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Tucker Carlson rips Obama for 'desecrating' John Lewis funeral with campaign slogans — 'Political power is their religion'

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Thursday, Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson took a shot at former President Barack Obama for the political tones of his eulogy delivered at Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) funeral earlier in the day.

Obama said of ways to continue Lewis' legacy, "By ending some of the partisan gerrymandering — so that all voters have the power to choose their politicians, not the other way around. And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster — another Jim Crow relic — in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that's what we should do."

After airing a video clip of the speech, Carlson criticized Obama, adding the speech was proof of a cynical effort by the left and Democrats to gain power.

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Bad Guys

'Charity' accused of child sex abuse coordinating ID2020's pilot program for refugee newborns

A biometric identification program backed by the ID2020 alliance will see its new "digital id" program rolled out for refugee newborns in close coordination with a charity tied to Wall Street and prominent Western politicians whose workers have been accused of sexually exploiting refugee children.

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iRespond, an international non-profit organization that is "dedicated to using biometrics to improve lives through digital identity," has begun piloting a new biometric program for newborns among the predominately Karen refugee population along the Myanmar-Thailand border, a program it soon hopes to "quickly deploy" at a greater scale and make available to the general global population. The pilot program is being conducted as part of the controversial ID2020 alliance, backed by Microsoft, the GAVI vaccine alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation, and with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-profit organization deeply tied to the Western political elite and Wall Street with a controversial track record of silencing numerous sex abuse and fraud allegations.

The new program, an extension of iRespond's "voluntary" biometric identification program in the Mae La refugee camp, "will create a record of a birth, attested by a trusted clinic, with a goal of changing the life trajectory for the participants." Through the program, "a guardianship relationship between the newborn and the mother is established and linked to digital and high security physical identity documents."

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Blue Pill

James Corbett: Weird seeds being planted in the Cold War zeitgeist

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Welcome back to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

For show note links see here.

Red Flag

Turkey's Erdogan - From Haga Sophia to the shores of Tripoli and beyond

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has clearly decided to launch an offensive on multiple fronts, taking advantage of what he clearly perceives as a geopolitical vacuum. From his recent call to Islamic prayer at the Haga Sophia in Istanbul, to his breaking of the arms embargo to back the Tripoli regime against the advance of General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army in the East, from continuing military presence inside Syria to refusal to stop drilling for oil and gas in waters off Cyprus, as well as actions in Africa, Erdogan is clearly in an aggressive mode. Is there a larger strategy behind all this, far more than as a diversion from domestic Turkish economic problems?

In recent weeks the Erdogan government has made aggressive moves on multiple fronts that have led many to question their overall aims. In Libya Turkey's Erdogan has boldly made moves to give arms, soldiers and other support to the embattled Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli of Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj.

In December 2019, Erdogan signed a military cooperation pact with the UN-recognized and highly unstable Tripoli government to counter the offensive mounted by Gen. Haftar's Libyan National Army, based in the oil-rich east of Libya.

Comment: The signs are all there. Erdogan is a loose cannon:


Austria confirms OPCW report on Skripal faked by Brits, exposes Financial Times lies and cover-up

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Austria officially confirmed this week that the British Government's allegation that Novichok, a Russian chemical warfare agent, was used in England by GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, in March 2018, was a British invention.

Investigations in Vienna by four Austrian government ministries, the BVT intelligence agency, and by Austrian prosecutors have revealed that secret OPCW reports on the blood testing of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, copies of which were transferred to the Austrian government, did not reveal a Russian-made nerve agent.

Two reports, published in Vienna this week by the OE media group and reporter Isabelle Daniel, reveal that the Financial Times publication of the cover-page of one of the OPCW reports exposed a barcode identifying the source of the leaked documents was the Austrian government. The Austrian Foreign Ministry and the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung (BVT), the domestic intelligence agency equivalent to MI5 or FBI, have corroborated the authenticity of the documents.

The Austrian disclosures also reveal that in London the Financial Times editor, Roula Khalaf, four of the newspaper's reporters, and the management of the Japanese-owned company have fabricated a false and misleading version of the OPCW evidence and have covered up British government lying on the Skripal blood testing and the Novichok evidence.

On Wednesday afternoon this week, OE24, a news portal of the OE media group in Vienna, broke the first story (lead image, right) that the barcode found on the OPCW document photograph published in London had been traced to several Austrian state ministries. The next day, OE political editor Isabelle Daniel reported the Austrian Foreign, Defence and Economics Ministries had received copies of the barcoded OPCW dossier, and that the Justice Ministry and prosecutors were investigating "potential moles".

Bizarro Earth

Covid-19, The Great Reset and The New Normal

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Clearly, 2020 has been unlike any previous year in the last century or so. The world is currently battling against an infodemic of propaganda spewing from the corporate media and official health authorities. Yes, people are sick and dying. However, the statistics make it clear that COVID-19 simply does not warrant a total lockdown of the planet and further destruction of the economy.

Regardless, nations around the world are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to grab more surveillance and police state powers, institute mask and vaccine mandates, accelerate the push towards a completely digital world, enact more corporate bailouts, and generally, extreme control and involvement in citizens lives. The sheer magnitude of the COVID-19 operation is unparalleled, with the most recent similar event being the attacks of September 11, 2001. As with the 9/11 attacks, the predator class is using COVID-19 as the excuse to push plans and agendas which predate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Even so, the COVID-19 operation is unlike any other event to take place in modern history because the results of this event are affecting people in every single nation on the planet and will continue to for years to come. Also, unlike 9/11 - which took place over the course of one morning - the COVID-19 operation is taking place daily for months on end. The effects of this constant bombardment with fear and panic are taking a toll on the hearts and minds of free people all around the world. Quite simply, the people are ready for this to end and they will do almost anything to achieve this goal. It is within this space of fear and uncertainty which the predator class has now begun to insert themselves, ready to present the "solution" to our ills.

