Reader’s Links for February 11, 2023

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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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  1. DAILY MAIL – ISIS calls for attacks on Christians around the world in the wake of Koran book-burning stunts in Sweden

    Campaign was launched by social media channel on Telegram affiliated with ISIS

    Called for Muslims to ‘shed blood of perpetrator’ following burning of Koran

    ISIS has called for attacks on Christians around the world in the wake of Koran book-burning stunts in Sweden.

    The terrorist group launched a campaign calling for attacks against Christians, according to a report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center on February 6.

    Videos and posts calling on Islamists to carry out attacks around the world, especially in Europe, were distributed on social media.

    An ISIS-affiliated Telegram channel published posts calling for attacks against Christians around the world, saying that Muslims should see the burning of the Koran as an insult to the religion and they were encouraged to ‘shed the blood of the perpetrator’.

    It was emphasized that all Muslims must protect their religion if they want to go to heaven and that they should act according to the ‘measure for measure’ principle.

    The announcement of the campaign against Christians comes after the burning of a Koran in Sweden by Rasmus Paludan, a Danish-Swedish politician and leader of the far-right party, as part of a protest in the capital Stockholm against Turkey and Islam on January 21.

    Paludan burned the Islamic holy book in front of Turkey’s embassy, stoking the anger of Turkey which then said it would not support the Scandinavian country’s bid for NATO membership.

    Protests have been held since then in a number of Muslim countries, and only three days after on January 24, crowds of Afghan men condemned the incident in Khost, a city bordering Pakistan.

    In a statement the day after the book burning, on January 22, Afghanistan’s foreign ministry called for the Swedish government ‘to punish the perpetrator’ and to stop ‘such vile and provocative anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim acts’.

    According to one of the posts in light of ISIS’s media campaign, the killing of over 20 Christian citizens in a pub in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on January 23.

    Additionally, several attacks in which Mozambican army soldiers were killed recently were apparently also reprisals for the burning of the Koran in Sweden, as ‘Christians everywhere are considered Paludan’s brothers’.

    On February 1 the ISIS-affiliated Mathani Foundation published a video entitled ‘Kill them wherever you meet them,’ calling for carrying out terrorist attacks in Western countries.

    According to the video, which includes clips documenting the incident of burning the Koran, Paludan harmed all Muslims but received protection from the Swedish authorities, who provided him with security.

    Later in the video, an ISIS operative appears who speaks fluent English, who is apparently in Syria, calls to harm the ‘infidels’ in any possible way.

    He listed work tools and trucks as weapons and any other tool in the hands of the would-be attackers: ‘Kill them wherever you meet them. If you are a tradesman, use a nail gun to nail the heads and crucify them on woodwork.

    ‘If you are a truck driver, run over them until their streets are washed with their filthy blood or pour oil on their houses, while they are sleeping, and set them on fire, so that the message [not to harm Muslims and Islam] will be burned into their heads.’

    Later in the video, an old recording is played in the voice of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the organization’s spokesman in 2014-2016, who focused his propaganda on calling on Muslims in the West to kill ‘infidels’ in their countries.

    In the recording, Al-Adnani says that all ‘infidels’ are fair game and that they should be attacked without distinction between civilians and security personnel.

    The video also includes video clips documenting terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS operatives or inspired by it on European soil.


    • Excuses, excuses, excuses

      Syed Abdul Ala Maududi founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party said:
      “Non-Muslims have absolutely no right to seize the reins of power in any part of God’s Earth nor to direct the collective affairs of human beings according to their own misconceived doctrines. If they do, the believers would be under an obligation to do their utmost to dislodge them from political power and make them live in subservience to the Islamic way of life”.

      Sheikh Ahmed Badran:
      “Once Muslims come to power, they will never allow Infidels to rule over Muslims.”

      Qur’an 8:12
      “Allah will terrorize unbelievers; Muslims should behead them”.

      “Fight unbelievers until Islam reign supreme”.

      “Crucify or amputate the hands and feet of those who make war against Allah and Mohammad”.

      “Behead and slaughter the unbelievers, take others captive”.

      “Strike terror in unbelievers”.

      “Christians -believers in divinity of Christ are unbelievers”.

      3: 181
      “Jews are bound for hell”.

      “Allah transforms disobedient Jews into apes”.

      “Unbelievers, particularly Jews are accursed”.

      “Fight and kill unbelievers until “religion is Allah’s” ( Islam law rules all societies”.

      Islamic scholar Younus Kathrada of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada October 11, 2019
      “All Canadians in the upcoming election are evil, filthy, non-Muslims who support homosexuality and Zionism”.

      Same Islamic “scholar”
      March 20, 2020 “We take Coronavirus precautions seriously and should do the same with Allah’s Commands; We must not ally with Jews, Christians, Infidels — This matter is more dangerous than Covid-19”.

      September 6, 2019
      Somali-Canadian Said Rageah: “Non-Muslims disapprove of polygamy because they want Muslim women to be cheap goods like non-Muslim women. Muslim women who do not want to share their husbands are not true believers”.

      Winston Churchill said:
      “When Muslims are in the minority they are very concerned with minority rights, when they are the majority, there are no minority rights”.

      The complicity and reality of Muhammadan Islam in the slave trade is staggering. when added to the number of those sold into the slave market, the total number of African victims of the trans Saharan and East Africa slave trade could be higher than 140 million.

      “The negro nations are a rule submissive to slavery, because they have attributes that are similar to dumb animals “.

      There were 6 major slave routes in the Islamic slave trade. In the 1800 they transported 77.2 million slaves and it is calculated more than 8 million died before reaching the slave markets. Most slaves destined for the Middle East were castrated and children born to black slaves were drown at birth.

      The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa by John Alembillah Azumah is a lesson in history.

      The qur’an allows for the taking of slaves as “booty” or reward for wars of aggression against the Unbelievers.

    • PAKISTAN – Mob lynches man over blasphemy allegations in Nankana Sahib

      IG Punjab suspends two senior cops for negligence

      A 35-year-old man arrested over blasphemy allegations was lynched on Saturday in Punjab’s Nankana Sahib district after a mob broke into the police station where the victim was being held.

      According to reports, the victim was accused of allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran and locals claimed the victim was involved in ‘witchcraft’.

      Following the accusation, he was handed over to the local police force, however, a mob later formed at the police station after news of the incident spread in the area.

      The mob demanded the police hand over the accused.

      In videos that surfaced on social media, the mob can be seen scaling the large gates of the Warburton Police Station, forcing it open, after which the crowd entered the building.

      The mob then searched the police station for the victime, found and killed him, and then dragged the body naked through the streets as more people threw sticks and stones at the body.

      twitter @ShirazHassan

      Total madness!!! An angry mob attacked the police station in Nankana Sahib. Reportedly an accused of blasphemy was killed and body burnt by the mob. Apparently police was unable to control the situation.

      + 52 sec video

      twitter @
      A mob lynched a person, who was arrested by police on #blasphemy charges, after attacking a police station in Nankana Sahab, Punjab, #Pakistan

      + 24 sec video


      Ashrafi terms Quran desecrator’s murder in Nankana Sahib unconstitutional, un-Islamic

      ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Saturday termed the murder of an accused who desecrated the Holy Qauran in Warburton Nankana Sahib unconstitutional and un-Islamic.

      He, in a video message, said as per media reports, desecrator of the Holy Quran who was under police custody of Warburton, Nankana Sahib, had been killed after attacking the police station by a group of unruly mob.

      Ashrafi who is also the Chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council condemned the brutal incident in the strongest terms and said taking law into one’s hand was not acceptable anyway in the presence of certain laws pertaining to the desecration and blasphemy of Islamic sanctities and values to punish the accused in the country.

      He said if someone had committed a crime, it was court’s jurisdiction to penalize the accused, it was none of the group, party or individual’s discretion power to announce sentence against anyone.

      He urged the Punjab government to put culprits involved in this heinous crime behind the bars and proposed that their trials should be conducted in the Anti-Terrorism Court.

      He said it was a shameful act in the eyes of Ulema and Mashaykh of all schools of thought as it had brought a bad name for the country in the comity of nations. (APP)

  2. A response I wrote to an honest question about socialism, communism and how ‘real communism has never been done’:

    TL;DR: ‘True Communism’ can never happen because no political, social or philosophical system that denies human nature and whose very existence is predicated on erasing/denying it is doomed to cause horrible suffering and eventual failure, if it can be implemented at all.

    Full disclosure: I was born and raised behind the Iron Curtain and happily risked my life to escape that tyranny. I even chatted about it with Dr. Peterson a few weeks after his viral video.

    Most people do not understand the difference between Socialism and Communism, because it is usually very obscured by jargon or even intentionally hidden, but, they are correct that ‘real communism has never happened’. Because it cannot.

    Communism cannot be achieved because it is premised on the ‘tabula rasa’ fallacy: a long disproven hypothesis, proven to so false as to be risible decades ago.

    The ‘tabula rasa’ or ‘clean slate’ fallacy is the hypothesis that what forms a human being is the sum of their experiences. And, yes, today’s left is treating this as ‘proven fact’ instead of the thoroughly discredited fallacy which it is. It proposes that each child is born like a ‘clean slate’ onto which their experiences will be written, and this ‘filled in slate’ will 100% determine their personality, behaviour and even their deepest desires. Genetics is, in this fallacy, dismissed as completely irrelevant.

    An example to illustrate this thinking: if you take 2 infants and give them identical life experiences/training, their performance in such disparate fields as, say, music and long distance running WILL be identical, even if one infant is the child of opera singers/musicians and the other one is the child of marathon-winning parents. Now, I am not claiming that this outcome is not possible, but, the ‘tabula rasa’ fallacy claims that it is inevitable and true 100% of the time.

    It may interest you to read up on Lysenkoism, because it is the natural progression of this fallacy. And, where I grew up, it was illegal to teach evolution in schools, only Lysenkoism…

    Now that I have gone to such lengths to lay the (tiniest bit of the) background, let me explain the difference between Socialism, Communism and why all who do not embrace ‘the program’ must be killed, and not just killed – killed in a way to be made examples of.

    ‘Socialism’ is the stage of society which is necessary before ‘Communism’ can replace it, and ‘Socialism’ must be imposed by force for several generations in a State totalitarianism, so that the education of generation after generation of children can minimize the influence of other philosophies/outlooks on life than those of Communism.

    I have not rehearsed my phrasing, so I may not be clear, so, let me walk through it slowly, as we were taught it and as it is being implemented in The West currently, using ‘institutional capture’ instead of State totalitarianism (this is an advancement in methodology only developed post Soviet revolution).

