Badlands News Brief
Tucker Does Moscow as the News Cycle Goes Ballistic
The News Cycle is almost impossible to track these days. At least, to do so fully.
That’s where we come in.
In the Badlands News Brief, the Badlands Media team hand pick news items of interest from the previous days to give you an overview of the biggest goings-on relevant to the Truth Community.
Some items feature original (and subjective) commentary. Feel free to follow the corresponding link to see our writers’ corresponding Substack accounts and check out their other work.
Now, onto the news from Wednesday, February 7 …
Tucker Carlson's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin could see the conservative pundit targeted by European Union lawmakers, current and former members of the European Parliament have told Newsweek.
Carlson visited Russia this week, and on Tuesday revealed he would "soon" be releasing an interview with the Russian leader.
The lawmaker—who has called for the EU to explore imposing a "travel ban" on Carlson—described Carlson as "a mouthpiece" of former President Donald Trump and Putin, adding: "As Putin is a war criminal and the EU sanctions all who assist him in that effort, it seems logical that the External Action Service examine his case as well." — Newsweek
A full-scale war between Russia and NATO would leave Moscow with no choice but to deploy its nuclear assets, former president Dmitry Medvedev has said. He reiterated, however, that his country is not seeking a conflict with the US-led military bloc.
Writing on Telegram on Wednesday, Medvedev, who now serves as deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, pushed back against statements by numerous Western leaders urging their countries to prepare for a potential conflict with Moscow.
Russia has repeatedly said it has no plans of staging a conflict with NATO and the EU, he noted, despite the latter continuing “a dangerous drivel” on the issue. He suggested that this narrative is designed to divert the attention of Western voters away from massive spending on aid for Ukraine – an effort he said many have already grown tired of.
Medvedev argued that this fatigue stems from Western leaders’ desire to help “a dying country that is foreign to taxpayers,” while neglecting social problems at home. “Therefore, every day the leaders of these countries broadcast: We need to prepare for war with Russia and continue to help Ukraine,” he said.
However, Medvedev warned that a possible Moscow-NATO war would be drastically different to the Ukraine conflict and would not rely on the use of artillery, tanks, and drones. He noted that the alliance has a combined population of nearly one billion people and defense spending reaching $1.5 trillion, making it far superior to Russia. — RT
Our Take: “While I spent a good deal of time focusing on the relationship between the US and Russia in the Righteous Russia series, a major focus was on the crows in the EU.
The reason for this is because I, like many Anons believe the EU represents the bureaucratic seat of power for the Globalist Establishment, while the US has long represented its kinetic power projection arm.
Without the US MIL being dragged into Forever Wars in order to both perpetuate the petrodollar fiat engine, or being used to neuter repressive regimes (also known as any who would like to see their people transact in anything BUT the petrodollar,) it turns out the Globalist Establishment is rather toothless.
Ironically, one of the biggest Devolution (h/t) proofs to me, and what got me actively engaged in the Info War, was the lack of US action when Putin 'invaded' Ukraine in 2022.
Nothing I've seen since has disabused me of the notion that the Sovereign Alliance is very real, and very much in control.” —
Chinese hackers have at times secretly hidden in U.S. infrastructure for up to five years, ready to conduct a potentially destructive cyberattack if the two countries were to go to war, federal agencies said Wednesday.
The claim was published in a public cybersecurity warning, one of the largest and starkest of its kind, from six U.S. agencies, as well as allied cybersecurity and intelligence agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K.
Over the past year, U.S. officials have repeatedly issued warnings that hackers working for China’s intelligence services keep gaining stealthy access to U.S. infrastructure. They feared such access could turn into a destructive cyberattack in the event of a major conflict, like China invading Taiwan, as the U.S. has said it would come to Taiwan’s aid.
The report doesn’t name any specific victims, but said the “PRC state-sponsored” hackers have targeted key infrastructure, “primarily in Communications, Energy, Transportation Systems, and Waste and Wastewater Systems Sectors — in the continental and non-continental United States and its territories.” — NBC News
Our Take: “On Tuesday, the Cyber Infrastructure subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on technology-led vulnerabilities with our water supply. It was terrifying and fascinating, and all the details are in my next feature here on Badlands, expected to drop tomorrow afternoon.
Much of the discussion in the hearing centered on that one time that Iran hacked a local US municipal water authority in Pennsylvania — that time just two months ago, in November 2023.
So that hearing was Tuesday, and then on Wednesday, this report was released about the Chinese threats on the same targets.
‘…the report says that this campaign appears to be hackers positioning themselves purely to have the potential capability to wreak havoc across the country.’
We are meant to believe that these cyber threats are completely detached from hoards of military-aged males pouring into our country. I’ve long maintained that, between the Afghanistan withdrawal and porous nature of both the northern and southern US borders, it feels like the regime is moving troops within the interior… maybe ‘purely to have the potential capability to wreak havoc across the country.
