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Syria envoy, who admitted lying to Trump on troop levels, now defends his ME policy, says Biden should keep it

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US Special Representative to Syria James Jeffrey
President Donald Trump's policy in the Middle East delivered "clear results" and Joe Biden shouldn't change it, the US ex-envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition operating in Syria and Iraq argued in the pages of Foreign Affairs.

Trump opted to abandon the "transformational campaigns" pursued by the Bush and Obama administrations in favor of "working primarily through partners on the ground" to advance American interests, argued James Jeffrey in the essay published on Friday. Jeffrey was the US special envoy for Syria and the coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) from 2018 to his retirement in November 2020.

The Trump administration's two major successes, according to Jeffrey, were the "destruction of ISIS's territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria" and the Abraham Accords, between Israel on one side and Bahrain, Sudan and the UAE on the other. The US also managed to "counter Russia's further expansion in Syria and elsewhere" and "mobilize a coalition to counter Tehran's malign behavior."

Trump's policies all revolved around the notion that Iran posed a "holistic threat" to the region and the US, Jeffrey explained. His unilateral abandonment of the nuclear deal Obama had negotiated and "maximum pressure" sanctions had a "real effect" on the Iranian economy and "regional adventurism," the envoy wrote. Meanwhile, neither China nor Russia were willing to bail out Iran, while the Europeans "could do little to retaliate, despite their opposition."

Pistol

Goya Foods CEO: Coronavirus was weaponized by the left for political reasons

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Goya CEO Robert Unanue
Now that the installation of former vice president Joe Biden into the White House is only days away, Democrat governors and mayors who imposed crushing lockdowns have now reversed course.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined New York strongman Andrew Cuomo in calling for bars and restaurants to reopen as quickly as possible as the political left has now suddenly realized that their dictatorial decrees have had severe economic consequences.

The sudden about face by the Democrats only confirms the suspicions by many that the lockdowns have been driven by politics and the need to crash the economy in order to hurt President Trump rather than to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

One CEO who is pointing out that the lockdowns are a Democrat sham is Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue, who on Friday, blasted the lockdowns during an appearance on Fox News:


Comment: Likely millions of Americans feel the same way as Unanue - manipulated and hoodwinked by a political agenda that obviously couldn't be won on its own merits.




Snakes in Suits

"Unprecedented injustice": Dutch government quits over tax subsidy scandal

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Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government resigned on Friday, accepting responsibility for wrongful accusations of fraud by the tax authorities that drove thousands of families to financial ruin, often on the basis of ethnicity.

The cabinet would remain in place for now in a caretaker capacity to manage the coronavirus crisis, Rutte said. He then rode his bike to King Willem-Alexander's 17th century baroque Huis Ten Bosch palace in The Hague to discuss his resignation.

An election has already been scheduled for March 17 at the end of Rutte's third term.

"This is about tens of thousands of parents who were crushed under the wheels of the state," Rutte told journalists. "There can be no doubt, this is a colossal stain."

Comment: 'Riding high' with just under 30% of the vote...

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Laptop

FBI claims it never reviewed Seth Rich's laptop despite gaining custody of it - CIA doesn't deny they fabricated Guccifer 2.0 digital fingerprints

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Seth Rich
The Central Intelligence Agency will neither confirm nor deny that it fabricated the Russian "fingerprints" in Democratic National Committee emails published in 2016 by "Guccifer 2.0," and the FBI implicitly acknowledged today that it never reviewed the contents of DNC employee Seth Rich's laptop despite gaining custody of the laptop after his murder.

The revelations came in two separate Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by my clients in the Eastern District of Texas. For those of you who live under a rock, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange strongly implied in a 2016 interview that the leaked DNC emails came from Mr. Rich, while the political / bureaucratic / media establishment has steadfastly maintained that the emails were hacked by agents of Russia.

The latest admissions blow a hole in the government / media narrative, suggesting that federal officials not only ignored Seth Rich's role in the leaks, but fraudulently shifted the blame to Russia.

In The Transparency Project v. Department of Justice, et al., my client asked to see records indicating whether the CIA or its Directorate of Digital Innovation, its contractors, etc. inserted Russian "fingerprints" into the metadata of the emails that were released publicly. (You can review the entire request by clicking here and reading Paragraph 11).

Bad Guys

Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand

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Denmark's proposed Covid-19 passport
US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy.

Along with healthcare nonprofit Mayo Clinic, health and tech companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle have united to form the Vaccination Credential Initiative, aimed at devising a secure "health passport" that tracks the bearer's vaccination status across borders.

In a press release on Thursday, the CEO of VCI member the Commons Project Foundation argued such passports were necessary to "safely return to travel, work, school, and life, while protecting their data privacy."


Comment: None of which is actually true. The most charitable explanation is that such things are a pacifier, like masks - ineffective, but giving the illusion of 'doing something', when nothing can actually be done. Least charitable: these freaks just want as much control over our lives as possible.


