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Soros-linked Smartmatic chairman admitted its 'technology is licensed from Dominion'

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Philippine news outlet ABS-CBN interviews Lord Malloch-Brown on June 21, 2015
Despite voter tech firm Smartmatic's insistence that it has "no affiliate relationships or financial ties" with the foreign-owned Dominion Voting Systems, the company Chairman has previously admitted during interviews that "part of our technology is licensed from Dominion."

The comments came from Smartmatic company Chairman Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who enjoys intricate financial relations and a "famous friendship" with leftist mega-donor George Soros. During a June 2015 interview with Philippine news outlet ABS-CBN, Lord Malloch-Brown admitted, "...yes part of our technology is licensed from Dominion."

The news will raise further questions as to why both Dominion and Smartmatic have gone to recent lengths to distance themselves from one another, following allegations of corruption during the 2020 U.S. elections.

Comment: Malloch-Brown's admission of the connection between Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic comes at the 8:20 mark.

Soros-linked voting machines cause concern over rigging of future presidential election

For a deep dive on Lord Malloch Brown's disturbing background, see this from Matther Ehret:

Lord Malloch Brown Revealed: The British Hand Behind The US Election Coup Attempt Shows Its Scales Again


Document

A long-forgotten CIA document from WikiLeaks sheds critical light on today's US politics and wars

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The Agency knew that their best asset for selling their wars was Barack Obama -- the same reason so many in the security state were eager to get rid of Donald Trump.

The first time I ever wrote about WikiLeaks was back in early 2010, when the group was still largely unknown. What prompted my attention was a small article in The New York Times which began this way:
To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.
The NYT explained that the Pentagon had prepared a secret 2008 plan in which they plotted how to destroy WikiLeaks, including by purposely leaking to it false documents with the hope that the group would publish the fakes and forever obliterate their credibility — a dastardly scheme which was ironically leaked to WikiLeaks, which promptly posted the document on its website.

Any group that the U.S. security state includes on its "list of enemies" by virtue of publishing its secrets is one that is going to attract my interest, and likely my support.

Star of David

Netanyahu could evade trial by becoming president and Israeli law has no power to stop him

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
The prospect of Netanyahu becoming Israel's president is regarded as problematic by the country's media, primarily because that position should be filled by a person with a stainless reputation, not by somebody who has been indicted in a series of graft probes.

In July, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin will vacate his post and the members of the Israeli parliament will need to elect a new head of state, who will man the position for the next seven years.

According to Israeli law, anyone who is a citizen and resident of Israel can become the country's president and now reports suggest that one of the people eyeing that position is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself.

In Israel, where the presidency is merely symbolic and where the President serves as a role model, allegations that Netanyahu might end up taking the top post have stirred criticism and harsh reactions from the general public.

The reason for this is Netanyahu's ongoing legal battles.

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Ukrainian lobbyists pitted US against EU over new Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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Ukrainian energy executives and Kiev's national security officials launched a coordinated lobbying campaign in Washington that put the US on a collision course with EU countries over a new gas pipeline.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday how spin doctors working for Kiev-based Naftogaz and at least one representative of Ukraine's National Security Council pressed for four years to influence White House officials to oppose the Nord Stream 2 project.

According to the newspaper, they relied on close relations with so-called "Russia-skeptics" in Congress, such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, to propose a package of sanctions on European companies involved in laying the Baltic Sea pipeline.

After Washington warned it would target construction and shipping firms involved in the project, which are mainly based in Germany and Denmark, Naftogaz's Vadim Glamazdin is said to have claimed that it would be "the final nail in the coffin." "When these sanctions are finally voted and become law, there will be no practical way to build this pipeline."

On Saturday it was reported that construction would resume on Nord Stream 2 this week, after a number of companies pulled out of the project last year in response to US threats of legal action. The 764-mile (1,229km) underwater pipeline will be among the longest in the world, linking Siberia's natural gas fields to the German port of Greifswald and more than 150 companies involved in its construction have been earmarked for punitive measures.

Comment: See also:


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Brazil's Bolsonaro alleges fraud in US presidential election

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President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — who sometimes has embraced the label "Trump of the Tropics" — said Sunday he'll wait a little longer before recognizing the U.S. election victory of Joe Biden.

Speaking to reporters while casting a ballot in municipal races, he also echoed President Donald Trump's allegations of irregularities in the U.S. vote.

"I have my sources of information that there really was a lot of fraud there," he said. "Nobody talks about that. If it was enough to define (victory) for one or the other, I don't know."

Asked if he would recognize Biden's victory, he said, "I am holding back a little more."

He also expressed doubts about Brazil's current electronic voting system, which he has suggested is vulnerable to fraud. He has urged the country to go back to a paper ballot system for the 2022 presidential election.

The conservative Brazilian leader has appealed to the same sort of right-wing populist base in Brazil that Trump has courted in the United States, and has welcomed comparisons to the U.S. president.

