Reader’s Links for November 30, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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    • The German comments are tedious, debating how one could safely approach a woman wielding a knife. No one bothers to ask what would have happened in a country where people are allowed to protect themselves, say Israel or the US. And does Austria forbid its citizens fron carrying mace? Why should the Rabbi have to look for help from anyone?

  1. “Trevor Loudon: America’s ‘Unfolding Socialist Revolution’ & Connections to China’s Communist Party” American Thought Leaders – November 28, 2020

  2. Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks (abcnews, Nov 30, 2020)

    “The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official.

    Kidal resident Souleymane Ag Mohamed Ali said he heard more than 10 explosions coming from the direction of the camp for U.N. peacekeepers and soldiers for the French Operation Barkhane.

    A U.N. official confirmed the attacks on three cities, saying rockets fell Monday morning on the camp in Kidal, and at the same time there were similar attacks in Gao and Menaka. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to press on the matter.

    There were not further details.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the simultaneous attacks, but they bear the mark of jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida that carry out attacks in both northern and central Mali.

    Attacks on the camps of international forces are frequent, but this is the first time that towns several hundred kilometers apart have been attacked around the same time — a sign of the coordination capabilities of jihadist groups in Mali.”

  3. Majority of Britons Believe Black Lives Matter Has Increased Racial Tensions (breitbart, Nov 29, 2020)

    “An outright majority of Britons believe the Black Lives Matter movement has increased racial tensions, along with a 44 per cent of people from ethnic minorities.

    According to an Opinium survey of over 2,000 people, some 55 per cent of Briton’s believe Black Lives Matter has made race relations in society worse rather than better. The remaining 45 per cent of respondents were not all actively opposed to this idea, either, with the figure for people who actively disagreed standing at just 17 per cent.

    The proportion of white people who believed BLM had inflamed matters was slightly above the national average, while the proportion of Conservative voters with that believe was an astonishing 70 per cent.

    This illustrates what may be a growing gulf between Conservative voters and Conservative party politicians on BLM-related issues, with the government having been somewhat limp and permissive in its attitude towards the group’s activism and ideology, and even attempting to appease it — with Home Secretary Priti Patel declaring that “Mandatory training is being introduced for new and existing members of Home Office staff to ensure that everyone working in the Department understands and appreciates the history of migration and race in this country” in July, for example.

    The Guardian quoted the director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education based at the University of Birmingham, Professor Kalwant Bhopal, as saying that the poll suggests the Black Lives Matter movement has made some white people “feel their privilege is being threatened and questioned”.

    “When they see something like BLM they do what they can to protect it and there is a backlash,” she speculated — although this would not account for why so many ethnic minority respondents said they believed BLM had inflamed tensions, too.

    Speaking to Breitbart London in September, schoolteacher and campaigner Calvin Robinson, of the Defund the BBC and Don’t Divide Us campaigns, said that “Every time I’ve spoken out against BLM using CRT [Critical Race Theory], they attack me with racially derogatory terms.”

    “Apparently, black people must all think the same way. If we go off-script, we’re race-traitors, ‘Bounties’, and ‘coons’. It seems BLM don’t support racial equality after all, because if they did, surely they’d encourage diversity and expect black people to hold many different views across the political spectrum,” he suggested.

    Breitbart London reporter Kurt Zindulka recorded a BLM activist giving a speech in which he railed that intersectionalism “means recognising that there is one common enemy: the white man” and that “we need to get rid of them.””

  4. UK: Three Men Convicted of Terror Offences After Joint Investigation (breitbart, Nov 29, 2020)

    “Three men have been convicted of terror offences after a joint investigation by counter-terrorism officers from London’s Metropolitan Police and the seven-force Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

    21-year-old Muhammed Saeed (25/03/1998) was convicted of five counts of “possessing an article in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that the possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 57(1) of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000.”

    Meanwhile, 23-year-old Mohamed Ismail (11/06/1996) was convicted of “two counts of disseminating a terrorist publication, contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2006,” and 19-year-old Mohammed Tahir (17/06/2000) — described as “a dangerous individual” by the head of the Counter-Terrorism Policing unit of the ERSO), Detective Superintendent Andy Waldie — was convicted of “one count of disseminating a terrorist publication, contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2006.”