The group is working on technology that will allow jab recipients to carry an encrypted copy of their "immunization credentials," storable in the digital wallet of their choice. If the recipient does not have a smartphone, they could receive a paper version printed with a specialized QR code. The participants have emphasized they want to make "electronic access to vaccination, testing, and other medical records" accessible to rich and poor alike, "as easy as online banking," in the words of Oracle exec Mike Sicilia.

However, there remains no proof that receiving the recently-approved Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna jabs actually will stop the recipient from spreading the virus, as both companies have admitted. VCI members nevertheless believe that being able to produce proof of inoculation is a vital step to resuming international travel and that governments and airlines will soon demand travelers carry such proof with them.

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Burka

Unhinged Rep. Ayanna Pressley says Republicans engaged in 'chemical warfare' by not wearing masks

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) attacked GOP lawmakers who did not wear masks during the Capitol riots. She called this "chemical warfare" and believes these Republican Congressmen should be expelled. This is according to Fox News.

"It's criminal behavior," Pressley told CNN on Thursday. "I don't know what else to call it." She continued, "they have been complicit from the very beginning in their willful criminality to carry the water for Donald Trump and these science denials which allowed this pandemic to rage out of control."


Comment: Pressley is immersed, fairly completely, in a Pseudo-reality - that is so far removed from truth that her rhetoric, coupled with her position of power, threatens to psychologically infect those (who actually take her seriously) without their understanding that she has some rather serious pathologies.

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Bad Guys

Corrupt Georgia prosecutor 'increasingly likely' to open criminal investigation into President Trump

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Donald and Melania Trump

Comment: The nerve of Trump, pointing out election fraud to the official in charge of overseeing the process!


A top Georgia prosecutor is reportedly considering whether to open a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged "attempts to overturn the results of the state's 2020 election," the New York Times reported. In fact, the Times reported that a criminal probe into Trump has become "increasingly likely."

According to the report, the central concern of a possible investigation would be Trump's call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) earlier this month in which Trump allegedly demanded that Georgia officials overturn Joe Biden's victory there.

The controversial phone call was cited in the new article of impeachment against Trump, which House Democrats passed this week.

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MIB

Bill Gates buying up huge amount of farmland while 'Great Reset' tells Americans future is no private property

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Feudalism makes a roaring comeback in the name of progress.

While Americans are being told by 'Great Reset' technocrats that the future is one without private property, Bill Gates and other billionaires have been buying up huge amounts of farmland.

Indeed, Gates is now the biggest owner of farmland in America, according to a Forbes report.

"After years of reports that he was purchasing agricultural land in places like Florida and Washington, The Land Report revealed that Gates, who has a net worth of nearly $121 billion according to Forbes, has built up a massive farmland portfolio spanning 18 states."

"His largest holdings are in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres) and Nebraska (20,588 acres). Additionally, he has a stake in 25,750 acres of transitional land on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona, which is being developed as a new suburb."

Gates now owns 242,000 acres of farmland across the U.S., mostly "through third-party entities by Cascade Investments, Gates' personal investment vehicle."

Eye 1

Totalitarian purge: Pentagon watchdog to launch probe of 'white supremacists' in the military

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Comment: Looks like the Pentagon is working to purge its forces of anyone who disagrees with its imperial/globalist/totalitarian mandates - and is doing so by labeling them as follows....


The Pentagon's internal watchdog announced Thursday that it will investigate whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has adequate procedures in place to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military.

"Our objective is to determine the extent to which the DoD and the Military Services have implemented policy and procedures that prohibit active advocacy and active participation related to supremacist, extremist, or criminal gang doctrine, ideology, or causes by active duty military personnel," the Inspector General's office said.

The office plans to launch the probe this month, according to a letter sent to top Pentagon officials.

Following the announcement, acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said the watchdog report "will be but one of many efforts" to provide transparency on the violent Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Comment: That the tell right there - just keep pounding away at the idea that any revelation or adherent of Truth that doesn't fit whatever the current PTB narrative is - must be a "conspiracy theory".


Vader

The many occasions Joe Biden took credit for writing the draconian Patriot Act

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Joe Biden

Comment: The following puts the Dems' and intelligence agencies' and the military industrial complex's support of Biden in a whole new context doesn't it?


Biden has repeatedly claimed that a bill he wrote in 1994 was essentially the same as the 2001 Patriot Act.

If Vice President Joe Biden decides to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his past positions -- including on trade bills, the Iraq War, the repeal of Glass-Steagall, and changes to welfare -- are sure to draw the ire of the party's liberal base.

Much has already been made about Biden's instrumental role as a senator pushing through the 1994 crime bill -- "a bill that made the problem worse" according to former President Bill Clinton, who signed it into law.

Another potential sticking point for liberals: Biden not only voted for the 2001 Patriot Act, he, on many occasions, claimed credit for writing it.

"I drafted a terrorism bill after the Oklahoma City bombing," Biden was quoted as saying by the New Republic in 2001.

Comment: See also: Worth The Price? Joe Biden And The Launch of The Iraq War