08/16/17

Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

After watching this video, I find myself getting angrier and angrier at both the alt-Right and the alt-Left. I never dreamed that this kind of hatred was like this in America. It sickens me. The racism on both sides is just mind-blowing here. This is not going to end well if this is not stopped. And somewhere behind all of this are communists egging people on.

VICE News embedded a reporter with the white supremacists for Unite the Right and what they caught on video is absolutely terrifying. This isn’t a movie… this crap is really happening. I’m just as horrified by the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists here as I am the communists, Black Lives Matter and Antifa. If you watch one video this week, make it this one. It will chill you right to your very core. Now I understand why things spiraled out of control in Charlottesville, Virginia the way they did.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Monday’s episode of HBO’s VICE News Tonight went behind the scenes of this weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, and now, the full, eye-opening 22-minute segment is available to view for free on YouTube.

The episode begins with footage of white supremacists chanting phrases like, “You will not replace us! Jews will not replace us!” and counterprotesters shouting “No Nazis! No KKK! No facist U.S.A.!” It then launches into an interview with “Unite the Right” speaker and white nationalist Christopher Cantwell.

“When Trayvon Martin case happened, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, and all these different things happened — every single case, it’s some little black a—hole behaving like a savage and he gets himself in trouble shockingly enough,” he tells VICE reporter Elle Reeve. “Whatever problems I might have with my fellow white people, they generally are not inclined to such behavior. You gotta take that into consideration when you’re thinking about how to organize your society.”

I have heard there are only a few hundred of these white supremacists out there, but it feels like there are a lot more. I know there are an awful lot of Antifa out there and they are growing. And both of those groups are left in the dust by Black Lives Matter. As you watch this, realize that the left was just as violent as the right here. Both brought weapons and both got their violence on. The media would have you think it’s just the right, but that isn’t true. The communists on the left are as bad or worse in some respects. Hell, they’re all bad.

In the end, it was a radical on the right who took the life of a 32 year-old white woman who was protesting with Black Lives Matter. The deranged psychopath who did that owns it. But all of these people on both sides are responsible to a greater or lesser extent for going there to fight each other. The actions of these people literally make me sick to my stomach. It’s important to watch the video if for nothing else to see how people acted and reacted.

The white supremacists here are nuts. They did not help their cause at all — they empowered the left greatly here. they showed just how racist, violent and hateful they truly are. They should be designated as a terrorist group… just as Antifa and Black Lives Matter should be. I’m just disgusted by all this.

08/16/17

Communists And Black Lives Matter Radicals Demand NY Museum Remove Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | I Have The Truth

Well, that didn’t take long. I predicted when all of this racist crap started that the lefty communists would move quickly from confederate statues onto other targets and here we go. The Lincoln Memorial was defaced yesterday with the ‘F’ word and other graffiti. Then, so-called Social Justice Warriors set their sights on the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Hundreds demanded that a “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt be taken down. I strongly suggest they don’t do that. And the communists and radicals won’t stop there… they have a huge list of targets across the nation, including anything to do with the Founding Fathers.

This smacks of religious fanaticism and extreme hatred and violence. By Christmas… if this continues and I don’t see why it wouldn’t… you won’t recognize this country anymore. Meanwhile, things are boiling over. In Dallas, black patriots are vowing to protect Confederate statues. Texas A&M just announced that it would not let a “White Lives Matter” rally take place on its campus. And white nationalists are gearing up for another huge rally in Kentucky. The powder has been lit and a fractured country is about to explode.

From The Daily Wire:

Social justice warriors are never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.

On Monday, more than 200 SJW zealots held a protest inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to take down the supposedly “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt. The protest’s organizers, NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place, also called for Columbus Day to be renamed Indigenous People’s Day.

“A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” pontificated the group of protesters in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”

Marching around the museum in a fit of self-righteous rage, protesters carried signs that read “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” “DECOLONIZE THIS MUSEUM,” and “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY.”

