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Trump says he won't attend Biden inauguration

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US President Donald Trump
President Trump on Friday said he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a break with more than a century of tradition as he stews over his defeat.

There had been no indication Trump planned to attend, as up until late Thursday night he had refused to even acknowledge he would no longer be in office on Jan. 20. Advisers expect Trump will travel to Florida instead, and he is reportedly considering doing so a day before the inauguration so he can use Air Force One.

Vice President Pence is expected to attend the event in some capacity, a source said Thursday, though his office maintained he had not been formally invited. A spokesperson for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies said that the outgoing president and vice president are never "formally invited" to the ceremonies. Sitting presidents have traditionally attended their successors' inaugurations as a display of support for the peaceful transfer of power.

Former President Obama and then-Vice President Biden both attended Trump's inauguration.


Comment: Blame conveniently laid, there is no mention in this article of infiltration by radical, non-Republican groups that instigated destruction and the violent reactions by law enforcement culminating in the death of a woman at the Capitol. The absence of a full and fair disclosure on the riot paints a far different picture than if assigned proper credit. There should be no doubt in any American's mind that these reports are calculated content to shape current events and be recorded as if it is true history. 'Stoking conspiracy'? Trump's warnings were justified because they were the truth.
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Footprints

Russia sees US democracy 'limping' after Capitol stormed

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US President Donald Trump • Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russia on Thursday pointed to the storming of the US Capitol building as evidence of America's decline, with officials saying its out-of-date electoral system and deep divisions had left its democracy "limping on both feet".

Under banners reading "Storm of the Capitol" and "Chaos in Washington", Russian state television showed rolling images of mobs of Donald Trump supporters breaking down barricades and swarming the Congress building on Wednesday, as security forces fired tear gas and police drew guns inside.

Congress formally certified Joe Biden as the next president despite the unrest, but many in Moscow said the stunning events had exposed America's democratic failings.

"The electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meet modern democratic standards... and the American media have become an instrument of political struggle," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Facebook. "This is largely the reason for the split in society now observed in the United States."

Moscow has long bristled at US criticism of the state of Russian democracy under President Vladimir Putin, accusing Washington of hypocrisy and condescension.

Comment: The rioting in DC has provided Moscow an opportunity to comment, given its quite remarkable restraint until now. Even so, it is fairly measured and conservative in content and observation.


Handcuffs

Libyan National Army captures ISIS sent to Libya by Turkish Intelligence

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The Libyan National Army has captured (arrested) a group of ISIS terrorists in southern Libya near the city of Sabah.

The Libyan tribes confirmed that this group of radical Islamic terrorists were hired by and funded by Turkish Intelligence. This group was to move to Tripoli to cause chaos and crisis so that the Muslim Brotherhood can maintain their control over the Libyan capital and the Libyan Central Bank Assets. The intent is to destruct the ceasefire because within the 5x5 ceasefire agreement all of the foreign troops, mercenaries and militias must be removed from Libya.

It should be noted that in the 5x5 agreement both sides (LNA and GNA) agreed to the terms, that being no foreign troops or weapons incoming, removing all foreign troops, mercenaries and militias, the opening of roads from Tripoli to Benghazi and other terms. The only side that has kept their part of the agreement is the LNA (Libyan National Army representing the Libyan people). The GNA (not elected phony government of national accord representing the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey) has not kept ANY part of the 5x5 agreement. They continue to bring in Turkish troops, foreign mercenaries and terrorists. No roads have been opened.

Eye 1

Ice Age Farmer Report: Pigs Catch COVID - UK Bans Free Range Chickens! - War on Meat / Animal Ag

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First the mink -- now the pigs? A new study shows pigs are susceptible to COVID-19, setting the stage for mass culls of our food supply in the name of zoonotic threats and public health. The UK has banned outdoor chickens under guise of "bird flu" biosecurity. The establishment is whittling away at real, healthy protein production -- even as bills are floated to end factory farming (which is great!--but not if we have outlawed free range/healthy/regenerative animals first!). It's time to start getting serious about producing protein for your family. Christian breaks it down.


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Eye 2

UK's children can be used as undercover spies to report on parents, covert intelligence bill reveals

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The Government faces a major Lords revolt over the bill, which sees children used by more than 20 state agencies
Children can be used as undercover spies by more than 20 state agencies, guidance for the Government's covert intelligence bill reveals.

Covert child agents can also break the law if it means they will be able to glean information that could prevent or detect crime, protect public health, safety, or national security or help collect taxes, says the guidance quietly laid by the Government this month.


Comment: Guidance so vague and broad that it could easily be used against anyone 'suspected' of not following the ever-changing, tyrannical lockdown measures.