    The three men hailed from locations across England — namely Manchester, north London, and Peterborough, respectively — but the police bulletin announcing their convictions did not disclose any details about their nationality or migration backgrounds.

    Their convictions were secured via guilty pleas, and all have been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing in “early 2021”.

    “I am very pleased with today’s result. Three young men have now been convicted of terrorism offences thanks to the vigilance of counter terrorism officers,” commented Commander Richard Smith for the Metropolitan Police Force’s Counter-Terrorism Command.

    “However, the Met is also working hard to prevent young people from being drawn towards activity in the first place,” he added.

    “I urge anyone who is concerned that someone they know is potentially at risk of radicalisation to tell someone and help them take a different path.”

    The British authorities run deradicalisation programmes for suspected and convicted extremists, but multiple terror convicts have carried out attacks after being released on prison early on licence, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceding that “really very few” can be rehabilitated after one such attack.

    Other European countries have experienced similar problems, with Vienna terrorist Kujtim Fejzulai having fooled prison officials into believing he was reformed prior to his attack.”

  5. The Killing of a Nuclear Scientist May Save Countless Lives
    Richard Kemp
    10-13 minutes

    Iran-appeasers who condemn the targeted killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, have exhibited shocking disregard for the death, destruction and suffering likely to be inflicted by the totalitarian Iranian regime utilising Fakhrizadeh’s pernicious expertise. Pictured: The scene of Fakhrizadeh’s assassination on November 27, near Tehran. (Image source: Fars/Wikimedia Commons)

    With unfailing predictability, EU external affairs spokesman Peter Sano as well as other European Iran-appeasers rushed to condemn the targeted killing on November 27 of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. In doing so they exhibited shocking disregard for the death, destruction and suffering likely to be inflicted by the totalitarian Iranian regime utilising the pernicious expertise of Mr Fakhrizadeh.

  6. “Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has claimed capitalism is the ‘greatest thing humanity has ever done’ and cannot be replaced by socialism, which he described as ‘trickle-up poverty’.”

    “Speaking to Robert Doar from the American Enterprise Institute via Zoom last week, the multimillionaire, 67, said capitalism is the ‘greatest thing humanity has ever done’ while claiming socialism ‘impoverishes everything’.

    The libertarian grocery store boss, whose business is said to ‘lead with love’, spoke passionately about leadership and criticized those who slam capitalism.”

    • I did not expect that from the most sanctimonious grocer on Earth. I might add, the one that forbade his employees from wearing poppies.

  7. BREITBART – UK Govt to Roll Out ‘Vaccine Stamps’ in Passports by Next Year: Report

    The British government is reportedly set to introduce vaccine stamps in passports by next year for those who have been inoculated against the Chinese coronavirus, ostensibly to boost the travel industry.

    The vaccine stamps are being worked on by the Department for Transport (DfT), as airline bosses throughout the world look to make such restrictions mandatory for travelling.

    A supporter of the passport stamps, Conservative MP James Sunderland, told The Telegraph: “Pets need a vaccination passport when travelling between the UK and Europe and this would be a fantastic way of ensuring freedom of movement for people too.”

    “We must do everything possible to boost the economy by re-opening our travel, hospitality, leisure and business sectors and how fantastic would it be to have our planes, trains and boats full again.

    “A vaccination stamp is simple, would save all the hassle at either end and really boost confidence.”

    Government sources told the newspaper that Aviation Minister Robert Courts is “upbeat and supportive” of the idea. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said earlier this month that his transport secretary Grant Shapps was “looking at all such schemes”.

    Some Airlines have already said they would require such stamps after the international rollout of vaccines, with the CEO of Australian airliner Qantas, Alan Joyce, saying last week that proof of inoculation would be a “necessity” to travel on the company’s aeroplanes.

    Korean Air, the largest airline in South Korea, alongside New Zealand Air, has said that they may be forced to require vaccine stamps because governments may implement mandatory vaccines in exchange for reopening their borders to international travel.

    The chief executive for the Irish budget airline Ryanair, Eddie Wilson, said that they are unlikely to require the stamps, however, saying that it is unfeasible to mandate such restrictions in Europe.

    “With short-haul and freedom of movement of people in Europe… I think we’ll see an entirely different landscape come spring and early summer, not really relevant for short-haul and European travel,” Wilson said.

    “In Paris, if you were to choose no vaccination… you’d just get a train instead,” he added.