Left-wing activists moved from exhibit to exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in a trance-like motion burning sage and exuberantly playing Native American music. It was surreal. “The group started with a 10-stop tour of the museum in which they highlighted a variety of exhibits they felt were racist and misrepresentative, which ranged from how the representation of Africans reinforces negative stereotypes to the exoticizing of Islam in the Hall of Islam exhibit,” reports The Guardian. If this isn’t sheer insanity, I don’t know what it is. These are useful idiots carrying out a communist agenda and it is now unfolding for real.

The protesters failed in taking down the statue of Teddy Roosevelt. This time because police officers stood in their way. 25 cops ringed the statue and protected it. Frankly, I expect the shooting of communists to commence at some point here. It’s either that or let them have their way. And as I said before they are far from done. According to tweets sent by Chicago’s chapter of Black Lives Matter, the United States should ban all Confederate symbols. And they surely won’t stop there. By letting communists do this, America has opened the door to violent revolution that will either have to be put down brutally or be succumbed to.

BLM wrote in a series of tweets, “The fact that the Confederate flag & statues permeate the south is evidence that white supremacy was never overthrown in the United States.” Comparing Confederate symbols and monuments to Germany’s ban on all Nazi-related propaganda, the group added, “After WWII, Germany outlawed the Nazis, their symbols, salutes & their flags. All confederate flags & statue, & groups should be illegal. The KKK & all other white supremacist groups should be illegal for the same reason Germany made them illegal—for crimes against humanity,” the group wrote. “The murder of Heather Heyer reveals white supremacists value no life, even white life. We must end white supremacy in the United States.” No, what this is the same as is the Nazis burning books. There are now fascists and communists everywhere you look. Welcome to Weimar America.

08/15/17

Communists And Protesters Topple Confederate Statue In North Carolina And Stomp On It [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | I Have The Truth

Take a look at the picture on this post. Www.workers.org… those are communists. They toppled a Civil War monument last night in Durham, North Carolina and no one stopped them. Then they stomped on it. The left is destroying our history and our culture and the powers that be are allowing it to happen. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing last night. In America, radicals and communists are literally tearing down monuments to our history. It doesn’t matter whether they are good, bad or indifferent. You don’t destroy your history just because you don’t approve of it.

These useful idiots were yelling, “No KKK! No fascists! USA!!” I agree… I don’t want the KKK either. But I also don’t want the communists, Antifa or Black Lives Matter. This happened in front of a local government building. How come the police didn’t step in here? This is the left stepping up their game just as they promised and the white nationalists will do the same. They toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism and instead went with fascism.

From MSN.com:

Protesters toppled a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C. on Monday night.

Video posted to Twitter shows protestors surrounding the statue and chanting “No KKK! No fascists! USA” as several protestors appear to pull down the statue with a rope.

WNCN reports the statue was dedicated in Durham in 1924 and was located in front of a local government building.

The statue represented a soldier who fought in the Civil War and an inscription on the front read “The Confederate States of America.”

One organizer of the protest told WNCN that toppling the statue was in response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend.

“It needs to be removed,” organizer Loan Tran told the news station. “These Confederate statues in Durham, in North Carolina, all across the country.”

The protest follows the “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia this weekend, where white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis gathered to protest the city of Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Radicals in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldier’s Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A mob of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building that now houses local government offices. Seconds after the monument fell, protesters began kicking the crumpled bronze monument and stomping on it.

They are redefining our history. This isn’t the America I grew up in or have loved my whole life. This is something entirely different and it’s evil and dark. This will send shock waves through the nation and it will not end well. When they get done with Civil War monuments, they will turn on our Founding Fathers as well. It’s coming. What was done in Durham was actually against the law there and not the way to handle this. Anger and hatred will follow and a lot of it will not be from white nationalists. Americans won’t stand for communists destroying our heritage.

After the statue fell, several dozen protesters congregated on the street in front of the old courthouse. Some took pictures standing or sitting on the toppled soldier, in front of a pedestal inscribed with the words “In Memory of the Boys Who Wore The Gray.” Police cruisers blocked off the street and officers looked on — some filming. As it got dark, rally participants began to peacefully disperse. This is beyond disgraceful and those police officers should be fired for behaving this way. We can’t allow communists to do this freely… you are supposed to employ the rule of law.