    So, you want to raise a perfect ‘tabula rasa’ generation of children who can be imprinted that Communist ideals are their own ideals and something they deeply desire and live up to in thoughts and every deed. But, you cannot take the children away from the parents right away because parents will rise up to protect their children, so you have to do it gradually.

    The first generation of children will probably still hold to many of their parents’ ideals, but, if the teachers do their job correctly, they will also question these, and not hold onto them that strongly.

    ‘Rinse and repeat’ – and after a few generations, the ‘parents’ will hold on to less and less of their ancestor’s values and tradition, embracing most if not all of the Communist ones – so, with each subsequent generation, the children will have been raised into more perfected Communists, heart and soul.

    This all happens under ‘Socialism’ and is enforced by totalitarian means, whether by The State or by State controlled schools, media, entertainment and industry. Anyone and everyone who, during this period of societal evolution speaks up against this or tries to live up to non-Communist ideals MUST be destroyed, publicly and visibly, because they could write non-Communist experiences onto the young folks’ ‘tabula rasa’ and thus set the whole thing back for generations!

    An ingenious way to accelerate this imprinting of the ‘tabula rasa ‘ subjects (children) is to minimize the influence of their parents, grand-parents and so on. This is achieved by intentional reduction in the living standards, which forces both parents into the workforce just to provide for their families – and entrusts their children to government-regulated day-cares/nursery schools/kindergartens where educators can control the child’s development more than the parents could ever have the chance to. According to Communist theory, this will accelerate the creation of the perfected Communist person.

    Aside: another ingenious method to achieve this is to eliminate single family homes, so that there will be a significant reduction in privacy (as a family, we would only dare talk in the bathroom with the shower full on as the walls were paper thin) so that non-approved teachings would not be dared to be taught in family residences. But, that is another chapter…

    Once all the people will have been ‘perfected’ to this ideal, then all forms of government can be abolished and ‘True Communism’ can be ushered into existence.

    It will be perfect!

    Everybody will want the same thing and willingly work as hard as they possibly can towards that goal, without any need for reward because the goal will be the reward itself.

    And there will be no need for a government, because being raised equally, everyone will come out with exactly the same sets of skills and fill any role in society, fully interchangeably, and will jump to fill any position that needs it.

    And THAT, according to the Communist teachings, is what TRUE COMMUNISM is (sorry, not shouting, just don’t know how to bold things, so this is just emphasis).

    Recap: human beings have no nature and are only the product of their experiences, so, their experiences must be controlled so that they become perfected Communist people each of whom is fully interchangeable with any other and who need no government to oversee them, and therefore they live in the Communist utopia.

    However, in order to raise a full generation of these perfected Communist people, Socialism must be imposed by force. Under socialism, all forms of dissent to the imposition of Communist ideals must be rooted out, the dissenters publicly and severely punished and destroyed through violence and brutal coersion.

    In other words, ‘real communism had never happened’ because for it to happen, human nature has to be eradicated – and that has not happened, yet.

    ANY political/social system that denies human nature is doomed to fail. We are the products of both our environment/education AND our genes and to deny both these realities will only lead to one form of oppression or another and untold human suffering!

    • Thank you. I too put words in capitals for effect, maybe it is time that we shout the truth from the roof tops.

      I was thinking it would be great to print fliers with your writing, but sadly, people only want to hear that they are right. Where I live a man brought the free Druthers Newspaper to a store. The local loons insisted he not have it in his store or they would take their business elsewhere.

      There is no other store and the man who owns the store caved. If they do not like the paper they should not read it, but instead they do not want others to read it either, they are like thugs. Just get the vaccine ( on 5th shots now) stay, home, stay safe and shut up.

      After living here for 35 years, I now realize I do not know these peoplekind at all.

  3. Dr. Fauci Admits COVID Shots Didn’t Have A Chance Of Controlling The Pandemic

    “Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted in a recently published research paper that COVID-19 vaccines could not have been reasonably expected to get the pandemic under control.”

    “Because these viruses generally do not elicit complete and durable protective immunity by themselves, they have not to date been effectively controlled by licensed or experimental vaccines,” Fauci and his co-authors, David Morens and Jeffrey Taubenberger of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), wrote in the paper.

    The analysis, titled “Rethinking next-generation vaccines for coronaviruses, influenza viruses, and other respiratory viruses,” highlights shortcomings in current vaccine technology for respiratory viruses and speculates on how it might be improved going forward. The authors compare SARS-CoV-2 to influenza, for which they say “only less than suboptimal vaccines” exist.”

    The research article referenced above is in the link below:

  4. Dr. Fauci Admits COVID Shots Didn’t Have A Chance Of Controlling The Pandemic

    “Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted in a recently published research paper that COVID-19 vaccines could not have been reasonably expected to get the pandemic under control.”

    “Because these viruses generally do not elicit complete and durable protective immunity by themselves, they have not to date been effectively controlled by licensed or experimental vaccines,” Fauci and his co-authors, David Morens and Jeffrey Taubenberger of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), wrote in the paper.

    The analysis, titled “Rethinking next-generation vaccines for coronaviruses, influenza viruses, and other respiratory viruses,” highlights shortcomings in current vaccine technology for respiratory viruses and speculates on how it might be improved going forward. The authors compare SARS-CoV-2 to influenza, for which they say “only less than suboptimal vaccines” exist.”

    The research article referenced above is in the link below:

    Now that Saint Fauci has let us in on this “secret failure” of certain “vaccines”, should everybody panic? No.
    If you’re really sweating about the threat of respiratory viral infection, you might look into ancient natural medicine. Do your own research to confirm empirical evidence that the natural, non-GMO, wild variety of Cannabis is medicine and smoking certain strains of Cannabis can eliminate symptoms of the common cold. Some strains of it have an antihistamine effect. Then there are the clinical studies that suggest cannabinoids block your cells’ Ace 2 receptors, preventing entry by certain viruses.

    Cannabis that has been modified for recreational use may not be useful for medicine, so, do your research.

    If you’re wondering how our healthcare system got to this point, the Rockefeller and Carnegie foundations monopolized health care long ago. They funded the Flexner Report, which paved the way to making many natural medicines illegal.

  5. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Berates Attorney Jonathan Turley for His Statements on Twitter Because He Never Working There
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 9:20am

    FOX News brought Jonathan Turley on to discuss the House hearing on the weaponization of the federal government and his testimony in front of the committee.

    During his testimony at that hearing, Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz criticized Turley for making statements about Twitter without having worked there.

    George Washington University law professor and legal expert Jonathan Turley fired back Friday on “Fox & Friends” after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., went after his credentials at a House hearing on the weaponization of the federal government. Wasserman Schultz told Turley he was only offering “opinion and conjecture” on Twitter working with the FBI and had no “specific or unique knowledge” to speak about the issue.

    JONATHAN TURLEY: The congresswoman was asking if I’ve ever worked at Twitter as a condition for my talking about what the Twitter Files say. It’s like saying you have to work at the Pentagon if you want to testify about the implications of the Pentagon Papers. The point of witnesses before committees is often to give legal analysis based on what is known and what could be found in this investigation. The exchange she was referring to was a member who expressly asked me about the Twitter Files and what this suggests about what I’ve called censorship by surrogate. And then she went into this issue of, ‘Well, you’ve never worked at Twitter. How do you know what goes on at Twitter?,’ which is completely absurd. The whole premise of my testimony was that Twitter has now authenticated and confirmed these facts. These facts are coming from Twitter. These are Twitter files. And the facts indicate that they had weekly meetings with the government. They indicate that the government would send long lists of citizens and others to be targeted, censored, to be in some cases, banned. Those are very serious allegations that raise constitutional questions, which is why I was there to discuss it.

    Wasserman Schultz is famous for being the Democrat Party Chairperson who gave all donations to the party in the 2016 Election to Hillary Clinton (neglecting Bernie Sanders). She was ousted as the Democrat Party Chairperson on the eve of the 2016 Democrat Party Convention.

    More importantly, Wasserman Schultz was connected to a Pakistani that was never fully vetted.

    DNC-employed technology aide, Imran Awan, worked closely with Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) until it was discovered he and family members also working on the Hill were stealing tech equipment by falsifying work orders while simultaneously funneling members’ emails improperly onto an unauthorized server.

    Awan and his family had been technology aides to more than 40 Democratic Congressional members, some of whom sat on foreign policy and national security committees. Their positions allowed them access to all digital communications of those members. After Awan, a Pakistani native, was arrested trying to leave the country, he was charged with bank fraud. He cut a deal and served three months supervised release with no prison time.

    Americans never were told what the Awan family stole and where it went. It’s feared that the family sent US House member data overseas to Pakistan, China, or Russia. This was covered up.

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  6. Jim Jordan Opens Weaponization Committee Hearings Detailing FBI Whistleblower Claims (VIDEO)
    By Mike LaChance
    Published February 11, 2023 at 7:00am

    Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio kicked off the new House Committee on Weaponization of Government by detailing what he and other Republicans have been told by FBI whistleblowers.

    Jordan commented that he has “never seen anything like this” in his time in Congress, referring to the number of people who have come forward.

    He addressed concerns over the censorship of average Americans and much more.

    The Daily Caller has details:

  7. Zakharova: “The US is Lying Live on Air, Openly Mocking Journalists Who Ask Fully Justified Questions”
    By Richard Abelson
    Published February 11, 2023 at 10:00am

    Attempts by the US State Department to label Seymour Hersh’s article about the sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines “nonsense” are “overt lies” that display “shocking ignorance of American history”, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday.

    Veteran investigative journalist Hersh reported on Wednesday that the US was behind the destruction of the Baltic Sea pipelines on September 26,2022. American divers planted charges under the cover of a NATO exercise, and a Norwegian airplane detonated them remotely when the time came, Hersh claimed.

    State Department spokesman Ned Price called Seymour Hersh’s Nord Stream revelations “nonsense” on Thursday.

    When asked by a reporter whether he viewed the US government’s denial of involvement in the attack as credible, Price replied: “I absolutely do, and I repeat it here.”

  8. The WHO warns of next pandemic, calls in Big Pharma | Redacted

    Is bird flu the next pandemic? The World Health Organization is prepping us for that.

    Dr. Tedros says that mammal-to-mammal transmission is now a concern and that the fatality rate in humans for bird flu is over 40%.

    Is it that or is it fungus because the WHO is also now tracking dangerous fungi but oh wait, there is a vaccine for that.

    • TODAY – Young people are more likely to die of heart attacks post-COVID, study finds. But why?

