina Luna of Florida.
Kate Spade is trending because the fashion brand hired transgendered influencer Dylan Mulvaney as an ambassador. Also because an indigenous designer is accusing the brand of cultural appropriation because of this skirt.
Adnan Syed is trending because his murder conviction was reinstated on a ruling that the victim’s family was not given proper notice for a hearing. This does not necessarily mean Syed will go back to prison. Baltimore City State’s Attorney said that new DNA evidence found on the victim’s shoes, skirt, pantyhose and jacket ruled out Syed as the murderer.
News By The Numbers
65%. That is how many animal species laugh, according to a new UCLA study.
59%. That is how many people say that the potential prosecution of former President Trump is “political vengeance,” according to a Rasmussen poll. That includes 46% of Democrats.
45,000. That is how many cars Iranian carmaker SAIPA will sell in Russia under a contract valued at $450 million.
Twitter suspended several accounts this week after the horrific Nashville shooting at a Christian elementary school that took the lives of six innocent people, including three children.
Some of the offending Tweets referenced the upcoming Transgender Day of Vengeance that was planned by radical leftists. Organizers say that they do not mean violence when they refer to vengeance, and they distanced themselves from the ideology of the shooter, transgendered biological female Audrey Hale.
The Tweets that were taken down belonged to Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and The Federalist’s CEO Sean Davis. Both of them mentioned the Trans Day of Vengeance. Just a mention and a question about relevance were all it took to be punished.
Recall that when the left blamed Tucker Carlson for validating the race ideology of the Buffalo shooting in 2022? They were not punished for making an ideological connection. But when the right asks questions linking ideology to violence, they are punished. That is worth considering, no?
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This newsletter is written and researched by Natali Morris.
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