08/15/17

Potentially A Big Data Week

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Equities staged a bifurcated rebound on the perception that tensions are easing with North Korea. Volume was anemic as trading was dominated by technology based momentum programs.

Data released this week will offer some insight into third quarter economic growth. As I wrote yesterday, the St. Louis Fed is projecting a 3.68% 3Q rate. To write the obvious, a lot can happen in the next six weeks and preliminary estimates should always be treated with suspect.

Today retail sales are released as is a housing sentiment indicator. How will such be interpreted?

All will accept the method of retail shopping is changing, albeit perhaps not to the degree many may believe. According to the Commerce Department during the first quarter of 2017, approximately 8% of total retail sales occurred via the Internet. Like many, I thought this amount would be higher.

For what it is worth department, Wal-Mart is 10% of non-automotive retail sales and its Internet sales are included in the 8% figure mentioned above.

Yes, the overall growth rate is hyperbolic as compared to traditional channels, but on-line sales are far from taking over. I was also surprised to learn annual same store sales from “non store retailers” are up only 10% on annual pace according to the Commerce Department. Based upon the popular narrative, I would have thought sale increases would be considerably higher.

Perhaps the greatest impact of on-line sales is the additional venues of selling a product where often times price is only the determinate of a purchasing decision.

Analysts are expecting a 0.3% increase in overall retail sale in July, up 0.4% ex autos.

Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.59%, Paris was up 0.47% and Frankfurt was up 0.27%. China was up 0.43%, Japan was up 1.11% and Hang Sang was down 0.28%.

The Dow should open quiet. The 10-year is off 10/32 to yield 2.25%.

08/15/17

James Alex Fields Jr. has Schizophrenia & Other Revelations

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Chaos in Charlottesville

It has been reported ad nauseum that alleged Charlottesville killer James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is a white supremacist. But high school teacher Derek Weimer revealed among other things, that James Alex Fields Jr., who reportedly slammed his vehicle into a group of protesters at the infamous Unite The Right rally in Virginia over the weekend, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and “had been prescribed an anti-psychotic medication.”

No stranger to violence, the “admirer of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany” also “was arrested and put in juvenile detention after his mother reported in 2011 that he stood behind her wielding a 12-inch knife.”

It is not clear if James Alex Fields Jr. is still medicated.

The mainstream media appears to be dodging James Alex Fields Jr.’s schizophrenia.


“COUNTER-PROTESTERS”

While the mainstream media seemingly collaborated to uniformly describe Antifa, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the International Socialist Organization (ISO), Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Black Lives Matter and others as “counter protestors,” the individuals who came to protest the “Unite The Right” rally are communists and their allies.

C. O. M. M. U. N. I. S. T. S.

Excuse the brevity, but it is way past time that Americans – including conservatives – recognize that communists exist and they have power. This discussion is important – vital, in fact.

The unfortunate victims of James Alex Fields Jr. were communists and their allies. At least the ones that this author has been able to find so far.

By the way, did you know that “clergy” can work with the Antifa?

OTHER REVELATIONS

Let’s agree that Heather Heyer was brutally murdered by a mentally ill white supremacist in what could be described as a domestic terror attack (Is it still a terror attack if the perpetrator was mentally ill?). But what the mainstream media leaves out, and they should NOT leave it out, is that Heather Heyer was likely a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (a.k.a. “Wobbly”)

According to the Urban Dictionary, “Many wobblies subscribe to some form of anarchism.”

The Preamble to the IWW Constitution reads in part,

“Instead of the conservative motto, ‘A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work,’ we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, ‘Abolition of the wage system.’

It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.” (author emphasis)

Heather Heyer was a “strong woman,” a paralegal, “brave,” but she was also a revolutionary.


Other victims include Bill Burke, Athens International Socialist Organization (ISO) member

Bill Burke, Athens ISO member

and two DSA members “Mary” and “Caroline:”

Isn’t it funny that the mainstream media, with all of their resources, is not interested in the fact that James Alex Fields Jr. has schizophrenia or that his victims were communists and their allies? Why do you think that is?

08/14/17

Sergey Shoigu Planned with Maduro to Stop NATO in Latin America

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

And Venezuela needs the money, too bad Maduro capitulated on oil rights for power.