Older children aged 16 and 17 could even be recruited to spy on their parents if they were suspected of being involved in crime or terrorism.

Comment: The UK has entered a chilling stage in its descent into totalitarianism, because this new bill just so happens to have been introduced at the same time as a whole raft of new powers, with the majority declared as an 'emergency' in order to bypass all democratic processes. These include the recent court ruling that ALL UK agencies are now legally allowed to commit crimes, including torture and murder; calls to criminalize anyone speaking out against the totalitarian measures; and the power to break into the homes of anyone SUSPECTED of 'breaking lockdown rules'.


Red Flag

"They're not gonna let up and they should not" - Kamala Harris egged on violent BLM rioters in 2020 — Trump told protesters to go home

Kamala Harris
The fake news media continues to gaslight America.

Unfortunately, too many Americans are willing to buy their propaganda and outright BS.

President Trump told the violent protesters in the US Capitol on Wednesday to "go home."

Four Trump supporters were killed when protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

One unarmed woman and veteran was shot in the neck and killed by Capitol police.

Comment: The hypocrisy and facts on the ground were pointed out by the President of Chicago Police Union who defended the Capitol protesters: '
Speaking to Chicago public radio station WBEZ, John Catanzara of the Fraternal Order of Police pointed out that the protest was "a bunch of pissed-off people that feel an election was stolen, somehow, some way."

"There was no arson, there was no burning of anything, there was no looting, there was very little destruction of property," Catanzara added.

Catanzara also stood by President Donald Trump and the concerns about the election being stolen.

"I don't have any doubt that something shady happened in this election," Catanzara said. "You're not going to convince me that that many people voted for Joe Biden. Never for the rest of my life will you ever convince me of that. But, again, it still comes down to proof.

"Evidence matters," the police union president continued. "Until that appears, shame on them for what they did, but it was out of frustration."

He continued on to note that there were "no fights. There's no, obviously, violence in this crowd. They pushed past security and made their way to the Senate chamber. Did they destroy anything when they were there? No."

Catanzara addressed some media and politicians accusing the protesters of treason, saying if the worst crime here is trespassing, so be it, but to call these people treasonous is beyond ridiculous and ignorant."



Bad Guys

Revenge of the Sith: Feds, media want blood, label Capitol Hill rioters domestic terrorists

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© Reuters / Jim Bourg
Supporters of Donald Trump protest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen vowed that pro-Trump rioters who entered the U.S. Capitol would "face the full consequences of their actions under the law," and those consequences could include being charged under President Trump's executive order authorizing up to 10 years in prison for "injury of federal property."

"Our criminal prosecutors have been working throughout the night with special agents and investigators from the U.S. Capitol Police, FBI, ATF, Metropolitan Police Department and the public to gather the evidence, identify perpetrators and charge federal crimes where warranted," Rosen said in a statement on Thursday.

"Some participants in yesterday's violence will be charged today, and we will continue to methodically assess evidence, charge crimes and make arrests in the coming days and weeks to ensure that those responsible are held accountable under the law," Rosen continued.

DOJ officials told Fox News that federal law enforcement officials are investigating and will bring charges against participants in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, using facial recognition and other tools from numerous pictures and a great deal of video.

The FBI digital team is already looking at pictures and videos from government resources, media outlets and social media, according to DOJ sources.

Comment: Since 9/11 SOTT.net has been warning about the dangerous potential of turning the language of terrorism - and the methods of 'counterterrorism' - on the American people. And while there have been disturbing trends and incidents over the past 2 decades, so far it has been limited to that. No longer, it seems. With the exponential rise in Critical Social Justice (e.g. Critical Race Theory and all its demented cousins), the jackals in America are completely demonizing 50%+ of the electorate (by conservative estimates). They want them gone, cleansed, punished.





With that said, here are the related developments on the search for the Capitol Hill rioters. The FBI is soliciting tips on everyone who rioted or engaged in acts of violence. (They never solicited tips on election fraud.) They are also offering a $50k award for information on the suspected pipe bombs planted in DC during the protest. The Justice Department says they may be charged with sedition and insurrection. Homeland Security wants all 'domestic terrorists' placed on the FBI no-fly list.




Police have already made about 80 arrests.


Liberals on Twitter, including the DC attorney general, are calling the riot worse than Benghazi.

USA Today published 29 photos asking readers to help ID them.


This tweet makes logical sense. But this is not a logical phenomenon. It is paralogical, an example of what Marcuse called "repressive tolerance."


Welcome to the new world. War is peace. Ignorance is slavery. And Planet Earth has always been at war with Covid.