The Great Reset

As every student of power and deception knows, the easiest way to achieve victory over your opponent is to guide them to a predetermined destination which benefits your agenda. If you can do this while convincing your opponent that they are consciously making their own choices and the path is for their own good - well, you are all but guaranteed success. I believe the evidence indicates this is the strategy we are seeing unfold during the COVID-19 operation.

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Pompeo: US will 'do everything' to stop Nord Stream 2 project!

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told lawmakers that the United States intends to impose sanctions on firms that continue to help Russia build a natural-gas pipeline to Europe as he sought to dispel concerns about Washington's commitment to halt the controversial project.

"We will do everything we can to make sure that that pipeline doesn't threaten Europe," Pompeo told a senate hearing on July 30, adding: "We want Europe to have real, secure, stable, safe energy resources that cannot be turned off in the event Russia wants to."

Comment: It doesn't matter what the Europeans want!

Pompeo told the panel that the United States has already been in touch with some companies working on Nord Stream 2 about the risks they face if they don't halt their activities.

The State Department and Treasury Department "have made very clear in our conversations with those who have equipment there the expressed threat that is posed to them for continuing to work on completion of the pipeline," he said.

Comment: Sanction and punishment. How short-sighted is this? The benefit from lower gas prices due to the pipeline is projected to benefit all European consumers, a positive impact considering the sudden crash in the global economy. What helps one sector, eventually helps all:
Analysts expect the price for the blue fuel in Europe to drop by up to 25 percent after Russia starts pumping natural gas via the 1,200km route stretching across the Baltic Sea to Germany. Analysts at Wood Mackenzie commented:
"If Nord Stream 2 remains unfinished, European benchmark TTF gas is expected to average about $4 per million British Thermal Units next year. But if the project can be completed as its backers hope early in 2021, then the average TTF price that year could drop to about $3, we estimate. If sales to Europe are constrained again, as they have been this year, that will put downward pressure on Henry Hub prices. The net impact of that in terms of lost revenues for upstream US gas producers could be significant."
The Title Transfer Facility, more commonly known as TTF, is a virtual trading point for natural gas in the Netherlands. The Dutch platform is considered Europe's benchmark gas market.
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Trump: Election results may take 'years' with mail-in ballots

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US President Donald Trump
President Trump on Thursday evening broadened his attack on widespread mail-in voting, warning that it could delay the results of the presidential election. "Must know Election results on the night of the Election, not days, months, or even years later!" Trump tweeted.

Hours earlier, Trump suggested that Election Day be delayed from Nov. 3 so people can "securely and safely vote" during the coronavirus pandemic — only to be shot down by Republicans in Congress.

Trump told reporters at an evening press conference:
"Do I want to see a date change? No. But I don't want to see a crooked election. "I don't want to delay. I want to have the election. But I also don't want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing and the election doesn't mean anything.

"Our country will be a laughingstock all over the world because everyone knows it does not work... Stupid people may not know it. And some people don't want to talk about it. But they know."
Trump has for weeks argued that if states mail ballots to all voters, they will be "harvested" by Democrats, despite few prosecutions for voter fraud in recent years. He also says foreign countries may forge ballots.

Comment: Without constituency-voted changes in standard election procedures, the rights, methodology and expectations (for a fair process) of American citizens remain the protocol.

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Democrats apoplectic as Trump floats delaying election over mail-in voting

Stock Down

German economy shrinks at record pace in 'recession of a century'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
The German economy contracted at its steepest rate on record in the second quarter as consumer spending, company investment and exports all collapsed during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, wiping out nearly 10 years of growth.

The Federal Statistics Office said gross domestic output in Europe's largest economy shrank by 10.1% quarter-on-quarter from April to June after a revised 2.0% contraction in the first three months of the year. The plunge was the steepest since the office began collecting quarterly growth data in 1970 and was worse than the 9% contraction predicted by economists in a Reuters poll. Adjusted for inflation, seasonal and calendar effects, it erased almost a decade of growth, the statistics office said.

"Now it's official, it's the recession of a century," said DekaBank economist Andreas Scheuerle. "What has so far been impossible to achieve with stock market crashes or oil price shocks was achieved by a 160 nanometre tiny creature named coronavirus."

In a further sign of economic weakness, annual inflation came to a standstill in July as consumer prices posted their weakest reading in more than four years, separate data from the statistics office showed.

Comment: The whole world is on reset, victims of decisions by 'the few'.

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Iran to pay compensation for downing Ukrainian plane; Kiev to take legal action if Tehran stalls

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The funeral of four Iranian victims of a Ukrainian plane crash in Iran.
Iran has agreed to pay compensation for its accidental shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane, although details of payment amounts have yet to be determined. Kiev said if it feels Tehran is stalling, it may launch legal action.

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down in January by an Iranian air defense unit shortly after departing from Tehran. Marathon talks concerning the incident, held in Kiev this week, were hailed as constructive by both parties.

Tehran agreed to pay compensation for the loss of lives and property, but determining its scope will take time, due to "technical and legal aspects," the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the Iranians had pledged to conduct a "transparent and objective" investigation of the plane's downing and to meet all its obligations under international agreements on aviation safety. Establishing all relevant facts is necessary to determine the size of the compensation package. "The sum cannot be taken out of the blue," the minister said.