How big is the leap that the cyber capabilities and the boots on the ground might be coordinated? In my opinion, the bigger leap is that they’re not.” —
Sky News Journalist Admits Biden's Garbled Speech Shows Why Americans Are Concerned About His Cognitive Health
A Sky News journalist flagged up the latest example of Biden’s garbled speech, admitting that it shows why many Americans are concerned about the state of his cognitive health.
During a monologue about the Israel/Gaza situation, Biden looked incredibly confused and struggled to get his words out.
“There is some movement, and I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna,” said Biden before pausing at length and then stuttering, “choose my words…”
“There’s some movement, there’s been a response from a uh…” he said before trailing off again. — Modernity News
(CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH ON X)
Our Take: “Biden's degradation is a double edged sword that should be wielded carefully. On the one hand, his buffoonish nature provides endless fodder for revealing the weakness of the democratic party, as evidenced by Trump's most recent campaign video. Not only that, but Biden himself is consistent evidence of a shadow presidency, perpetually revealing the existence of a functioning Deep State.
On the other hand, on the global battlefield, Biden is being used as a symbol of America's weakness. So not only is he the fall guy for the corrupt leadership lurking in the shadows (likely Obama), but he represents an open invitation to America's enemies to participate in the reordering of power in the world. Biden's crippled nature is meant to reflect this state of being onto America and, in so doing, foster the transition from the Unipolar world America has always dominated, to the Multipolar world cited by other nations vying for a power vacuum.
This is made worse by the fact that the Deep State has been intentionally using the American military, at the behest of the CIA, to infiltrate other countries, perform coups, assassinations, and propaganda campaigns, cultivating generations of American enemies across the globe.
This is part of the quagmire faced by Trump on his path back to the presidency. A lot of America's enemies were genuinely harmed and traumatized by seemingly American operations. It matters little that, like Biden's presidency, these operations don't represent the will of the American people, because the illusion that they did persisted globally for so long. The taxpayer and the foreign victims are both target audiences for the Cabal.
Put simply, we need to keep both the advantages and the disadvantages of Resident Biden's decline on the table at all times.” —
Ahead of Tucker Carlson's interview with President Vladimir Putin, Elon Musk's "X" social media platform, known for upholding free speech, has seen a surge in downloads by iPhone and iPad users on Apple's App Store. This anticipation for the interview, which has the potential to break the internet (and only exclusive on X and Tucker's website), has already caused a stir among neoconservatives and the legacy media outlets that oversee the censorship-industrial complex, especially since Carlson was seen in Moscow this week.
"X is the number 1 free app in the App Store right now, beating out ChatGPT, Threads, and TikTok," X user Whole Mars Catalog said. — ZeroHedge
Our Take: “Welcome to the show, Normieville.
When we say we exist in an Info War bubble, I don't consider it an insult. More an accurate (and necessary) description of the various layers of the Collective Mind.
Many in the Truth Community (especially Anons who followed the Q op) have been devoting serious cognitive energy toward the prospect of a partnership between Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Mohammed bin Salman (among others,) to topple a Globalist Criminal Cabal that has at least partially enslaved us for generations.
I refer to this partnership as the Sovereign Alliance, but you can call it whatever you like.
The thing is, while it can feel like we've been shouting into the void regarding everything from Righteous Russia to Devolution, it's still vital that we have direct-path Info Warriors who are able to traverse Narrative Layers in the Collective Mind, front-run the Overton Window and, eventually, be the informational and psychological frame and support for Normies.” —
Nikki Haley has failed to win the Nevada primary despite there being no other Republican candidates on the ticket.
Haley came in second place to “None of These Candidates,” losing by around 22,000 votes. Overall, she received less than a third of the votes.
The race was called at 9pm PST, with over 60 percent voting for no one. For some inexplicable reason, 2705 people voted for Mike Pence.
Donald Trump joked that Haley would soon be claiming victory: — Modernity News
Our Take: “The state of Nevada has 1.9M active voters, and according to the Secretary of State’s office, 559,743 of those voters are Republican. On Tuesday, the state held its 2024 Republican primary, and 42,702 voters participated.
That’s 7.6% of registered Republicans and 2.2% of total voters.
That turnout is hilarious and embarrassing for Republicans; more so is that Haley came in second to ‘none of these candidates.’
26,038 people voted for no one as opposed to 14,328 that voted for Haley. Haley didn’t just lose to no one — she lost to no one by 27% of the vote. Ouch.
Trump wasn’t on the ballot because Nevada is also holding a caucus — today — and most Republican voters in the state are expected to participate in that (better) process instead.
The NV primary outcome is cringeworthy and, depending on today’s turnout, it may also be a stunning rebuke of the nationwide push to abolish caucuses and centralize ballot access away from the people.
Colorado should take note — the Centennial state is also holding a caucus after the March 5 primary. Massive caucus participation could land a blows on the commies’ Initiative 117, which seeks to abolish caucus and establish jungle primaries and rank choice voting.