      A recent study found that heart attacks in people ages 25 to 44 increased by 30% compared to the expected number over the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Feb. 9, 2023, 2:47 PM EST / Source: TODAY
      By Maura Hohman

      When Demi Washington, a basketball player at Vanderbilt University came down with COVID-19 in late 2020, her symptoms were mild, just a runny nose. But to ensure her safe return to the court, the school required her to undergo an MRI.

      The results brought Washington to tears.

      Following the infection, the now college senior had developed myocarditis — when the heart muscle becomes inflamed, which can decrease the heart’s ability to pump blood. The condition can lead to stroke or heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic. Washington was not vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time.

      “I was scared because any internal organ, you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I need that to live,'” she recalled to TODAY. “I didn’t really know what was going to come of it, how long was it going to take for it to resolve.”

      Washington had to skip the rest of the 2020 to 2021 season, but ultimately she was grateful. “I think about the fact that Vanderbilt does do the MRI and a lot of other schools didn’t,” she told TODAY in a segment aired Feb. 9. “The fact that I could have played if we didn’t is hard and scary to think about.”

      Washington’s doctor never told her that she was at risk of dying, but he did stress the importance of rest and keeping her heart rate under a certain pace. She had to wear a watch to track her activity. Even though COVID was especially new at the time, Washington said her doctor felt confident her condition was due to the coronavirus, as he’d seen something similar other college athletes.

      Washington said she felt no symptoms or signs that her heart had become inflamed, nor did she have a genetic predisposition. “It (just) happened to be me,” she said. “I still don’t really know why.”

      Washington has since recovered and is back to playing ball. But her experience sheds light on the thousands of young adults infected with COVID-19 whose health hasn’t rebounded as successfully.

      COVID-19, heart attacks and young people

      Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, heart attack deaths across all age groups have become more common in the U.S., according to a September 2022 study by Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

      The age group hit the hardest? People between 25 and 44, who saw a 29.9% relative increase in heart attack deaths over the first two years of the pandemic (which means the actual number of heart attack deaths were almost 30% higher than the predicted number).

      “Young people are obviously not really supposed to die of heart attack. They’re not really supposed to have heart attacks at all,” Dr. Susan Cheng, a cardiologist at Cedars Sinai and co-author of the study, told TODAY in a segment aired Feb. 9.

      Adults between 45 and 64 saw a 19.6% relative increase in heart attack deaths, and those 65 and older saw a 13.7% relative increase, according to a press release from Cedars Sinai. The increase in U.S. heart attack deaths continued through the omicron surge, even though the variant is thought to cause milder illness, and spikes of heart attack deaths have aligned with the timing of COVID-19 surges in the U.S.

      Los Angeles County paramedic Romeo Robles told TODAY in the Feb. 9 segment that upticks in COVID-19 would often lead to more 911 calls related to heart issues in his community.

      “Surprisingly, people my age … we would find them in cardiac arrest, and it was all predicted by these waves,” he said.

      Cheng called the connection “more than coincidental, that is for sure.” Explaining why, she pointed out that COVID-19 can greatly impact the cardiovascular system.

      “It appears to be able to increase the stickiness of the blood and increase … the likelihood of blood clot formation,” Cheng said. “It seems to stir up inflammation in the blood vessels. It seems to also cause in some people an overwhelming stress — whether it’s related directly to the infection or situations around the infection — that can also cause a spike in blood pressure.”

      The reason for the relative rise in young people in particular is unclear, but one theory, Cheng said, is that the virus’s impact on the cardiovascular system in some people may be due to an excessive immune system response and that young people are more likely to have stronger immune systems.

      COVID-19 and heart disease

      For COVID-19 survivors, the risk of developing a heart condition even a year after the infection, regardless of how severe the initial symptoms were, is “substantial,” according to a February 2022 study of more than 150,000 individuals with COVID-19. The risk increases even for people who don’t have any other risk factors for heart disease.

      Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, a physician-scientist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and co-author of the study, estimated that about 4% of people who have COVID-19 will develop a heart problem, such as irregular heartbeat, heart failure, inflammation or heart attacks.

      “It’s a small number, but really, it’s not (if) you multiply that number by the huge number of people in the United States and throughout the world who had COVID-19,” he told TODAY.

      What’s more, the risk of developing long COVID, including heart problems, increases with each COVID-19 infection an individual has, Al-Aly pointed out. As a result, Latino and Black communities, which have higher rates of reinfection, are especially high risk for heart problems post-COVID, Cheng said.

      As doctors and other researchers continue to wade through the data on COVID-19 and heart disease, the best course of action is to avoid infection as best you can, Cheng and Al-Aly said. To do so:

      Wear a mask in crowded settings, and consider socializing outdoors with people outside your household.

      Stay up to date on your vaccinations. Research shows that you’re 11 times more likely to develop myocarditis from COVID itself versus the vaccine, NBC News senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres said during a TODAY segment on Feb. 9.

      Take a COVID-19 test as soon as you start to develop any symptoms and stay home when you’re sick.

      If you’ve been infected with COVID-19, especially multiple times, Cheng also encouraged staying on top of your risk factors for heart disease, such as your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Typical signs of heart attack, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include:

      Chest pain or discomfort, such as pressure, squeezing or fullness.
      Weakness, light-headedness or fainting.
      A cold sweat.
      Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back.
      Shortness of breath, either at the same time as or before chest discomfort.

      Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, heart attack deaths were trending downward in the United States, but the pandemic appears to have reversed the progress, according to the Cedars Sinai research.

      “I’d love to say we’re … coming out on the other side and we can think of COVID more so like the common cold. Unfortunately, that is not the case. … That is eminently clear from all of the data,” Cheng said. “This is not even just like the flu. … This virus is still very different from any other virus we have seen in our lifetime.”

  9. What Conflict of Interest? California AG’s Wife Appointed to Run House Committee that Oversees His Budget
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 9:40am

    California Democrats who run the state have decided laws no longer matter nor do ethics. The AG is fine with his wife leading the committee in the state house that oversees his budget.

    KCRA in California reported on the material conflict of interest:


    California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s wife, Assemblymember Mia Bonta, has been tapped to lead a budget committee that oversees and helps determine his agency’s spending, a decision that some political experts say is ethically questionable.

    Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, recently appointed Mia Bonta, as the chairwoman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 5, which focuses on how taxpayer dollars are used on the state’s various public safety agencies, including the California Department of Justice. Both Bontas are Democrats.


    It should raise eyebrows,” said Bob Stern, former general counsel for the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission. “What’s going on with them? It seems to me they have a tin ear about ethics.”

    “I believe Ms. Bonta will continue to be independent and unbiased in her legislative judgment, as she has been since starting her service in the Assembly,” Speaker Rendon said in a statement, defending his decision. “The Legislature has a robust and transparent budget process, designed with checks and balances to ensure the best possible budget is passed. Our final Assembly budget proposal must be identical to the Senate, and will be approved or vetoed by the governor. Additionally, we can’t set salaries or benefits for state constitutional officers, so no elected official can ever personally or financially benefit from our budget process,” he said.

  10. ctv – Trudeau government appeals federal court order to repatriate four Canadian men imprisoned in Syria

    … the agonizing choice some mothers in Syria are making as they are ineligible to come to Canada but their children can.

  11. High school student arrested after protesting males in female bathrooms speaks out

    Josh Alexander is a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario. Recently, after leading a walkout protest against biological males using female bathrooms, Josh was suspended.

    After the suspension was lifted, Josh was then “excluded” from the school.

    When he tried to return, he was arrested for trespassing.

    In this report, Lincoln Jay hears from Josh about what’s been going on at the school.

  12. EXCLUSIVE: Green Lasers Fired at Hawaii by a Chinese Satellite Occurred in Same Area as Unusual Chinese Real Estate Activity
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 10:20am

    Green lasers fired at Hawaii by a Chinese satellite occurred in same area as unusual Chinese real estate activity

    Guest post by Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

    Citing a Zerohedge report, The Gateway Pundit noted that the Chinese altimeter satellite ICESAT-2/43613, fired green laser bursts over Maunakea, Hawaii on January 28, 2023.

    That Chinese military operation occurred simultaneously with the arrival of a Chinese spy balloon, which entered U.S. airspace over the Aleutian Islands in Alaska also on January 28, 2023.

    TRENDING: BREAKING: Judge Threatens J6 Defendant and Police Assault Victim Victoria White After She Spoke with The Gateway Pundit and GOP Lawmakers

    After being allowed to fly over the entire U.S. mainland, including sensitive military installations, the Chinese spy balloon was finally shot down off the coast of South Carolina on February 4, 2023.

    Within the last 24 hours, a “high altitude object,” presumably another Chinese spy balloon, was shot down over Alaska.

    All of the above indicates coordinated Chinese military activity against the United States, which may have associated elements not yet widely known.

    The green laser bursts over Maunakea on the Big Island of Hawaii, the highest point in the Hawaiian Islands, occurred in the same area as unusual Chinese real estate activities, reported on October 1, 2022 by The Gateway Pundit.

    According to information originating from inside the Chinese Communist Party, Tao Huang is the son of a People’s Liberation Army General, who received special training in its General Staff and the International Department of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee. That is, a person of importance.

    Tao Huang and his wife Yin Nog Tang, who were married in New York, first appear publicly around 2008 in an arguably pro-China section of Flushing, New York, which sponsors events featuring the Consul General from the People’s Republic of China’s Consulate in New York.

    Tao Huang seems to have been a real estate manager at Chinese-owned and operated Apple Wealth Realty in Flushing.

    According to County of Hawaii records, on August 8, 2017, Yin Nog Tang, as Grantee, purchased 15-2055 Government Beach Road in Pahoa, Hawaii, a 14-acre property designated as “agricultural” on the easternmost coastline of the Big Island of Hawaii for $750,000, although Tao Huang is now listed as Owner.

    Again, according to County of Hawaii records, a Quitclaim Deed was executed on February 2, 2021 “selling” the 15-2055 Government Beach Road property for zero dollars, apparently to Tao Huang.

    Quitclaim Deeds can be used to hide the true nature of property transactions.

    Two photographs allegedly taken on the grounds of 15-2055 Government Beach Road, which originated in China, show Tao Huang and a portion of that property, photos not found on the internet.

    Why would Tao Huang allegedly be sending photos and why would the Chinese Communist Party be interested in photos taken at 15-2055 Government Beach Road on the Big Island of Hawaii located in the vicinity of the green laser bursts?

    Since arriving in Hawaii, Tao Huang’s wife, Yin Nog Tang, started a real estate company called Big Island New Horizon LLC.