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'Go home & remember this day forever!' Twitter, Facebook & YouTube wipe Trump's 'mixed message' to supporters who stormed Congress UPDATES

Police/Trump supporters
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Police push Trump supporters away from the US Capitol
January 6, 2021
After some of his supporters stormed Congress, US President Donald Trump said they had been wronged and mistreated but should go home in peace and "remember this day forever," as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube restricted his posts.

"These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long," Trump tweeted on Wednesday evening, as protesters were leaving the US Capitol and a curfew went into effect. "Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!" he urged.
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Twitter first restricted interactions with the tweet citing "risk of violence," - along with the perfunctory denunciation of Trump's claims about the election as "disputed" - before deleting it altogether for "violating Twitter rules."

Comment: The JJJ: Social Media becomes Judge, Jury and Jailer of messaging - our constitutional right:
Twitter: Trump's tweets were characterized as: "repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy."

Facebook and YouTube have also deleted the video message Trump sent on Wednesday, seeking to talk down several hundred protesters who broke into the Capitol building and briefly occupied the chambers of the Senate, House of Representatives and congressional offices.

Facebook's vice president of integrity, Guy Rosen, deemed the situation an "emergency," saying the platform pulled the video because it "contributes to, rather than diminishes, the risk of ongoing violence."

Trump's last tweet, which was first labeled as "risk of violence" and then deleted by the platform, urged his supporters to "go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!" However, it also said that "these are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long."

This apparently violated the policy of all social media platforms that the 2020 election results are not to be questioned.
Power increases as checks, balances and competition fade away. Level the playing field! Exercise choice by boycotting these behemoths of control and join platforms that uphold freedom of speech and the rights of the public. If we don't, there will be NO choice.

UPDATE 7/1/2021: Mark Zuckerberg offered this loaded and slanderous comment on Facebook:
"The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.

"His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect -- and likely their intent -- would be to provoke further violence.

"Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.

"Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."
UPDATE 7/1/2021: Twitch and Shopify follow Facebook's lead banning Trump and MAGA merchandize under the excuse of 'protecting our community':
Twitch announced they have disabled Trump's account indefinitely, preventing him from streaming videos to his followers. A spokesperson for the company cited Wednesday's Capitol Hill protests as the reason behind the decision.

"Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the president's incendiary rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence," the spokesperson said.

E-commerce website Shopify also pulled down multiple stores affiliated with the president and selling pro-Trump merchandise on Thursday. A spokesperson for the company said they do not tolerate "actions that incite violence" and determined that the president had violated their Acceptable Use Policy, which "prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause."



Bulb

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stands by Trump: "Lack of trust in the election" was cause of crisis yesterday

Trump and Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has never made any secret of his support for President Donald J. Trump. He was the last leader of the G20 group to accept Joe Biden's election win.

On Thursday Bolsonaro backed his ally Donald Trump's claim of fraud in the US presidential election, and warned the chaos that rocked Washington could also hit Brazil's elections next year.

"What was the problem that caused that whole crisis, basically? Lack of trust in the election," Bolsonaro told supporters outside the presidential palace.

Comment: Support for Israel's fascist regime and Western puppets like Venezuela's Juan Guaidó notwithstanding, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro does seem to be on the right side of the fight against some totalitarian and elitist globalist polices:


Black Magic

Labour Party launches campaign to tackle anti-vaccine disinformation

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
© Andy Buchanan / Pool via REUTERS
James Shaw, 82, receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from advanced nurse practitioner Justine Williams, at the Lochee Health Centre in Dundee, Scotland, Britain January 4, 2021.
The UK Labour Party has launched a nationwide campaign to tackle anti-vaccine disinformation and encourage people to volunteer to help at health centers distributing the jab, in a bid to boost the numbers being inoculated.

The 'Let's Vaccinate Britain' campaign aims to speed up the rollout of the jab in England, in a push to help the country meet its target of 14 million people receiving the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine before the middle of February.

Discussing the vaccine drive, which is supported by the Trades Union Congress, Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner sought to allay concerns about the inoculation, stating that "these vaccines have been robustly scrutinised and they are safe."

Comment: Read more about the UK Covid-19 vaccination program in this RT article.
The UK may need to revaccinate people for immunisation to coronavirus every six months, while Covid-19 testing will still be required in 2022, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said during a select committee hearing on Thursday.

In response to an MP's question, Hancock said:
"I anticipate that we will probably need to revaccinate because we don't know the longevity of the protection from these vaccines," "It might need to be every six months, it might need to be every year."
Hancock added that "yes" he did think that England's current national lockdown would be the country's last, but said: "There's absolutely no doubt that vaccines and testing will still be a feature next year."
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