I’m excited to see the turnout in today’s Nevada caucus — and its potential ripple effect — and we’ll revisit this story in tomorrow‘s brief.” —
Former President Donald Trump said Bud Light’s parent company is not “woke” and suggested that it “deserves a second chance.”
“The Bud Light ad was a mistake of epic proportions, and for that a very big price was paid,” President Trump wrote on his Truth Social account on Feb. 6, referring to Bud Light’s decision last year to produce a customized beer can featuring the face of transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.
While asserting that Anheuser-Busch is not a “woke” company, the former President said he can name “plenty that are.” — The Epoch Times
Our Take: “The corporate environment that has been created by ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) scores is intentionally destructive. It is no less than a social credit score for corporations. For corporations like Disney, who are openly devoted to the woke agenda, ESG scores represent a form of communist warfare meant to weaponize culture using a corporatocracy.
But this weapon has another angle to it, which is to further along the destruction of the middle class. The story of the Dylan Mulvaney campaign that cost them billions is a good example. Anheuser-Busch gave in to the corporate social credit system, and the people turned on them. And the boycott that followed was a necessary response from the people.
But the distinction Trump is making here is important. If we can't see the difference between American companies struggling to navigate the weaponization of ‘corporate responsibility’ from the corporations who are active, willing participants in the culture war then we are destroying that which we were meant to protect.
If Bud Light goes down completely, how many farmers, blue collar workers, and middle class families end up suffering? The discernment being pointed out here is crucial, and a major factor in our ability to gradually build economic systems outside of the woke mind virus.
Even though we seem to be living through an era in which major industries are shifting from centralization to decentralization, the risk we run here is moving through this transition too quickly and in so doing, facilitating the destruction intended by our enemy. Instead, we can use the will of the people to show companies the reality of profits outside of ESG scores, gradually creating a transition to a parallel economy that realizes maximum possible stability for the middle class.” —
Prosecutors in Stockholm announced Wednesday they have shut down the investigation into who was behind the 2022 sabotage explosions that crippled Russia's Nord Stream pipelines to Germany.
Sweden has long said it suspected an unknown state actor, and an official statement from its top prosecutor's office now claims "The conclusion of the investigation is that there is no Swedish jurisdiction and that the investigation should therefore be closed." This is because "nothing has emerged to indicate that Sweden or Swedish citizens were involved in the attack that took place in international waters."
Still, the same statement says they now have a "good picture" of the incident after a "systematic and thorough" investigation and this has ultimately led to the conclusion that "Swedish jurisdiction is missing" - according to Swedish Public Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist. "It is not Sweden's task to continue this investigation." — ZeroHedge
Our Take: “Overton's Goalpost and the Shark Fin Template are converging in the War of Stories ... (btw, I will stop using this sort of terminology when it stops explaining Info War deployments in an effective manner.)
Just as ‘Russia Russia Russia!’ is resurfacing as a major Narrative in the Normie hivemind thanks to Tucker Carlson, the EU Establishment is alternatively threatening to sanction Carlson himself while also attempting to distance themselves from one of the more obvious False Flags we've seen in ages.
The Nord Stream 2 sabotage wasn't just an Act of Info War perpetrated against the Russian Federation ... it was an Act of Actual, Kinetic War perpetrated from one member of the Western Hegemon on another ... whether it was the US against Germany or some other intra-Europe actor.
Discounting even THAT possibility, what we're left with is the likelihood that the Western Hegemon attacked its own infrastructure to kickstart WW3.
The Swedes are the first to blink. They won't be the last.” —
Polish farmers are set to join the continent-wide revolt against the EU by launching a massive nationwide strike and blockade later this week.
Farmer protests have exploded in multiple different countries against the EU’s green agenda and the flooding of markets with cheap grain from Ukraine, which is bankrupting the agricultural industry.
While the EU continues to pour millions of euros into Ukraine to prop up their economy, European farmers have been hit with tax hikes and emissions caps that threaten to destroy their livelihoods.
They cannot compete with the cheap price of imported Ukraine grain and in some cases are being ordered not to farm at all.
In France, there is a farmer suicide every other day as the EU deploys high-tech surveillance drones as a tool of enforcement which in some cases means the farmers cannot even cut back bushes and hedgerows without permission. — Modernity News
Our Take: “Climate mandates and cheap grain from Ukraine are bankrupting the European agricultural industries — to such an extent that European farmers are ready to die on this hill.
The people of Europe have had enough, and it’s not just Europe — Indians are now joining the reportedly 20(!) nations whose people are standing up. This includes the Dutch, the Spanish, the French, the Germans, the Irish, Belgians, Portuguese, and Italians. And now, as PJW reports, the Polish people are joining as well.
This is a beautiful and bad ass rebuke of globalism and its devastating effect on the people, their lives, and their freedoms.
Long live the resistance!” —
We hope you enjoyed this brief look back at the major news items you might have missed in this ever-escalating and ever-accelerating news cycle as the Information War continues to rage on around us.
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