    Strangely, the address of Yin Nog Tang’s Big Island New Horizon LLC is a private residence, 1647 Oneawa Place, Hilo, Hawaii, owned by the Zhang Trust, which is linked to Yu “Maggie’ Zhang, a prominent real estate agent in the Hawaiian Islands, who is originally from Shanghai.

    After Tao Huang and Yin Nog Tang arrived on the Big Island of Hawaii, Maggie Zhang also bought a large parcel of “agricultural” land near the property of Tao Huang and Yin Nog Tang and close to the eastern coast of the Big Island. It was bought via a company called Xing Long Produce, which, like Big Island New Horizon LLC, is registered at 1647 Oneawa Place, Hilo, Hawaii.

    What is the relationship, if any, between Yu “Maggie” Zhang and Tao Huang and Yin Nog Tang and the properties they own on the Big Island of Hawaii and is there any connection to China?

    As separately reported by The Gateway Pundit, the above Chinese real estate activities have occurred in parallel with Chinese property acquisitions on the main island of Oahu located near key U.S. military installations shown in the images below.

    Perhaps nothing treacherous is underway, that there is no connection between green laser bursts from a Chinese satellite over the Big Island of Hawaii and seemingly unusual real estate activities in the same location.

    An abundance of caution dictates, however, that even the remotest possibilities be considered, given the high stakes involved in a potential war between China and the United States and because the Headquarters of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the critical military installations in the Hawaiian Islands would be prime targets, just like on December 7, 1941.

    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. Dr. Sellin is the author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution. His email address is

  13. NYT Reports On Missouri-Louisiana Lawsuit featuring Gateway Pundit and Esteemed US Doctors Against Government Officials and Agencies Who Censored Our Speech As Lawsuit Comes to a Head
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 11:00am

    The Gateway Pundit previously reported in May that Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, filed a lawsuit (Missouri v. Biden) against the Biden Administration, including Biden himself, Anthony Fauci, the Department of Homeland Security, and nearly a dozen federal agencies and Secretaries.

    The suit alleges a massive coordinated effort by the Deep State (permanent administrative state) to work with Big Tech to censor and manipulate Americans – from average citizens to news outlets – on issues including the Hunter Biden Laptop from Hell, 2020 Election Integrity, COVID-19 origin and extent skepticism, COVID-19 vaccine skepticism, among other issues.

    Here’s a copy of the First Amended Complaint.

    In June, The Gateway Pundit began assisting Missouri AG Schmitt’s team and providing critical evidence of Facebook and Twitter censorship of the Gateway Pundit on all of these issues

  14. WaPo and Taylor Lorenz Use Shady Leftist Group to List Gateway Pundit, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullough, DC Draino, Emerald Robinson, Andrew Tate, Etc. as Top “Extremist Influencers” on Twitter
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 10:50am

    The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a far-left group based in Britain led by Imran Ahmed. The sole purpose of the organization is to harass internet advertisers from posting ads on conservative websites in order to silence conservative voices and put them out of business.

    Below are CCDH’s latest areas of research, investigation, and advocacy of the far-left group:

    Anti-vaxx misinformation
    Climate change misinformation
    On Thursday, notorious stalker Taylor Lorenz used the Center for Countering Digital Hate, or vice versa, to attack Elon Musk and prominent conservatives and medical experts as extremist influencers on Twitter

  15. REPORT: Final Court Documents Containing Names Of And “Salacious” Information On Epstein’s Cronies To Be Unsealed – Will Bill Clinton Be Mentioned?
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published February 11, 2023 at 11:40am

    Looks like we may finally get at some real answers regarding Epstein’s cronies. The Daily Mail reported Friday that the last batch of Epstein court documents will finally be released four years after the evil financier’s highly suspicious death.

    The documents, which will be made public in a few months, include information on at least one major public individual. The paper does not elaborate whether this person has already been named or is completely new.

    From The Daily Mail:

    The final batch of court documents containing ‘salacious’ allegations related to 167 of Jeffrey Epstein’s associates, victims, and employees, will finally be unsealed – nearly four years after the disgraced financier’s death

    The material will be made public in the coming months and, can reveal, is expected to include information pertaining to at least one ‘public figure.’

    The documents refer to ‘alleged perpetrators’ or individuals accused of ‘serious wrongdoing’, as well as law enforcement officers and prosecutors, according to a declaration filed on Wednesday.


  16. DC Police Looking For Robbery Suspect as Young as 7 Years Old
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 11, 2023 at 11:20am

    Meanwhile in the Democrat hellhole of Washington DC…

    DC police on Friday evening asked the public for help looking for two robbery suspects.


    One of the robbery suspects is as young as 7 years old.

    DC police alerted the public to a robbery investigation in the 1400 block of 11th St, NW – about a half-mile from the White House.

    Lookout for (Suspect 1): Black male, black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, gray gloves.

    (Suspect 2): Black male, 7-10 years of age wearing a multi-colored backpack.

  17. the gateway pundit – Nord Stream: “The German People Have a Right to Know who Attacked Us”

    The AfD (Alternative for Germany) party called a special debate of the German Bundestag Friday to discuss the explosive revelations by veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh bout potential CIA sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline. AfD delegate Markus Frohnmaier said that “a red line has been crossed” if the attack came from a NATO country, and that “we need to know who was behind the attack” on Nord Stream.”

    Mrkus Frohnmaier: Madam President, Ladies and Gentlemen,

    We are facing a very serious situation.

    In September, Nord Stream was blown up.

    Now, almost five months later, a terrible suspicion has arisen.

    There are claims that Nord Stream was attacked by our own allies.

    There are charges that the United States of America and the Kingdom of Norway planned and carried out an explosive attack on Nord Stream.

    This accusation was made by a US citizen: award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh.

    In an article published Wednesday, Hersh cites a source who appears to have had direct knowledge of the planning of the operation.

    Hersh claims the United States and Norway arranged for explosives to be planted on both Nord Stream pipelines during a NATO naval maneuver in the Baltic Sea last summer, which was remotely detonated a few months later.

    The White House and the CIA deny these allegations.

    But we know how much you can trust American intel services.

    Just recall (the revelations of Edward Snowden), who revealed that Chancellor (Angela) Merkel was being bugged by the NSA.

    An explosive attack on German infrastructure would mean a red line has been crossed.

    Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states: “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all.”

    An attack on Nord Stream is an attack on Germany, and thus on the entire alliance.

    But if it were an ally that attacked our critical infrastructure, the trust that is the foundation of any alliance would be destroyed.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to make one thing very clear before my words are deliberately twisted:

    I cannot rule out that it was the US and Norway that blew up Nord Stream.

    I also cannot rule out that Russia blew up Nord Stream.

    In fact, I can’t rule anything out.

    And why not?

    Why is it that, 137 days after Nord Stream was blown up, as a member of Parliament, I still don’t know who did it?

    Because, in these 137 days, our government has done nothing, zero, not one nanometer to find out who did!

    After almost five months, the government of the fourth largest economy in the world still does not know who attacked us, on our own doorstep.

    The kindest interpretation of this complete failure is that our government consists of incompetent fools whom no one takes seriously – not in Moscow, not in Washington, not in Oslo.

    In the worst case, it means something completely different: that this government has no interest in finding out who did it, that this government is hiding the truth, that this government is not acting in the German interest, but in the interest of other countries.

    Unfortunately, there is enough evidence for this assumption.

    In February 2022, US President Biden declared during a press conference with Olaf Scholz that Nord Stream would be put to an end.

    What did Chancellor Scholz say? Nothing!

    And just this week, weekly newspaper Die Zeit revealed that Foreign Minister (Annalena) Baerbock has been working systematically with foreign governments to force the Chancellor to deliver Leopard II tanks to Ukraine.

    A foreign minister like that is not acting in the German interest.

    A foreign minister like that is not serving her country.

    A foreign minister like that is capable of anything, Ladies and Gentlemen!

    In this difficult hour, it is up to us, the elected representatives of the German people, to do what the government has failed to do.

    We have to provide insight.

    We must bring the truth to light.

    The allegations that have been raised must be fully and completely investigated.

    We need to know who was behind this insidious attack on our country, and who helped them.

    The German people have a right to know who attacked us.

    • The problem I have with this accusation is I can’t see any one planting the explosive then waiting several months to detonate them.

    • anti-spiegel – Bestätigung des Hersh-Artikels

      Was ich schon 2022 von einem Whistleblower über die Nord-Stream-Sprengung erfahren habe

      Im Oktober 2022 wurde mir eine Nachricht von einem Whistleblower geschickt, der behauptet hat, Informationen über die Sprengung von Nord Stream zu haben. Seine Erzählung bestätigt exakt den Bericht von Seymour Hersh über die Sprengung der Pipeline.

      In meinem Artikel mit der Übersetzung des Berichts von Seymour Hersh, der im Detail mitgeteilt hat, wie die Biden-Regierung die Sprengung der Nord-Stream-Pipelines schon 2021 geplant und danach durchgeführt hat, habe ich erwähnt, dass sich vor einigen Monaten jemand an mich gewandt hat, der behauptet hat, Soldat bei dem Manöver BALTOPS 22 gewesen zu sein und der gesehen haben will, wie ausgesprochen arrogant aufgetretene Spezialtaucher aus den USA auf dem Kriegsschiff, auf dem er gedient hatte, genau am Ort der späteren Sprengung das Anbringen von Minen „geübt“ hätten.

      Leider konnte er für seine Geschichte keine Belege liefern und wollte anonym bleiben, weshalb ich nicht darüber berichtet habe, denn er konnte nichts Belastbares als Bestätigung für seine Geschichte liefern. Aufgrund einer Geschichte von jemandem, der seine Identität nicht preisgibt und keine Belege für seine Geschichte liefern kann, schreibe ich natürlich keinen Artikel. Nach der Veröffentlichung von Hersh am 8. Februar bin ich jedoch sicher, dass dieser Whistleblower, der sich damals bei mir gemeldet hat, die Wahrheit gesagt hat, weil seine Geschichte exakt zu dem passt, was Hersh veröffentlicht hat.

      Daher werde ich hier erzählen, was ich im Oktober 2022 erfahren habe und ich werde auch die Mail des Whistleblowers, deren Text ich am 4. Oktober 2022 bekommen habe, komplett übersetzen und veröffentlichen. Die Mail war im Original auf Englisch und kam von einer anonymen Proton-Adresse.

      Wie ich von dem Whistleblower erfahren habe
      Anfang Oktober 2022 wurde ich von meinem Kollegen und Freund John Marc Dugan, einem in Moskau lebenden US-Amerikaner, kontaktiert. Er hatte eine Mail von einem anonymen Whistleblower bekommen.