    The British government has already reportedly begun considering so-called “freedom passes” as a means of lifting lockdown restrictions. The plan would see those who test negative for the Chinese virus twice in a week being given a certificate on their phones, enabling them to see their families or travel without a mask within the UK.

  8. CBC – How to convince skeptics to take COVID-19 seriously

    An infectious disease specialist answers questions about COVID-19 in Alberta and how skeptics can be convinced to take the pandemic seriously.

  9. CBC – Using wastewater testing to identify looming COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

    Researchers are trying to use wastewater as a way to test for outbreaks of COVID-19 before people show symptoms, and universities are getting federal funding to focus testing on long-term care homes.

  10. CBC – Migrants crossing English Channel to get to U.K. dividing communities

    Crossing the English Channel on a small boat organized by smugglers is an increasingly common way for migrants to enter the U.K. — and it’s dividing the communities where the migrants end up.


    A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander was killed overnight Sunday, Al Arabiya has reported.

    Citing Iraqi sources, Al Arabiya said that Muslim Shahdan was killed near the border between Syria and Iraq on Sunday night.

    According to the sources, a drone targeted the Iranian commander’s car near the border.

    No other details were provided and Iran has neither confirmed nor denied reports of Shahdan’s death.

    • Air strike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border – Iraqi officials

      An air strike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday.
      They could not confirm the identity of the commander, who they said was killed alongside three other men travelling in a vehicle with him.
      The vehicle was carrying weapons across the Iraqi border and was hit after it had entered Syrian territory, two Iraqi security officials separately said.
      Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups helped retrieve the bodies, the two officials said, without elaborating or giving the exact time of the incident.

  12. Javid: Islamism Is a ‘Virus’ of the Mind, Must Be Confronted ‘Head-on’ (breitbart, Nov 30, 2020)

    “Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid said that left-wing activists who victim blame the West or consistently “cry Islamophobia” when attempts are made to confront radical Islamism undermine the UK’s ability to deal with the problem.

    Mr Javid, who is himself a Muslim, said that Islamism is a “virus” of the mind, saying that it can only be cured if the liberal cultures of the West stand up for their Enlightenment values.

    “The virus, in this case, is Islamist ideology. An ideology that is antithetical to our way of life in a Western liberal democracy, and that has inspired countless attacks against innocent people. It claims to speak for the Muslim community yet is a twisted version of the great religion of Islam that billions follow around the world,” Javid wrote in The Telegraph.

    “Islamist extremism is a grotesque mutation of the Islam I grew up with, know and love, and Muslims are its biggest victims,” he added.

    The Conservative MP went on to denounce calls to “sanitise” the effects of Islamist terrorists, with suggestions being floated to rebrand the attacks as “faith-based violence” or “irhabi”, the Arabic word for “terrorist”. He argued that Islamist groups support the Doublespeak word changes because they help to distract from the messages of hate they preach.

    Javid said that while there are some “well-meaning officials” who worry that using the term Islamism implicates the religion of Islam as a whole, he went on to say that there are also many “woke activists who are quick to victim-blame the West and cry Islamophobia at all attempts to deal with the issue”.

    The former chancellor said the fact that over 1,000 British citizens travelled to Syria to fight for Islamic State “should have been a wake-up call” and therefore it is “critical” to confront the ideology “head-on and call it for what it is”.

    “President Macron is right to recognise this intellectual battle, and to characterise Islamism as a form of separatism,” Javid said.

    Javid also announced a Policy Exchange initiative, which is being headed up by Sir John Jenkins, the former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia who co-authored a 2015 review on the Muslim Brotherhood for the government. The initiative will track the spreading of Islamism through the UK.

    Sir John said that Islamism “clothes itself in the language of religion” but is really “an activist, socially divisive and supremacist ideology, which seeks to reorder individual lives, societies and states”.

    A report from the group said: “The British Government must not cede ground to Islamists, who for decades have misleadingly claimed to be the representatives of true Islam, by failing to understand their motives, the roots of their ideology and the consequences of the social and political gains they seek to make.”…”

  13. Judge Blocks, Unblocks, Then Blocks Georgia From Wiping or Resetting Election Machines
    By Ivan Pentchoukov and Petr Svab
    November 29, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

    UPDATE: In a third order issued late Sunday night, a federal judge overseeing Sidney Powell’s Georgia lawsuit granted a temporary restraining order on elections officials in Cobb, Gwinnett, and Cherokee counties, to prohibit them from allowing “alteration, destruction, or erasure of any software or data on any Dominion voting machines” used in the 2020 elections. The judge’s decision allowed Powell to amend a previous complaint to include the counties in possession of the voting machines.

