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The US is going up in smoke!

The wildfires ravaging the entire west coast of America seem an allegory of the nation's demise. Whole towns are being evacuated in a hurry before an unstoppable wall of fire. The country is going up in smoke.

What's particularly remarkable is the dearth of consensus about the wildfires. There's no doubt that the blazes this year have reached new records of devastation compared with previous years. The entire west coast seems engulfed with fire or choking smoke.

Yet the explanations differ wildly for the phenomenal crisis. An ecological cause seems the most convincing. Detrimental climate change and years of cumulative drought have cascaded to create inferno conditions.

President Donald Trump and his supporters are deniers of climate change. So, in order to avoid a glaring contradiction between their views and the physical world, Trump's political base have come up with an alternative explanation for the wildfires - it's the work of arsonists belonging to nebulous leftist groups like "Antifa".

This is denial compounded with delusion. Firefighters and law enforcement officers have largely dismissed social media claims of arsonists as "malicious rumours" which are only undermining efforts at bringing the crisis under control by peddling confusion and diverting scarce resources.

Nevertheless, Trump-supporting conspiracy networks like QAnon have continued to promote the notion that the US west coast is being burned down by leftwing "domestic terrorists".

Bad Guys

Biden's allies in Poroshenko's ex-Ukrainian government moving to oust President Zelensky - another coup in the works?

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A rock and a hard place: Joe Biden, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Donald Trump
In Ukraine, the process of violent overthrow of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy by the team of ex-President Petro Poroshenko has begun . This was stated by the deputy of the Rada Renat Kuzmin.

"There is a large group of people who are dissatisfied with the incumbent president and are ready to join the coup d'état in government agencies, law enforcement agencies, security agencies, including the army," Kuzmin said on the Zik TV channel.

Kuzmin, also the former Deputy Prosecutor-General known for his investigation against the Burisma firm and its corruption, has been made aware of this plot. This strongly indicates that this is connected to the Burisma concern, chiefly US presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.


Black Cat

Twitter flags videos of Biden touching young girls as 'child sexual exploitation' despite being official public footage

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Vice President Joe Biden leans in to say something to Maggie Coons, next to her father Sen. Coons
C-Span footage of Joe Biden interacting with girls is being flagged by Twitter for violating their Child Sexual Exploitation Policy after popping up online during an argument about the politician's character.

The dispute on social media saw Texan progressive activist Johnny Graz seeking to make a case that the Democratic presidential nominee should be investigated for sexual assault.

Another commenter, who goes by the name 'Jake Koenig,' sought to support Graz's argument by posting a video compilation of Biden touching various young girls during photo ops at their parents' congressional swear-in ceremonies in 2015.

Comment: More evidence on pervert Biden:

Chart Pie

Japan's Lib Dem Party selects Suga to succeed Abe as new president

Yoshihide Suga
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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledges his election as new head of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo on Monday.
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Monday elected Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new president and ultimately Japan's new leader to replace outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

In a vote at a meeting of LDP lawmakers of both chambers of the Diet, Suga secured a comfortable victory over his two rivals -- Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister, and Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister. A majority of the LDP's factions gave the top government spokesman their backing after Abe said last month he would step down for health reasons.

Suga won 377 votes, Kishida 89, and Ishiba 68.

Suga's election as prime minister at an extraordinary Diet session on Wednesday is almost certain as the governing party controls the House of Representatives, the more powerful lower chamber, and holds a majority in the House of Councillors with its coalition partner Komeito.

The LDP election became a mere formality for endorsing the party factions' decisions to back Suga, 71.

Ballots were cast by 394 LDP lawmakers and 141 delegates of local chapters, with the party's rank-and-file members excluded this time to speed up the process amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Most local chapters held primaries, although it was up to each chapter to decide whether to give all three allotted ballots to a single candidate or to multiple candidates in proportion to primary results.

2 + 2 = 4

Trump says Putin, Xi, Erdogan are smart, Biden unfit to deal with them

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US President Donald Trump sees the leaders of Russia, China and Turkey as smart, unlike his rival Joe Biden.

"We must have someone smart in the presidency. This person is not smart. President Xi is smart, President Putin is smart, Erdogan is smart. Among those with whom we have to deal, there are no not smart ones. Joe is not suitable for the post, " Trump said on Fox News.

Trump also recalled that last year he "passed perfectly" a test to determine cognitive health.