      Wir haben damals lange diskutiert, was wir damit machen können, aber da der Whistleblower keine Belege für seine Geschichte liefern konnte und wir auch seine mitgeschickten Bilder nicht verifizieren konnten, schließlich ist mit Photoshop alles möglich, war ich nicht bereit, etwas darüber zu veröffentlichen. Auch John hat in seinen Videos meines Wissens am Ende nicht darüber berichtet.

      Welche Teile der Hersh-Geschichte die Mail des Whistleblowers bestätigt
      Mit dem Wissen von heute aus dem Artikel von Seymour Hersh halte ich die Geschichte des Whistleblowers für authentisch, denn sie passt exakt zu dem, was Hersh schreibt. Der Whistleblower hat damals von nicht militärisch aussehenden US-Spezialtauchern berichtet, die während des Manöver BALTOPS 22 mit dem Hubschrauber auf das Kriegsschiff gebracht wurden, auf dem der Whistleblower Dienst tat.

      Das bestätigt die Geschichte von Hersh, dass die Spezialtaucher von der Navy-Tauchschule Panama City in Florida kommen und keine Soldaten waren, sondern wohl von US-Geheimdiensten sind. Mehr noch: Hersh geht nicht auf die Details der Operation in der Ostsee selbst ein, der Whistleblower aber schon. Und der erwähnte, dass die US-Spezialtaucher MK29-Tauchsysteme hatten, die nach seinen Angaben geheim sind.

      Die MK29 sind nach allem, was man im Netz erfahren kann, tatsächlich geheim, jedenfalls kann man sie nicht bestellen, es gibt nur Berichte über sie. Vor allem aber sind sie laut einer Meldung des US-Verteidigungsministeriums von 2018 von eben jener Tauchschule der US-Navy in Panama City, Florida, entwickelt worden, die Hersh erwähnt. Dass der Whistleblower das System MK29, das eine direkte Verbindung zu der Navy-Tauchschule hat, deren Spezialtaucher laut Hersh die Bomben an den Pipelines gelegt haben, bereits Anfang Oktober 2022 erwähnt hat, ist für mich eine weitere Bestätigung für die Geschichte von Hersh.

      In diesem Video zeigt die US-Navy stolz das MK29 und erklärt seine Vorteile bei langen Tauchgängen in großer Tiefe.

      Laut dem Whistleblower sollten die Spezialtaucher Übungen mit Seeminen machen, hatten aber laut dem Whistleblower gar nicht die dafür nötige Ausrüstung dabei. Stattdessen hatten sie hochmoderne Tieftauchausrüstung (inklusive der MK29) dabei, die sie für eine Übung mit Seeminen gar nicht brauchen, denn diese Minen schwimmen in so geringer Tiefe, dass eine herkömmliche Tauchausrüstung ausreichend ist. Bei der Übung waren die Spezialtaucher laut dem Whistleblower außerdem am falschen Ort aktiv und waren viel länger unter Wasser, als es mit ihm bekanntem Gerät möglich ist.

      Dass die Spezialtaucher die Sprengsätze an den Pipelines unter dem Deckmantel einer Übung mit Seeminen angebracht haben, schreibt Hersh in seinem Artikel. Die Übung mit Seeminen wurde demnach extra als Tarnung für das Legen der Bomben an den Pipelines in das Manöver BALTOPS 22 aufgenommen. Auch hier deckt sich die vom Whistleblower geschriebene Mail mit dem nun von Hersh veröffentlichten Artikel.

      Die Mail des Whistleblowers
      Nun zeige ich den Text der Mail, die der Whistleblower an John geschickt und die John mir unmittelbar danach am 4. Oktober weitergeleitet hat. Ich habe sie aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      Beginn der Übersetzung:

      Sehr geehter Herr Dugan!

      Ich schreibe diesen Brief in der Hoffnung, dass Sie ihn weitergeben. Ich kann die Informationen nicht selbst weitergeben, da sie meiner Karriere und meinem Leben schaden würden. Ich sende Ihnen dieses Foto als Beweis dafür, dass ich dort war, sowie eine Kopie meines Ausweises. Sie dürfen dies an einen anderen Journalisten weitergeben, dem Sie vertrauen, aber nicht aus Ihrem Besitz abgeben. Es ist wichtig, dass Sie es mit niemandem teilen und dass Sie dieses E-Mail-Konto nie wieder benutzen. Sie können den Brief wortwörtlich so zitieren, wie er geschrieben ist:

      Ich hatte eine führende Rolle in der Verwaltung beim Militärmanöver BALTOPS 22 im Juni in der Nähe der Insel Bornholm, Dänemark. Ich kann Ihnen meinen genauen Titel nicht nennen, weil dadurch meine Identität preisgegeben werden könnte. Es gab einige ungewöhnliche Details im Zusammenhang mit einer Gruppe von US-Marine-Soldaten der Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), die aus Stockholm angereist waren. Was damals seltsam anmutete, sieht im Nachhinein geradezu ruchlos aus.

      Lassen Sie mich das erklären. Verzeihen Sie mir im Voraus, wenn ich mich bei der Terminologie vertan habe, denn das Militär meines Landes verwendet möglicherweise andere Begriffe. Ich kann keine genauen Angaben zu meinem Job machen, aber ich arbeite in der Koordination von Tauchteams und Unterwassereinsätzen mit verschiedenen Streitkräften des NATO-Bündnisses.

      Am 15. Juni, dem Tag der Übung, war ich mit der Koordinierung bestimmter Aspekte der Übung befasst. Ich muss mich hier vage ausdrücken. Ein US-Militärhubschrauber kam mit einer Gruppe von Männern an, die Minenjäger der US Navy sein sollten. Sie stiegen aus, luden ihre Ausrüstung ab und trafen sowohl den Vizeadmiral der US Navy als auch eine Gruppe amerikanischer Männer in Zivil, die einige Stunden später eintrafen. Wir alle vermuteten, dass es sich bei denen um eine Art von Geheimdienstmitarbeitern handelte.

      Nach einem kurzen Gespräch, das ich wegen des Hubschrauberlärms nicht hören konnte, traten sie zu ihrem Briefing an.

      Ich fand es ziemlich seltsam, dass sie von der US-Marine waren. Mein erster Gedanke war, dass sie wie eine Gruppe von Terroristen aussahen und nicht wie jemand von der US Navy. Die anderen Gruppen, die wir aus vielen Bereichen des Militärs hatten, hatten eine Art von Standards. Haarschnitte, zum Beispiel. Diese Männer hatten nicht nur wildes Haar, das in jeder zivilisierten Nation gegen die militärischen Normen verstoßen hätte, sondern sie hatten auch noch Gesichtsbehaarung. Wie ich schon sagte, sahen sie eher wie Terroristen aus dem Mittleren Osten aus. Keiner dieser Männer trug eine Erkennungsmarke um den Hals.

      Eine andere Sache, die ich seltsam fand, war, dass sie behaupteten, nach Unterwasserminen zu suchen, aber sie hatten nicht die Ausrüstung für solche Übungen. Ihre Ausrüstung bestand aus den neuesten Unterwasser-Tauchgeräten der Marine und einigen kleinen Hartschalenkoffern, die wir Pelikane nennen.

      Ihre Aufgabe bestand darin, mit einem Schlauchboot zu einem bestimmten Ort zu fahren, dort nach Antischiffsminen zu suchen und mit ihren Ergebnissen zurückzukehren. Normalerweise haben sie bei solchen Unternehmungen eine lange Metalldetektionsausrüstung dabei, aber die fehlte in ihrer Ausrüstung.

      Ein Detail, das mir hier sehr seltsam vorkam, war, dass andere Minensuchteams herkömmliche SCUBA-Ausrüstung mit Tanks und dergleichen trugen, während diese Gruppe hochmoderne Helium-Atemschutzhelme und Tauchanzüge trug. Obwohl ich noch nie einen aus der Nähe gesehen habe, bin ich mir ziemlich sicher, dass es sich um die MK29-Systeme handelte, die für Tieftauchgänge entwickelt wurden und bis heute geheim sind. Das Militär meines Landes wäre nicht einmal in der Lage, sich das Helium dafür zu leisten, geschweige denn die Anzüge selbst. Für die Ortung von Minen, die nur wenige Meter unter der Oberfläche liegen, wären diese Anzüge sicher nicht erforderlich.

      Sie fuhren mit ihrem Boot aufs Meer hinaus. Nicht in das Gebiet, in dem die simulierten Minen platziert waren, sondern an einen ganz anderen Ort. Mein Kollege, der die verschiedenen Standorte der Teams überwachte, machte einen beiläufigen Witz darüber, dass sich die US-Marine verirrt habe und zweitausend Meter von ihrem Zielort entfernt sei.

      Sie verließen ihr Boot, trugen ihre Atemgeräte und verschwanden für über sechs Stunden unter Wasser. Soweit ich weiß, gibt es keine eigenständige Unterwasserausrüstung, die einen Taucher sechs Stunden lang unter Wasser halten kann. Mit den neuesten militärischen Systemen sind höchstens drei oder vier Stunden möglich, wenn der Taucher sich nicht überanstrengt. Nach einigen Stunden begannen wir uns Sorgen zu machen und setzten uns mit dem Koordinator der 6. US-Flotte in Verbindung, der uns versicherte, dass alles in Ordnung sei, dass sie in Kontakt stünden, dass wir die Sache ignorieren und keine Berichte darüber machen sollten.

      Nachdem die Übung beendet war und sie zurückkehrten, fehlten fast alle Pelikane. Sie blieben nicht für irgendwelche Höflichkeiten. Sie unterhielten sich kurz mit den Zivilisten aus den USA, stiegen in einen wartenden Hubschrauber und flogen ab. Die Zivilisten, mit denen sie gesprochen hatten, flogen ebenfalls ab, allerdings mit einem anderen Hubschrauber. Ihre Mission wurde später als „erfolgreich abgeschlossen“ bezeichnet, obwohl sie sich nicht in der Nähe des Ziels gewesen sind.

      Im Nachhinein habe ich folgenden Verdacht. Die Taucher trafen sich mit einem kleinen, wartenden Tauchboot, das sie in den Bereich der Pipeline brachte. Der für eine solche Aktion erforderliche Sprengstoff hätte nicht in ihre Ausrüstung gepasst, daher vermute ich, dass sie Vermessungs- und Ortungsgeräte mit sich führten, mit denen sie markieren konnten, wo der Sprengstoff platziert werden musste. Nachdem sie die Pipeline untersucht und die richtigen Koordinaten markiert hatten, hatten sie Zeit, diese Daten mit Sprengstofftechnikern zu prüfen, zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt an den Ort zurückzukehren und die erforderlichen Sprengladungen zu platzieren, die dann mit einem Zeitzünder oder aus der Ferne gezündet wurden.