    A federal judge presiding over a major election lawsuit in Georgia on Nov. 29 issued and then reversed an order directing the state to cease and desist wiping or resetting election machines.

    “Defendants are ordered to maintain the status quo & are temporarily enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines in the State of Georgia until further order of the court,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. wrote in an emergency order issued Nov. 29.

    The judge reversed the order not long after, explaining that the defendants aren’t in possession of the machines.

    “Plaintiffs’ request fails because the voting equipment that they seek to impound is in the possession of county election officials. Any injunction the Court issues would extend only to Defendants and those within their control, and Plaintiffs have not demonstrated that county election officials are within Defendants’ control. Defendants cannot serve as a proxy for local election officials against whom the relief should be sought,” the judge wrote.

  14. Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Proposes Defunding Emergency Rental Assistance to Fund Critical Race Indoctrination

    What a waste.

    The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky has aroused community backlash after supporting a proposal to fund implicit bias training for city employees using funds previously appropriated for coronavirus emergency rental assistance.

    Lexington’s woke mayor is taking funds for poor people and using them to pay a rich white woman so she can teach city employees how to become woke… this is progressivism in the 21st century

    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 29, 2020

    A left-wing housing group wants Mayor Linda Gorton to fund racialist implicit bias training by defunding the city’s police department, as opposed to stripping a rental assistance program instituted to help Lexington residents in the midst of the coronavirus recession.

  15. Joe Biden Nominates Liberal Activist Neera Tanden as Director of Office of Management and Budget; “Zero Chance of Being Confirmed”

    Tanden is a controversial Democrat.

    Democratic candidate Joe Biden announced his nomination of Center for American Progress President and controversial Democrat Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Biden is yet to be certified as the rightful president-elect pending the outcome of litigation challenging the results in swing states, but this hasn’t prevented him from making personnel decisions.

    Tanden, who is somewhat known as a Twitter personality, is a controversial figure in Democratic and progressive circles. She regularly used her position of influence in the Democratic establishment to attack Bernie Sanders during his 2016 and 2020 campaigns,

    Tanden also became a target of ire for an incident in which she revealed the identity of an individual who was allegedly sexually harassed at the Center for American Progress.

  16. Sidney Powell Drops Lawsuit On Battleground State – She Just Demanded Election Results Be “Decertified” In Georgia
    Ben Dutka
    4 minutes

    Sidney Powell Drops Lawsuit On Battleground State – She Just Demanded Election Results Be “Decertified” In Georgia

    President Donald Trump recently said he would leave the White House if Joe Biden received more electoral college votes. But that doesn’t mean POTUS is giving up.

    In fact, Trump and his team continue to contest the election results in several critical battleground states around the nation. They maintain there were widespread “voter irregularities.”

    And as we’ve seen in the past few weeks, Attorney Sidney Powell clearly agrees with that assessment.

  17. Pennsylvania Lawmakers Formally Introduce Resolution to Dispute 2020 Elections Results
    By Ivan Pentchoukov
    November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

    Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Monday introduced a resolution to dispute the results of the 2020 election.

    The text of the resolution, first previewed in a memo on Nov. 27, states that the executive and judicial branches of the Keystone State’s government usurped the legislature’s constitutional power to set the rules of the election.

    “Officials in the Executive and Judicial Branches of the Commonwealth infringed upon the General Assembly’s authority under the Constitution of the United States by unlawfully changing the rules governing the November 3, 2020, election in the Commonwealth,” the resolution (pdf) states.

  18. Anonymous Email From Arizona Tech Worker Alleges 35,000 Votes Given to Democrats in Pima County: Witness
    By Jack Phillips
    November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

    An alleged anonymous whistleblower’s email that was provided to a cybersecurity expert in testimony during an Arizona GOP state Senate meeting claimed that 35,000 fraudulent votes were given to each of the Democratic candidates in Pima County, Arizona.