Like Trump, he has embraced unproven treatments for the new coronavirus and has campaigned to ease restrictions meant to combat it, arguing the economic loss is more damaging than the illness itself.

Attention

Trump says DoJ, FBI may have been in on large-scale voter fraud

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President Donald Trump
The Trump campaign has accused Democrat Party officials in half a dozen battleground states of widespread election fraud, mostly involving mail-in ballots. Democrats, most legacy media, and even some Republicans have dismissed the allegations and urged the President to concede defeat.

President Donald Trump has accused the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of possibly being 'in on' the alleged plot to steal the election from him.

"This is total fraud and how the FBI and the Department of Justice, I don't know, maybe they're involved, but how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable. This election was rigged. This election was a total fraud," Trump alleged, speaking to Fox News in a telephone interview Sunday morning.

Comment: It's not an unreasonable statement considering the FBI and DoJ have been remarkable complacent about getting involved with investigating the suspicious actions and events of the 2020 presidential election, although data analyst Matt Braynard says the FBI (finally) got in touch with him yesterday. It has fallen to private citizens and groups to sound the alarm.


Attention

On Rep. Ilhan Omar's ignorant defense of John Brennan and the dangerous, unconstitutional Logan Act

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Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, May 23, 2017.
Foreign policy dissidents have the greatest interest in repealing the Logan Act, not wielding it as a weapon to shield ex-CIA Directors while heralding it as a clearly defined criminal statute.

The right to dissent
from, and to work against, the official foreign policy of the U.S. Government is vital: foundational to Constitutional liberties. There is very little such dissent in the U.S. Congress, where many of the core tenets of the Foreign Policy Community (from CIA drone warfare and clandestine coups to steadfast support for Gulf State and Middle East tyrannies as well as Israel) enjoy overwhelming, at times virtually unanimous, bipartisan support.

That is one of the reasons that — as I've said repeatedly — I am glad that there are now members of Congress such as Congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan who so vocally and unflinchingly dissent from this general foreign policy orientation and especially from those policies which most members of Congress either cannot or do not want to denounce.

Comment: Greenwald sums it up:




Blackbox

Georgia govt lawyers defended Dominion's 'trade secrets' to stop forensic analysis of machines/software

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A buried lede in Judge Timothy C. Batten's order released late last night from an Atlantic District Court describes Georgia state lawyers - ostensibly acting on behalf of the public via the local government - defending Dominion Voting Systems' "trade secrets".

The court ordered that voting software and information contained therein should not be destroyed, or erased or altered in Cobb, Gwinnett, and Cherokee Counties.

But the order also revealed:

"Defendants' counsel also argued that allowing such forensic inspections would pose substantial security and proprietary/trade secret risks to Defendants."

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The bizarre nature of government lawyers defending a private, foreign company's "trade secrets" instead of attempting to secure the vote of the American public will raise further questions about the company's involvement in U.S. voting systems.

The term "trade secret" is used no fewer than NINE times in the contract between Georgia and Dominion Voting Systems.

Comment: See also:


Yellow Vest

French parliament drops ominous draft 'global security' law following massive protests

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The President of the LREM Parliamentary Group, Christophe Castaner, on November 30, 2020 in Paris, France.
The French parliament has dropped a controversial bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action, the speaker of parliament and leader of President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party announced on Monday.

"The bill will be completely rewritten and a new version will be submitted," Christophe Castaner, head of Macron's LREM (La République en marche) party told a news conference.


Comment: One wonders just what will be in this 'rewrite'.


The draft bill had prompted protests across the country called by press freedom advocates and civil rights campaigners. Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday in Paris calling for the government to drop the measure, including families and friends of people killed by police.

Comment: This victory, that follows on the heels of the success in Denmark, proves that the totalitarian tip toe that governments around the world are attempting can be stopped if the public act en masse, however with the same ponerized puppets in power we can expect that this is just the beginning of their insidious attempts to destroy society as we know it: And check out SOTT radio's:


NPC

Democrats planned to 'ram all this policy down their throats' - until GOP House victories

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Democrats planned to "ram all this [left-wing] policy down their throats" until Republicans won unexpected House victories in the November election, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

The Times quoted Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA):
"People were talking in a really cocky way before that Democrats were going to take the trifecta [White House, Senate and House], and we were not ever going to talk to Republicans about anything. We were going to ram all this policy down their throats," said Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego), a moderate.

Ambitious liberal policies like Medicare for all and the Green New Deal are likely to be pushed to a back burner, though Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other progressives have signaled they will continue to advocate for their movement.

Pelosi (D-San Francisco) had said before the election that Democrats would expand the Affordable Care Act by using a special procedure in the Senate that required only 50 votes, but it's unclear now she will have even that.
According to Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), one of the House impeachment managers who tried to have President Donald Trump removed from office earlier this year, Democrats were told "Republicans had only a 25% chance of keeping the Senate and that Democrats would pick up seats" in the House.

Comment: At least there's a little justice in the world.