      Ende der Übersetzung

      Bleibt anzumerken, dass sich der Whistleblower wohl in einem Punkt seiner Schlussfolgerung geirrt hat, denn die Taucher dürften den Sprengstoff laut dem Hersh-Bericht sofort angebracht haben. Vielleicht hat das von dem Whistleblower vermuteten Tauchboot ihn mitgeführt, was durchaus möglich ist.

      Die USA haben dafür nötige, sogenannte „unbemannte maritime Systeme“ und sie werden regelmäßig bei Manövern erprobt, wie zum Beispiel dieses Manöver vom September 2022 vor der Küste Portugals zeigt.

  18. (Richard: The Donald has the liberal heads exploding.)

    Donald Trump Rips CNN’s Decision To Bring In “Wacky” Bill Maher, Says Only One Person Can Save CNN
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published February 11, 2023 at 12:20pm

    CNN is trying everything to boost its ratings. Nothing is working.

    They even decided to bring in Bill Maher.

    Advertisement –

    The first episode flopped.

    The Western Journal reported:

  19. Another mob lynching in Pakistan:

    Pakistan: A radical mob in Punjab’s Nanka Sahib district has lynched blasphemy suspect after attacking a police station, beating him naked on street and then setting his body on fire.
    The mob included 5-10 year kids

    In ??#Nankana #punjab #Pakistan the #TLP mob entered into police station and started vandalism. The #blasphemy accused namely waris was escorted out of the police station Warburton and killed/burnt alive by the mob.

  20. Netherlands prosecuting first-ever case for enlsaving Yazidis in Syria
    The Netherlands is prosecuting a woman for enslaving a Yazidi woman in Syria in 2015, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) announced on Friday. “It is the first time that someone in the Netherlands is being tried for a crime committed against Yazidis,” the OM said.

    The Yazidi people are an ethnic and religious minority in northern Iraq. “ISIS not only committed terrorist crimes but is also held responsible for the genocide committed against the Yazidi population from 2014 in Syria and Iraq,” the OM said.

    The suspected woman is charged with enslavement as a crime against humanity. She is one of 12 Dutch women who went to join ISIS in Syria and whom the Netherlands brought back from a Syrian prison camp in November last year.

    All twelve women also face charges of terrorist crimes and belonging to a terrorist organization – Islamic State (ISIS). The first non-substantive hearings against the women will happen in the court in Rotterdam on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

  21. Tubbergen knew for months gov’t could force asylum center to open in Albergen hotel
    Despite claiming “total surprise” when the government used force to open an asylum seekers center in a hotel in Albergen, the responsible municipality of Tubbergen knew that force was an option for months in advance, RTV Oost reports. The local broadcaster got access to communications between the municipality and the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) by appealing to the Open Government Act.
    “It came as a total surprise. We were caught off guard,” Tubbergen alderman Ursula Berkhuis said after State Secretary Eric van den Burg (Asylum) announced on 16 August 2022 that he has designated hotel ‘t Elshuys in Albergen to be an asylum shelter. It was the first time in the Netherlands that the national government forced a municipality to allow an asylum shelter to open.
    But behind the scenes, the COA had been warning Tubbergen for months that the government would use force if they couldn’t come to a voluntary agreement, according to RTV Oost. Talks about an asylum shelter in Albergen started in April. The “coercive option” was first mentioned in early June. “Announced that if they do not cooperate, then coercion is a real option, and they will lose control,” COA director Joeri Kapteijns said in an internal memo. He added that he’d prefer “to do it voluntarily, which creates a win-win situation.”
    On 11 June, Kapteijns wrote to colleagues: “I have put pressure on the alderman to make a statement next Tuesday on whether they want to cooperate in asylum reception (…) If not, I indicated that coercive instruments could be used by the State.”

  22. Getting Nervous? Biden’s DHS Hires Private Law Firm To Defend Against Potential Impeachment Of DHS Secretary
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published February 11, 2023 at 1:20pm

    The Biden Administration is taking the idea of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas being impeached seriously.

    They have brought on a private law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton, to defend against the potential impeachment of Mayorkas.

    CNN reported:

    The Department of Homeland Security is bringing on a private law firm to help with potential impeachment proceedings against Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to three sources familiar with the matter

  23. Dutch PM wants to “detoxify” border fences discussion; Unlikely that EU will fund them
    Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not see the European Union financing the construction of border fences. The European Commission is against the idea. Some member states like Luxembourg, Spain, and Portugal are also against Brussels financing fences, the Prime Minister said during a debate in parliament on the European summit that starts on Thursday.
    Rutte wants to “detoxify” the discussion about the border fences. According to him, the debate now almost looks like “we want to build a great Berlin Wall around the European Union.” Among other things, the member states are discussing a fence on the border between Bulgaria and Turkey to stop uncontrolled migration.
    Border fences can be “sometimes very useful,” said the Prime Minister. He says there will always be gates in it so that people can enter. And it doesn’t always have to be a fence, either. Sometimes it can be mobile surveillance or a combination, the Prime Minister said. He does think that the external border should be better guarded.

  24. 42% of secondary school teachers witnessed anti-Semitism in class
    Discrimination is a persistent problem in secondary schools in the Netherlands, according to a study by Panteia into anti-Semitism on behalf of the Anne Frank House. 42 percent of secondary school teachers witnessed anti-Semitic incidents in the classroom in the past year. The problem is even bigger when it comes to anti-Islam and anti-LGBTQIA+ incidents, with 65 and 82 percent of teachers witnessing such discrimination, respectively. But those topics did not get in-depth study in this research into anti-Semitism.
    According to the Anne Frank House, incidents of anti-Semitism were higher than in a similar study ten years ago, when 35 percent of teachers witnessed anti-Semitism, but lower than in 2004 (50 percent). Incidents mainly involved swearing and abusive language not directed at specific individuals.
    Teachers noted many anti-Semitic incidents linked to professional football, often due to rivalries between clubs. Among football supporters, Ajax fans have the nickname “Jews.” Students with a Western background, in particular, are guilty of football-related anti-Semitism, the researchers found.
    Tensions in the Middle East – the long-ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel – are also a significant breeding ground for anti-Semitic insults and expressions, the teachers noted. Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch-Turkish teens are more often responsible for this type of anti-Semitism, according to the study.

  25. BREAKING: TRUDEAU ORDERS SHOOTDOWN: US F-22 Shot Object Down Over Yukon (NORAD Tracking High Altitude Object Over Northern Canada)
    By Kristinn Taylor
    Published February 11, 2023 at 4:00pm

    UPDATE: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday afternoon he ordered the shooting down of the unknown object flying over northern Canada.

    I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.

    I spoke with President Biden this afternoon. Canadian Forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object. Thank you to NORAD for keeping the watch over North America.

    NORAD released a statement Saturday afternoon that U.S. and Canadian military aircraft were monitoring a “high altitude airborne object” flying over northern Canada. The announcement comes a day after the U.S. shot down another high altitude object over Alaska.

    Canada’s Global News had previously reported sources told them “one or two” possible spy balloons were being tracked over Canada (excerpt):

    Officials with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed an exclusive Global News report Saturday that a “high-altitude airborne object” has been detected over northern Canada.

    Global News reported Saturday, citing three security sources, that NORAD was monitoring one or two more objects that may be potential spy balloons

  26. HORROR: Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Students Beat Her Up and Post Video to Social Media (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 11, 2023 at 4:20pm

    New Jersey teen took her own life after a video of students beating her up at school was posted to social media.

    14-year-old Adriana Kuch took her own life on February 3rd, just two days after the video of her beating was posted online.

    Four teen students were charged in connection with the attack on Adriana Kuch.

    Triantafillos Parlapanides, the Superintendent of New Jersey’s Central Regional School District told CBS, “We always address every issue of bullying and on the day of the incident four students were suspended.”


  27. THIS IS WHAT FASCISM LOOKS LIKE: New York City Teachers Who Refused The COVID Jab Had Their Fingerprints And Personnel Files Sent To The Corrupt FBI (AUDIO)
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published February 11, 2023 at 4:40pm

    The files and the teachers’ fingerprints were then sent over to the FBI and the New York Criminal Justice Services.

    Here is audio proof:

  28. BOOM: DeSantis Gets Expanded Powers And More Money To Send Illegal Immigrants To Blue States
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published February 11, 2023 at 5:00pm

    Elected Republicans in Florida are not allowing the border policies of the Biden administration to destroy their state.

    The Florida House of Representatives voted to give Florida Governor Ron DeSantis more power to relocate illegal migrants to any state in the country.


    The bill establishes the Unauthorized Alien Transport Program — and allocates $10 million to it.

    The bill now heads to DeSantis’ desk where he is expected to sign the bill.

  29. Jerome Corsi: How General Flynn and Sidney Powell Used the Brady Rule to Expose Obama and His Coup d’État Co-Conspirators as Traitors
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 5:40pm

    How General Flynn and Sidney Powell Used the Brady Rule to Expose Obama and His Coup d’État Co-Conspirators as Traitors

    Part 1: Strzok’s “Papadopoulos Entrapment” Scheme Explained

    Guest post by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

    On September 11, 2019, attorney Sidney Powell filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., a motion to compel the production of Brady material [Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)], i.e., exculpatory evidence the prosecution has not shared with the defendant, General Michael Flynn. The list of exculpatory evidence Sidney Powell demanded reveals that Flynn knew documents existed that would prove that President Obama and his administration co-conspirators, aided by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had engaged in treasonous activity. It was also apparent how desperately the Obama administration had worked to keep the requested documents from the American public. Had the federal government complied with Powell’s requests for Brady material, Flynn could have established that Obama’s treasonous activity began by spying on Flynn before April 30, 2014, when Obama forced Flynn to resign as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

    TRENDING: WaPo and Taylor Lorenz Use Shady Leftist Group to List Gateway Pundit, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullough, DC Draino, Emerald Robinson, Andrew Tate, Etc. as Top “Extremist Influencers” on Twitter

    The Obama administration’s treasonous activity reached a new level of intensity in a secret Oval Office meeting on January 5, 2017. In that meeting, Obama approved FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s illegal plan to ensnarl General Flynn in a “perjury trap.” The secret Oval Office meeting occurred one day after the Department of Justice (DOJ) had exonerated Flynn regarding telephone calls Flynn made as President-elect Trump’s incoming national security advisor with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016.