    A copy of the email was displayed during the event on Monday, as cited by retired Army Col. Phil Waldron. Waldron alleged that the information was from a Pima County tech support provider. The event was held by some Republican members of the Arizona State Legislature, which also included statements from President Donald Trump’s lawyers.

    • Demonrats are far better organized than WE, the PEOPLE are. Our challenges look scattershot, not as prepared as we should’ve been.

      All the pre-election tweets about mass fraud, untrustworthy FBI and DOJ, foreign sabotage of computer data, censorship on all media – just noise.

      This looks like amateur hour.
      Not the way to fight a war.

  19. Bin Laden’s Niece: Trump Is the ‘Man of the Hour’ Who Can Defend Western Values and Freedom
    By Gary Du
    November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

    The niece of Osama Bin Laden, Noor Bin Ladin, said that President Donald Trump is “the man of the hour” who can lead people in the right direction at this “crucial moment.”

    “We really are at a crucial moment in time, it’s the tipping point, and Western civilization hangs in the ballot. And for me, President Trump is the man of the hour that can keep us on the right direction towards preserving our Western values and our Western ideals and our way of life and our freedoms,” Noor told Patrick Bet-David, author and Founder of Valuetainment Media, on Nov. 18.

    Noor said she was astounded that many world leaders, mainstream media, politicians, and former presidents congratulated Democratic candidate Joe Biden, “pushing this narrative” that he is the legitimate winner.

    Noor thinks some of those who believe Biden won don’t know the U.S. Constitution and election process, and that many of them are being misled by the mainstream media.

  20. Legitimacy of Biden Win Buried by Objective Data
    David Catron
    6-7 minutes

    During the weeks following November 3, innumerable election experts and statistical analysts have pored over the voting data upon which former Vice President Joe Biden’s purported campaign victory ostensibly stands. A growing body of evidence ranging from straightforward ballot audits to complex quantitative analyses suggests that the tabulation of the votes was characterized by enough chicanery to alter the outcome of the election. Consequently, a consensus has gradually developed among the auditors of publicly available information released by the states, and it contradicts the narrative promulgated by the Democrats and the media. The more data experts see, the less convinced they are that Biden won.

  21. Mr. President: Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Investigate ElectionGate
    The new Watergate arrives.

    The headline over there at the Epoch Times was this:

    Trump Suggests He’ll Appoint ‘Special Prosecutor’

    The story, a report on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox show Sunday Morning Futures said this:

    President Donald Trump said he is considering appointing a special prosecutor to probe former intelligence officials and investigators involved in surveilling his 2016 campaign as well as the Nov. 3 election.

    And the suggestion from this corner? Do it, Mr. President. Investigate ElectionGate.

    Let’s look back at what has been seen as the biggest election scandal in history — Watergate. It was a decided constitutional crisis. The focus: the allegation that President Richard Nixon’s campaign — if not Nixon himself — was involved in an attempt to steal the 1972 presidential election by sending in burglars to bug the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, and setting up a “dirty tricks” operation that would “screw up” the campaigns of various Democratic candidates for president.

  22. oe Biden’s China Closet Springs Wide Open – His New NSA Pick Actually Encouraged The Rise Of China
    Jon Brenner
    3-4 minutes

    Joe Biden’s China Closet Springs Wide Open – His New NSA Pick Actually Encouraged The Rise Of China
    What’s Happening:

    As of today, the 2020 election has not been officially decided for President of the United States. But Joe Biden seems to have the edge as the votes have been counted at this point, and he is moving forward as the media-crowned “President-Elect.”

    We will see about how the election shakes out soon, but in the meantime, Biden has gotten busy appointing some concerning folks. Questions swirled during the campaign about Biden’s former relationship with China and how he would deal with the rising power.

  23. Crime Hiding Crime: A Motive for Stealing the Election
    Roger Kimball
    Roger Kimball
    November 29, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020


    What motivates people?

    The philosopher Thomas Hobbes thought that, at bottom, there were two things: the desire for power (an expression of a more general desire for self-perpetuation) and fear, also an expression, though a negative one, of the desire for life.

    In a famous passage of “Leviathan,” Hobbes writes, “I put as a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.”

    The other side of this general inclination, Hobbes thought, was the “Desire of ease, and sensual delight,” allegiance to which was the soft side of that tyrannical “Fear of death and wounds” that induced men to obedience and conformity.