"Biden has to pass this test. You have to show the people in this country that the person being elected to lead is smart. Because we are dealing with people who will do very bad things for our country if they get the chance. And you must be smarter than them. Therefore, Biden has an obligation to pass this or some similar test, " added President Trump.

If elected, Biden will become the oldest US president, he will turn 78 (he is 4 years older than Trump).


Trump signs new executive order aimed at lowering drug prices

Donald Trump
President Trump on Sunday signed a long-awaited executive order aimed at lowering drug prices by linking them to the cost of the same drugs in other nations.

The president took to Twitter to celebrate the order, saying it would provide U.S. patients with "the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries."

"Just signed a new Executive Order to LOWER DRUG PRICES!" he posted on Twitter. "My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries."

"The days of global freeriding at America's expense are over and prices are coming down FAST!" he said, adding that he ended "all rebates to middlemen."


Cardboard Box

US Judge rules Saudi royals must answer 9/11 lawsuit questions

Bandar (left) has been close to multiple US administrations

Bandar (left) has been close to multiple US administrations
A US Judge has ruled that two members of the Saudi royal family will have to answer questions about the September 11, 2001 attacks, in what attorneys for the victims call a 'turning point in a long-running lawsuit,' according to AP.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in a written ruling unsealed late Thursday ordered Saudi Arabia to make the royals — and other Saudi witnesses, including current and former government official — available for depositions.

It was unclear how and when the witnesses will be deposed, but the decision means "we can start uncovering what they know," plaintiff's attorney Jim Kreindler said Friday. -AP
One of the two ordered to give depositions is Prince Bandar bin Sultan - a former Saudi intelligence chief who was the kingdom's US ambassador from 1983 to 2005, according to court papers. His involvement in world events ranges from Reagan's Nicaraguan Contra program (including direct involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal), to making the case for the Iraq War as a trusted friend of Bush and Cheney, to directing US-Saudi covert operations overseeing the arming of jihadists in Syria.

Comment: For more on arch criminal Bandar, don't miss:

Black Cat

Pelosi's choice: Steal the election or be destroyed

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I've learned a few things about politics by watching my goats over the years. Herd queens have to be beaten to step aside. They won't give up status willingly.

I saw this first hand when a vicious challenge ended with a broken horn, humiliation and blood. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a tough old goat who is clearly making her last stand, facing the toughest fight of her political career.

Congress is at a crossroads over a stimulus package before the election. Pelosi has run out of good choices to force the Republicans into another bad deal, which is her trademark move.

Internal squabbling and strategic missteps has her charting a most dangerous path.

The House returns to session today facing an impasse over another stimulus bill which see both sides entrenched in their positions.

Just under two months until the election, however, the big question is, "Who has the leverage?"

Comment: As we've been saying for some time now, the political warfare on display in Washington is unprecedented - so much so that Pelosi and company are practically, and openly, agitating for a full-on coup against Trump:

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COVID-911: From Homeland Security to Biosecurity

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9/11, as we were told repeatedly in the days, weeks, and months after the attack, was the day that changed everything. And now a new event has come along to once again throw the world into chaos. But whereas the post-9/11 era introduced America to the concept of homeland security, the COVID-19 era is introducing the world to an altogether more abstract concept: biosecurity. This is the story of the COVID-911 security state.

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Trump and the Gordian Knot, year three

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In January 2018 I advanced the hypothesis that U.S. President Trump understood that the only way to "Make American Great Again" was to disentangle it from the imperial mission that had it stuck in perpetual wars. I suggested that the cutting of this "Gordian Knot of entanglements" was difficult, even impossible, to accomplish from his end and that he understood that the cutting could only come from the other side. I followed up with another look the next March. I now look at my hypothesis as Trump's first term comes to an end.

While we are no closer to knowing whether this is indeed Trump's strategy or an unintended consequence of his behaviour, it is clear that the "Gordian knot of U.S. imperial entanglements" is under great strain.

German-American relations provide an observation point. There are four demands the Trump Administration makes of its allies - Huawei, Iran, Nord Stream 2 and defence spending - and all four converge on Germany. Germany is one of the most important American allies; it is probably the second-most important NATO member; it is the economic engine of the European Union. Should it truly defy Washington on these issues, there would be fundamental damage to the U.S. imperium. (And, if George Friedman is correct in stating that preventing a Germany-Russia coalition is the "primordial interest" of the USA, the damage could be greater still.) And yet that is what we are looking at: on several issues Berlin is defying Washington.

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