    Powell’s motion, filed September 11, 2019, clarifies that if Flynn had taken office, he would have proven that U.S. intelligence agencies, with the full cooperation of the U.S. Department of Justice, collaborated in 2017 with British intelligence in the Obama-approved coup d’état plan to remove Trump from the White House. He also could have exposed that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011 had supplied arms to the al-Qaeda splinter group that became ISIS in another covert plan that involved U.S. and British intelligence working together.

    Paragraph 4 of Powell’s September 11, 2019, motion for Brady materials asks explicitly for “all payments, notes, memos, correspondence, and instructions” between, on the U.S. side, the DOJ, CIA, and Department of Defense (DOD), and the U.K. side, with several British intelligence agents going back to 2014 regarding General Flynn. Powell mentions Stefan Halper, a Cambridge University professor who seconded as an intelligence officer. As we covered in Part 1 of this series, Halper accused General Flynn of colluding with Russia during a Cambridge University Intelligence Seminar in the U.K. in February 2014 that Svetlana Lokhova attended. Lokhova was a Russian-born British scholar who was taking courses at that time at Cambridge University. Halper fabricated charges that Lokhova was a Russian spy with whom Flynn had an affair. Powell also asked for documents related to Sir Richard Dearlove of British intelligence (MI6) and Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University (connected with MI5). Dearlove had a forty-year career with MI6, where he rose to serve as its head from 1999 to 2004. After graduating from Cambridge, MI6 recruited Christopher Steele (author of the infamous “Steele report”). At MI6, Dearlove was Steele’s mentor. Dearlove assisted Halper in running the Cambridge University seminar Flynn attended in 2014. Andrew was an emeritus history professor at Cambridge and an associate of Dearlove and Halper.

    On the U.S. side, Powell asked for communications and correspondence involving various DIA, CIA, DOJ, and DOD. Had the government been honest, Sidney Powell would have succeeded in obtaining for Flynn’s defense documentary evidence of crimes the Obama administration committed using the intelligence and justice agencies of the U.S. government for criminal purposes. Under the Supreme Court standard of Brady v. Maryland, General Flynn had a right to demand that the federal prosecutors had to disclose exculpatory material to the defense. Flynn knew that the government had to keep the requested documents secret, or Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and a score of other Obama administration officials faced severe criminal charges, including treason. The list of Obama’s coup d’état co-conspirators that Flynn could quickly identify was extremely long. Flynn’s list would undoubtedly have included John Brennan, James Clapper, Susan Rice, James Comey, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page.

    Powell’s motion also asked for any information regarding Joseph Mifsud. Joseph Mifsud was a Maltese-born academic associated with Link Campus University, a school established in 1999 as the Rome branch of the University of Malta. Mifsud played a central role in the setup of George Papadopoulos. The Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have asserted that the Russians, in their approach to Papadopoulos, “used common tradecraft and employed a cutout—a Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud.” But the evidence is otherwise. Mifsud is an academic by training and profession, but he also has close ties with British, Italian, and U.S. intelligence. Real Clear Investigations reporter Lee Smith tagged Mifsud as the “Maltese Phantom of Russiagate,” noting that although Mifsud has traveled many times to Russia and has contacts with Russian academics. Misfud’s closest ties are to Western governments, politicians, and institutions, including the CIA.

    Experts who have studied the coup d’état against Donald Trump launched by British and U.S. intelligence have realized, “all roads in Russia-gate lead to London.” On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened Operation Crossfire Hurricane. Text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page document, on August 3, 2016, only three days after the opening of Operation Crossfire Hurricane, Strzok was in London. A declassified memo from the majority staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) to the majority members made clear that Strzok ran the FBI counterintelligence investigation. The memo stated: “The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Pete Strzok.”

    Strzok met with Claire Smith, a U.K. Joint Intelligence Committee member in London. Strzok knew Smith had worked with Mifsud at three different institutions—the London Academy of Diplomacy, the University of Stirling in Scotland, and Link University Campus in Rome. Smith was also a U.K. security vetting panel member and could brief Strzok on Mifsud, given that she had followed him from the London Academy of Diplomacy to Stirling University and Link University Campus in Rome. Smith and Mifsud were photographed together in October 2012 in Rome at Link University Campus, where they were involved in training Italian law enforcement on intelligence operations. According to reports published in Italy, Link Campus University officially terminated Mifsud’s contract when Mifsud’s role with Papadopoulos became known. Then, in November 2018, Mifsud went missing; U.S. authorities presumed he was dead. Seven months later, however, Mifsud resurfaced. It turns out he never left Rome! Italian newspapers reported that when Mifsud was missing and presumed dead, he lived comfortably in an apartment near the U.S. embassy in Rome. A Greek diplomat owned the apartment, and Link Campus University paid the rent. Strzok’s trip to London in August 2016 appears arranged to ensure the details of his Papadopoulos entrapment scheme remained hidden.

    Let’s review the details Strzok engineered in a scheme designed to make it appear Papadopoulos knew in April 2016 that Russia had stolen Democratic party emails that contained information damaging to Hillary Clinton. Remember, this was the predicate Strzok needed to open Operation Crossfire Hurricane at the end of July 2016. In his book, Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump,[1] Papadopoulos explained step-by-step how he fell into Strzok’s trap. George Papadopoulos describes Link Campus University in Rome as “Spook University” (pp. 37-38). On April 26, 2016, after Mifsud returned from a trip to Russia, Papadopoulos met him for breakfast in London at the Andaz Hotel, near the Liverpool Street station. This breakfast meeting was the critical meeting in this Strzok’s entrapment scheme. At the breakfast meeting at the Andaz Hotel, Mifsud surprised Papadopoulos. Mifsud leaned across the table conspiratorially and whispered to Papadopoulos, “the Russians have ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton—emails of Clinton. They have thousands of them” (p. 60). In his book, Papadopoulos says he was shocked to hear this but didn’t know what to do with the information. “My mission is to make a meeting [between Trump and Putin] happen. End of story. Hacking, security breaches, potential blackmail—that is illegal and treasonous. I want no part in it.” (p. 61). Papadopoulos insists he did not want to pursue the subject but instead returned to the proposed Putin-Trump meeting. “But when we said goodbye, I have a feeling he’s still just spinning me” (p. 60).

    After the meeting in which Mifsud “dropped the bomb” (p. 59) on Papadopoulos, intelligence-connected operatives intervened to set up Papadopoulos to meet with Alexander Downer, a leftist Australian politician who served as Australian high commissioner to the U.K. from 2014 to 2018. Papadopoulos explained in his book that Christopher Cantor, his acquaintance at the Israeli embassy in London, called him to introduce him to his girlfriend, Erika Thompson. (p. 63). Ericka Thompson, whom Papadopoulos first described as “an Australian woman in her mid-thirties,” introduced Papadopoulos to Downer (p. 64). Papadopoulos subsequently described Erika as “the Australian ‘diplomat’ who is ‘dating’ the Israeli ‘political officer’ Christopher Cantor. Papadopoulos explains: “Yes, those quotation marks are there for a reason. A high-profile reporter based in Washington recently told me that Christopher and Erika were both intelligence officers for their respective countries, something Erika has repeatedly denied” (p. 71).

    On the rainy London evening of May 10, 2016, Papadopoulos met with Downer and Erika for drinks at the Kensington Wine Rooms. Now, Papadopoulos describes Erika and Downer as follows: “It’s a wet, ugly London evening on May 10, 2016, when I go meet Erika Thompson and her boss, Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer” (p. 73). The point is that Papadopoulos is catching on that the people who approach him seemingly innocently while he is in London are all intelligence officers connected to the country of their nationality. This swanky joint boasts of having some 150 different wines by the glass. A day or two after the meeting at the wine bar, Downer reported by cable to his diplomatic superiors in Canberra that Papadopoulos knew the Russians had damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Downer, who also appears to be an informant to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (the equivalent of the CIA), claims to have reported by cable to his diplomatic superiors in Canberra about his conversation with Papadopoulos at the wine bar.

    This information appeared buried within the Australian government until July 22, 2016, when over two days, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks began making public some forty thousand stolen DNC emails that forced Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair. Papadopoulos suggests that Downer shared the information with Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Dibble. She was the U.S. deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London. Dibble, a career diplomat, was the Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rome from 2008-2010. Papadopoulos comments in his book that Dibble was in close touch with Gregory Baker and Terrence Dudley, two presumed CIA agents posing as military attachés to the U.S. embassy in London (p. 76). Baker and Dudley were monitoring Papadopoulos in London, possibly from the first moment he arrived in March 2016. Papadopoulos explained: “The most widely reported sequence of events is that within forty-eight hours of our meeting, Downer sends a cable to Australian intelligence reporting my alleged remark” (p. 76). Once Downer’s information reached the State Department, it was conveyed to the FBI by Jonathan Winer, the former deputy assistant secretary of state who communicated with Christopher Steele during the summer of 2016.

    Reporter Kimberley A. Strassel at the Wall Street Journal correctly noted that the information from Downer about Mifsud’s conversation with Papadopoulos originated with Downer and reached the FBI outside normal channels. Strassel reports the chain of communication as follows:

    When Downer ended his service in the U.K. this April [2018], he sat for an interview with the Australian, a national newspaper, and “spoke for the first time” about the Papadopoulos event. Mr. Downer said he officially reported the Papadopoulos meeting back to Australia “the following day or a day or two after,” as it “seemed quite interesting.” The story nonchalantly notes that “after a period of time, Australia’s ambassador to the U.S., Joe Hockey, passed the information on to Washington.

    But Strassel insists that her reporting “indicates otherwise.” She explained:

    A diplomatic source tells me Mr. Hockey neither transmitted any information to the FBI nor was approached by the U.S. about the trip. Rather, it was Mr. Downer who at some point decided to convey his information—to the U.S. Embassy in London.

    Why is this important? The United States is part of the “Five Eyes,” an intelligence network that includes the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. “Five Eyes” originated in 1946 as an alliance between the U.S. (National Security Agency, NSA), the U.K. (Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ), Australia (Australian Signals Directorate, ASD), Canada (Communications Security Establishment Canada, CSEC), and New Zealand (Government Communications Security Bureau, GCSB). Each of the Five Eyes nations conducts its own interception, collection, acquisition, analysis, and decryption activities, sharing all the intelligence each obtains with the others by default.