  24. Trump says FBI, Department of Justice could be ‘involved’ in ‘rigged election’
    Rick Sobey
    3 minutes
    Massachusetts coronavirus deaths rise 25, virus cases up 1,166, hospitalizations jump
    November 30, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    President Trump on Sunday said his administration’s Department of Justice and the FBI could be “involved” in an alleged widespread voter fraud conspiracy plot in the 2020 presidential election.

    There has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud, but Trump on Sunday — in his first TV interview since the election — continued to say that the election was “rigged.”

    “This is total fraud,” the president said on Fox News. “And how the FBI and Department of Justice — I don’t know, maybe they’re involved. But how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable.”

  25. Poll Challenger, Dominion Contractor Say Voting Machines in Detroit Were Connected to Internet
    By Bowen Xiao
    November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

    DETROIT—A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems who performed IT work at the TCF Center in Michigan and a former state senator who was a poll challenger both say that the voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election were connected to the internet.

    Melissa Carone—a freelance IT worker who submitted a sworn affidavit on Nov. 10 detailing a barrage of what she called fraudulent actions during her time at the voting center—said she was called into a hotel in Allen Park on Nov. 2 where the whole Dominion team was staying in order to attend a training of sorts.

    In that hotel conference room, there was a tabulator and an adjudication machine the team was told to walk around the room and look at. Carone said a Dominion manager (the man who initially contacted her for the position) talked for around an hour telling the team where they were going to be assigned for the election.

  26. Three Ways America’s Mainstream Media Resemble Communist Media
    Diana Zhang
    Diana Zhang
    November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020


    On Thanksgiving day, President Donald Trump held a press conference, and the media relentlessly pressured him with questions about whether he would leave the White House, in effect repeatedly calling on him to concede. The scene reminded me of the Cultural Revolution in China and how the media attacked Liu Shaoqi.

    Li Shaoqi, the president of China between 1959-1968, was attacked by the media day and night after the communist leader decided to get rid of him. Within a few days, he was removed. Abused, he died alone, without even his family being informed. At the crematorium, he was an anonymous body—the workers did not know this was the former president. Parades celebrating his downfall were held nationwide.

    • Pfizer, which announced a vaccine against COVID-19, is the same company that created Viagra.
      Therefore, we can fully rely on the vaccine, because Pfizer was able to raise the dead, they will very easily cure the living.

      Trump was fuming mad because he believes:that Pfizer deliberately delayed their announcement until after the election.

      However, Pfizer responded by telling him the company is about erections not elections.

      Keep on the sunny side.

  27. MEMRI – Chinese Sociologist: We Are Driving America to Its Death; COVID-19 Beneficial for China, North Korea

    Chinese sociologist Dr. Li Yi said in an October 16, 2020 speech delivered at the Shenzhenwan Dialogue Forum in Shenzhen, China that China would overtake the United States in GDP by 2027, and that COVID-19 has been harmful to the U.S. and Europe but beneficial to China and North Korea.

    He praised North Korea and its system for having “zero” COVID-19 infections and said that the number of COVID-19 deaths in China, which he claimed is 4,000, is virtually zero compared to America’s 220,000 deaths.

    In addition, Dr. Li Yi said that China is growing rapidly in economy, military, trade, and diplomacy, and that its development cannot be stopped, unless a Gorbachev-like leader comes to power “who would mess up China’s own internal affairs and cause China to disintegrate.”

    In addition, he said that most Americans hate China because it has pushed the U.S. into a corner, but he predicted that the U.S. will not sever diplomatic relations with China.
    Furthermore, he said that there will not be a war between the U.S. and China because they are both nuclear powers.

    He did, however, say that China has yet to take over Taiwan.

    Dr. Yi holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois and according to his Linkedin account, he is a full-time professor at Renmin University in China.

    Following Dr. Yi’s October 16 speech, Renmin University issued a statement denying his employment at the university.

    Dr. Yi’s speech was uploaded to his personal YouTube account.

  28. Niger Wants to Double Size of Army to Fight Jihadists: Minister

    “Niger’s army, locked in a battle with jihadist groups in several regions, should double in size to “at least 50,000” soldiers in the next five years, Defense Minister Issoufou Katambe has told parliament.

    The impoverished country lies in the heart of the Sahel, a region plagued by overlapping jihadist insurgencies that have spilt across borders over the past decade.

    “An army must have at least 50,000 to 100,000 or 150,000 soldiers and we are at only 25,000, which is why the president of the republic has pledged that in the next five years we must increase this figure, we must have at least 50,000 in this army,” he told lawmakers on Saturday.

    He told reporters later that the decision was part of the long-term fight against terrorism and said “arrangements were being made to achieve this objective.”

    Jihadist fighters come into Niger in the west from Mali and Burkina Faso. In the southeast, Boko Haram and a splinter group called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) launch attacks.

    The Diffa region near the Nigerian border hosts roughly 300,000 people who have fled their homes, according to UN figures.

    In late 2019 and early 2020, three jihadist attacks killed 174 people, leaving the country in shock.

    Niger’s military has received training and logistical support from the United States, France, and Italy for its battles against Islamist insurgents.

    While France and the United States have military bases in the country, Germany has a logistics base.”

  29. Death of ‘Zionist Israel’ Sweetest Revenge for Killing of Top Iran Scientist: Ex-CIA Officer

    “TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Robert David Steele, a former CIA agent, said that the Tel Aviv regime assassinated top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh to provoke Iran’s counterattack, adding that the sweetest revenge for the death of the physicist is “the death of Zionist Israel”.

    “The sweetest revenge for the deaths of General Soleimani and Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is the death of Zionist Israel. That is the Grand Prize,” Steele told Tasnim…”

  30. Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist’s killing, Shamkani says

    “A senior Iranian official said on Monday an opposition group was suspected alongside Israel in the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, an attack that has raised the prospect of a new standoff between Tehran and its longtime enemy…”

  31. Iran Urges Int’l Condemnation of State-Sponsored Terrorism

    “Iran’s first vice-president denounced the assassination of top commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and eminent scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as brazen examples of state-sponsored terrorism, calling on the international community to condemn and prevent such inhumane attacks.

    Eshaq Jahangiri on Monday delivered an address to the 19th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of Heads of Government, held via videoconferencing and hosted by India.

    In his speech, Jahangiri said Iran has been a victim of state-sponsored terrorism despite its fruitful cooperation with other countries in the fight against terrorism and in combating Daesh terrorists that pose a major threat to the world.

    The blatant examples of utilizing state-sponsored terrorism against Iran were the January assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani by the US and the recent assassination attack on defense scientist and manager Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, he added.

    The vice-president called on governments and regional and international organizations not to remain silent on state-sponsored terrorism and condemn it to prevent a recurrence of such inhumane measures.

    “Iran, of course, will give a decisive and calculated response to this crime at the proper time,” Jahangiri added.

    He further described regional organizations as an effective mechanism for the management and settlement of regional and global problems, pointing to the ample opportunities for multilateral cooperation provided by the SCO.

    Jahangiri also lashed out at the US government for resorting to illegal and cruel sanctions to pressurize sovereign states, saying it is necessary for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to devise plans to tackle the US’ unilateral sanctions that disrupt free global trade.”

  32. Houthi-Fired Ballistic Missile Crashes in Yemen

    “The Iran-backed Houthi militias fired on Monday a ballistic missile, which ended up crashing in Yemeni territory.

    Saudi-led Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the terrorist militias had fired the projectile from the Amran province.

    He accused them of launching the missile from civilian areas, revealing that it eventually crashed in the Saada province.

    Malki stressed that the Houthis continue to violate international humanitarian law by launching such missiles that end up landing in civilian areas, threatening the lives of hundreds of people.

    The joint coalition command will continue to take firm and deterrent measures to neutralize the Houthis’ capabilities, protect civilians inside Yemen and safeguard regional and international security, he vowed.”

  33. Turkey, Azerbaijan drone success should worry Europe, says European Council analyst

    “The success in drone warfare conducted by Turkey and Azerbaijan is a cause of concern for Europe and should force it to consider its options, a senior policy fellow and analyst at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) has warned.

    In the analysis written by Gustav Gressel, he noted that Azerbaijan’s victory over Armenia in the renewed conflict for the Nagorno-Karabakh region offers “distinct lessons for how well Europe can defend itself”.

    During that 44-day conflict, in which Armenia and its militias suffered the loss of thousands of troops and military vehicles, one of the key decisive factors which granted Azerbaijan superiority were the Turkish drones used by the Azeri military.