    Strassel stressed that Downer’s job was to report his meeting back to Canberra and leave it to Australian intelligence. “We also know that it wasn’t Australian intelligence that alerted the FBI,” she wrote. “The document that launched the FBI probe [Operation Crossfire Hurricane] contains no foreign intelligence whatsoever. So if Australian intelligence did receive the Downer info, it didn’t feel compelled to act on it.” Strassel’s point is that the Obama State Department was the agency that acted on Downer’s information. “The Downer details landed with the embassy’s then-chargé d’affaires, Elizabeth Dibble, who previously served as a principal deputy assistant secretary in Mrs. Clinton’s State Department.”

    Strassel put the puzzle together as follows:

    When did all this happen, and what came next? Did the info go straight to U.S. intelligence? Or did it instead filter to the wider State Department team, who we already know were helping foment Russia-Trump conspiracy theories? Jonathan Winer, a former deputy assistant secretary of state, has publicly admitted to communicating in the summer of 2016 with his friend Christopher Steele, author of the infamous dossier.

    But Strassel picked up on a disconnect between the Mifsud communication of what Papadopoulos supposedly said and Downer’s version.

    Meanwhile, something doesn’t gel between Mr. Downer’s account of the conversation and the FBI’s. In his Australian interview, Mr. Downer said Mr. Papadopoulos didn’t give specifics. “He didn’t say dirt, he said material that could be damaging to her,” said Downer. “He didn’t say what it was.” Also: “Nothing he said in that conversation indicated Trump himself had been conspiring with the Russians to collect information on Hillary Clinton.

    Her research into the Papadopoulos affair led Strassel to begin doubting the veracity of the FBI’s decision to use Papadopoulos’s remarks to Mifsud as the pretext for opening a counterintelligence investigation into Trump. She concluded:

    For months we’ve been told the FBI acted because it was alarmed that Mr. Papadopoulos knew about those hacked Democratic emails in May [2016], before they became public in June [2016]. But according to the tipster himself, Mr. Papadopoulos said nothing about emails. The FBI received a report that a far-removed campaign adviser, over drinks, said the Russians had something that might be “damaging” to Hillary. Did this vague statement justify a counterintelligence probe into a presidential campaign, featuring a spy and secret surveillance warrants? Unlikely. Which leads us back to what did inspire the FBI to act, and when. The Papadopoulos pretext is getting thinner.

    The truth is that Papadopoulos knew nothing about who stole the DNC emails. Papadopoulos’s goal in London was to see if he could elevate himself in Trump’s eyes by arranging for Trump a meeting with Putin. Mifsud was the operative Strzok used Papadopoulos to plant on him the “Russia stole the DNC emails to get dirt on Hillary” origin.

    In London, just days after the FBI opened Operation Crossfire Hurricane, Strzok met with Downer. McCarthy noted the extraordinary nature of this Strzok meeting with Downer. “Breaking with diplomatic protocol after tense negotiations, the American and Australian governments had agreed that Strzok and another agent would be permitted to interview High Commissioner Alexander Downer, Canberra’s top emissary to London,” McCarthy wrote. “Downer had informed the American embassy that he believed Trump-campaign advisor George Papadopoulos had tipped him off to a Russian scheme to swing the presidency to Trump—mainly by hacking and releasing information that could damage Clinton, such as the tens of thousands of Democratic party emails now in circulation.” So now, the FBI was involved in international diplomatic affairs, working with British intelligence GCHQ, mixing responsibilities with the State Department and the CIA, by meeting Downer in London with obvious consent of GCHQ and the Australian government.

    First, Strzok needed GCHQ to pin the Russian collusion narrative on Papadopoulos. Next, Strzok needed Australian intelligence to pass the message to the U.S. State Department in London. Strzok could not let anyone know pinning the Russian collusion on Papadopoulos was a convoluted Five Eyes intelligence operation. None of the Five Eyes countries want their intelligence agencies spying on their own citizens, and Strzok knew that if the FBI learned about the Papadopoulos escapade through GCHQ, his cover would be blown. When the State Department in London passed the information to the State Department in Washington, and the State Department in Washington passed the information to the CIA, Strzok sanitized the information to be FBI actionable. Strzok realized that the information from the Papadopoulos setup together with the Steele dossier was a sufficient predicate to open a counterintelligence investigation into Trump and his campaign officials. But the scheme would only work if the FBI got the Papadopoulos information through normal diplomatic channels, not Five Eyes.

    Strzok’s scheme was complicated, but it worked. Strzok used Mifsud to plant the “Russia stole Hillary’s email” comment on Papadopoulos. Then Downer met with Papadopoulos and passed the word on to Australian intelligence. Having informed Australia, Downer shared the statement with the State Department in London. The State Department in London told the State Department in Washington. The State Department in Washington passed the information to the FBI. The FBI opened Operation Crossfire Hurricane.

    Flynn must have figured out that Strzok had invented the Papadopoulos entrapment scheme just as Strzok invented the Flynn perjury trap over Flynn’s calls with Kislyak. Powell filed the motion to get delivered to Flynn’s defense team the documentary evidence Flynn needed to expose Strzok’s ingenious circular methodology. The FBI needed a tie between the Trump campaign and Russia to claim Trump colluded with Russia to release damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Strzok estimated that Papadopoulos was an easy mark. Papadopoulos was young and inexperienced in international affairs, but Papadopoulos was also ambitious and connected to the Trump campaign. What Strzok also knew was that what he did was both criminal and treasonous. Strzok also knew that if Powell got the documents she requested in her motion to the court on September 11, 2019, Flynn would make public evidence exposing Strzok as the operational mastermind of the Obama-directed coup d’état against Trump. The threat of having to release Brady exculpatory material was most likely the last straw convincing the Obama administration to drop all charges against General Flynn.

    Strzok morphed the coup d’état scheme first to prevent Trump from winning in 2016, then to remove Trump from the White House after he won the election. After the FBI decided Flynn had done nothing wrong in his telephone conversations with Kislyak, Strzok shifted to running a perjury trap on Flynn over whether or not Flynn discussed with Kislyak the sanctions Obama had placed on Russian intelligence. Strzok schemed to open the FBI’s Operation Crossfire Hurricane hoping to deflect attention from the content of the DNC emails Assange was releasing. Strzok’s original goal was to elect Hillary Clinton president. When Trump won the 2016 election, Strzok’s plan shifted to removing Trump from office for having colluded with Russia to intervene in the presidential election for his benefit. On May 17, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel. Strzok trusted that Andrew Weissman on Mueller’s team would establish enough evidence that Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russia and Julian Assange at WikiLeaks to make the DNC emails public so as to inflict maximum damage on Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions.

    So, what is the answer to why Obama was so determined to destroy Trump? Obama knew that Flynn had the goods on him. If Flynn had been allowed to be Trump’s national security advisor, Obama’s treason would be exposed. Now, as the end game to get Flynn released from his plea deal, Powell decided to use the Brady rule to get Flynn’s defense team possession of the documents that would prove the DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, President Obama, and top members of Obama’s administration were all in a treasonous coup d’état criminal scheme. Powell succeeded in that the DOJ dropped all charges against Flynn. Powell also succeeded in communicating through her court filings the reality of how Strzok criminally politicized U.S. intelligence to implement Obama’s treasonous coup d’état. The time for a new Church Committee investigation is long overdue.

    In 2020, Jerome Corsi published Coup d’État: Exposing Deep State Treason, from which much of this article was drawn. In 2019, he published Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s “Witch Hunt,” explaining how the Mueller prosecutors confronted Dr. Corsi for over two months for hours at a time in a closed conference room with no windows. Dr. Corsi effectively ended the Mueller “Russian Collusion” investigation when he refused to take the Mueller prosecutors’ plea deal, alleging he had lied to the FBI. The FBI never indicted Dr. Corsi—further proof the Mueller prosecutors were the ones telling the lies.

    [1] George Papadopoulos, Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump (New York: Diversion Books, 2019). Page numbers are inserted into the text to identify quotations used here from the book.

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  30. A Nest of Radical D.C. Activists Masquerading as Educators” – Rep. Barry Moore Introduces Bill to Abolish Woke Department of Education
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 11, 2023 at 6:20pm

    Representative Barry Moore (R-AL 2nd) has introduced legislation that would abolish the Department of Education and give States control over public school spending for elementary and secondary education.

    The U.S. Department of Education is one of the newest Cabinet-level agencies in the United States, having been established in 1979.


    The Department of Education is a nest of radical D.C. activists masquerading as educators pushing indoctrination schemes of radical anti-American ideas. For our children’s protection, it must be abolished,” Moore said in the release.

    “Across our country, we have seen taxpayer dollars used to expose children to radical gender and race ideologies without the consent of their parents. The education of our children should not belong to the federal government – it is time to return those rights to parents,” he added.

  31. Judicial Watch: Secret Service Official: ‘Maybe We Were Asked For a Favor?’ in Investigation of Hunter Biden’s Gun After Agency Played Cleanup Crew
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 11, 2023 at 6:40pm

    Judicial Watch

    Judicial Watch on Friday announced it received hundreds of pages from the US Secret Service related to the investigation into Hunter Biden’s gun.

    On October 23, 2018, Joe Biden’s crackhead son Hunter and daughter-in-law Hallie were involved in yet another brush with the law, this time the incident involved a gun.


    Recall, Hunter Biden began “dating” his dead brother’s widow Hallie in 2018.

    In October of 2018, Hallie took Hunter Biden’s handgun from his truck without his knowledge and threw it into a trash can behind Janssen’s Market, a Delaware grocery store – the gun went missing and no arrests were made.


    In fact, the Secret Service inserted itself into the case and worked as the cleanup crew to protect the corrupt Biden family.

    Hunter Biden went back to the grocery store to retrieve the gun after Hallie told him what she did, but the gun was no where to be found

  32. (Richard: WTF? Has the kinetic part of WWII started? Are we in a shooting war of survival with treasonous Alpha Hotels in command?)

    Breaking: FAA Closes Montana Airspace for NORAD Activity
    By Kristinn Taylor
    Published February 11, 2023 at 7:12pm

    The FAA posted a NOTAM Saturday night closing airspace over part of Montana Saturday night.

    “UPDATE – FAA statement says, “the FAA closed some airspace in Montana to support Department of Defense activities. Contact NORAD for additional information.”

    WUSA-TV reporter Adam Longo posted the NOTAM:

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    Airplane Ian posted to YouTube:

    “Two F-15 fighters were scrambled from Portland International Airport on Saturday evening. Shortly after their flight departed, the FAA issued a temporary flight restriction centered over Havre, MT to support an air defense mission. This follows a similar pattern to the earlier shoot down today in Canada, and the previous shoot down in Alaska and before that South Carolina

    • NORAD says this was an anomalous radar hit and the jets could find anything.

      Welcome to the fog of war where you get contradictory reports from reliable sources. It would help if the reporters knew something about the military.

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