    Those drones, along with the methods of warfare developed through their use in other fronts, enabled Azerbaijan to capture the strategic city of Shusha and force Armenia’s surrender on 9 November, leading to the Russia-brokered ceasefire deal which returned the territory to Baku.

    Gressel stated that instead of dismissing that conflict as “a minor war between poor countries,” Europe should make itself aware of the threat posed by the Turkish drone warfare used by Azerbaijan. He even reasoned that most armies of European states “would do as miserably as the Armenian Army”….”

  34. Belgium: Iran diplomat receives 20-year prison term for terrorism

    “An Iranian diplomat suspected of leading a failed state-sponsored bomb attack in Europe has received a 20-year prison sentence in Belgium.

    Assadollah Assadi, 48, faced trial in Antwerp, Belgium, last week, alongside three other Iranians over his involvement in a 2018 plot against an exiled opposition group in France.

    The trial, which started on Friday, was the first time a European Union (EU) state has charged an Iranian official with terrorism offences.

    Assadi allegedly brought nearly half a kilogramme of explosives into Belgium on a commercial flight from Iran to Vienna in June 2018, the New York Times reported.

    The 48-year-old then drove, in a rental car, to Luxembourg, where he handed the substance over to an Iranian-Belgian couple.

    The couple, Amir Saadouni, 40, and his wife, Nassimeh Naami, 36, were arrested two days later, on the day of the convention, while they were driving to Paris.

    Assadi was arrested in Germany, on his drive back to Vienna. A fourth man, Mehrdad Arefani, 57, was arrested on suspicion of being Assadi’s accomplice.

    Belgium’s court spokesperson announced the verdict saying: “For the Iranian diplomat suspect in this case, a 20-year prison term. For the couple found in possession of the bomb, an 18-year prison term, and for the fourth suspect, a 15-year prison term. For these last three suspects, the federal prosecutor requested also the withdrawal of their Belgian nationality.”

    Tehran has dismissed the trial, calling allegations of a state-sponsored attack a “false flag” stunt by the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, which was the alleged target of the plot.

    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also claimed the allegations were designed to embarrass Iran just before President Hassan Rouhani travelled to Europe to rally support for the 2015 nuclear deal.

    However, Jaak Raes, head of Belgium’s state security service (VSSE), told prosecutors: “The attack plan was conceived in the name of Iran and under its leadership. It was not a personal initiative by Assadi.”5

    The 2018 plot targeted the annual convention of the NCRI,where US President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Guiliani, was set to deliver the keynote address.

    The primary target of the bomb attack, prosecutors believe,was Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the NCRI, who advocates revolution in Iran.

    The 2018 convention was also attended by several high-profile names, including the former Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper, the former director of the FBI, Louis Freeh and the former US speaker of the house, Newt Gingrich.

    Authorities said the attack was thwarted by a coordinated operation by French, German and Belgian security services.”

  35. Police Thwart Irregular Migration Operation in Dakhla, Southern Morocco

    “Police in Dakhla, southern Morocco, thwarted an irregular migration operation on November 28, arresting one suspect for his alleged involvement in human trafficking.

    Police arrested the 25-year-old suspect in the coastal fishing zone of Lassarga, south of the city of Dakhla.

    Security services arrested the suspect red-handed with 38 candidates for irregular migration, including one woman and three minors, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported.

    The suspect had a contract with the would-be migrants to take them to the Spanish coast in return for MAD 20,000 ($2,211) per migrant.

    Search operations enabled police to seize logistics equipment suspected of being used to facilitate the commission of the criminal acts, including two homemade boats equipped with engines, barrels containing 560 liters of gasoline, compasses, and all-terrain vehicles.

    Police put the main suspect in custody. The migrants were subject to judicial inquiries to determine the possible links and international ramifications of the criminal network.

    Morocco is a transit point and for irregular migrants seeking to reach Europe for better opportunities. It is also a destination country for many migrants, who either travel to Morocco specifically or end up staying on their way to Europe.

    This year, Morocco’s security services aborted a score of irregular migration attempts.

    In 2019, Morocco aborted 74,000 irregular migration operations.

    At the G20 Summit, Spain recently voiced concerns regarding the irregular migration issue, saying Morocco continues to face pressure due to undocumented migration.

    Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Morocco and other transit countries are under migratory pressure from sub-Saharan Africa.”

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