Shoigu’s Successes

Sergey has many successes on his resume, all of which make him a possible candidate for President. Here are some:

– Russia’s military success in Crimea, East Ukraine, Syria, South Ossetia, Chechnya, and down the border of NATO countries, Sergey and Russia were viewed as force well protected that can show effectiveness and efficiency in military actions

– Shoigu was minister in the Ministry of emergency situations for almost 22 years. During that time, he efficiently used the advantages of Russian bureaucracy and legalism to gather power and popularity, all while not making a single enemy

– Sergey showed pragmatic approach in addressing former American defense secretary Chuck Hagel with his personal name, not with his surname, which was practice before

Militarization of Russia

Since 2013, Russia and Moscow were heavily criticized for spending large amounts of money on armed forces. Many Western leaders thought that Putin is the man pulling the strings, and that it was his idea to spend so much money, despite his weak economy that is too much oil-dependent. However, what few people outside of Russia knew until lately is that Sergey Shoigu, the Russian defense minister is the one responsible for the huge expansion. More here.

In April of this year, Maduro’s Defense Minister paid an interesting visit to Moscow. Vladimir Padrino Lopez the Defense Minister, would meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu, at a conference on international defense.

I have come (to Moscow) upon the orders of President Nicolás Maduro,” Padrino said in the video. He added: “I bring a very interesting, a very important point (to the conference), which is NATO’s projection in Latin America, its consequences and risks.”

Beyond the excuse of the conference, why is Maduro’s Defense Minister, the man who “pulls the strings of power behind the scenes” in Venezuela according to García Otero, visiting Moscow precisely when massive citizen protests are posing an existential threat to the Chavista regime? The answer may have to do with what is perhaps the least analyzed aspect of the Venezuelan crisis: the geostrategic implications of a failed state in Venezuela from the point of view of the world’s great powers.

There certainly has been a shift in Washington’s attitude toward the Venezuelan regime since Donald Trump arrived at the White House. As the PanAm Post explained in 2016, the Obama administration carried out a three-pronged strategy in Latin America, its aims being:

  1. Achieving the dangerous pact between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the communist FARC guerrillas.
  2. Renewing diplomatic and commercial relations with the Castros’ Cuba after more than five decades since the Cuban embargo was put in place.
  3. Appeasing the Maduro regime in Venezuela in order to guarantee the success of the Santos-FARC pact while preventing the implosion of the Cuban economy, which depends on Venezuelan oil for its survival (Obama wanted to avoid a Mariel Boatlift-type humanitarian crisis on the coasts of Florida).

Yes, there is some indication that NATO may begin cultivating members nations in Latin America, Putin is on the move using Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. Now you know why Vice President Pence is on a tour in Latin America.

When President Trump mentioned just a few days ago about a military option in Venezuela, he had something in mind due to the above meetings and building Russian influence in the region. Beginning in Columbia, Pence discussions began this way:

Colombia is one of the United States’ closest allies in the Western Hemisphere, yet, as he stood next to Pence, Santos denounced Trump’s threat of military action, and told the visiting vice president that such a possibility “shouldn’t even be considered” and would be “unacceptable.”

“Every country in Latin America would not favor any form of military intervention, and that is why we are saying we are intent on looking into other measures, some of which are already underway and others to be implemented in the future,” Santos said.

The concerns build as Maduro’s Vice President, El Aissami, has deep ties to Hezbollah of Iran and he was responsible for those tens of thousands of passports illegally issued for Syrians. Of course Putin is running Assad of Syria with the aid of Iran. Weapons abound globally. Vladimir Padrino Lopez is the mastermind and driver of the region.

The ideology of Venezuela’s minister of defense, Vladimir Padrino López, is captured in a 2015 photo of him kneeling before Fidel Castro. But he is reputed to be even closer to the Kremlin. This January, Venezuela launched a series of civil-military exercises around the country, dubbed Plan Zamora, under the guidance of advisers from Iran, Russia and Cuba.

Russia supplies arms to Venezuela. In November the Kremlin sent new aviation and air-defense technology to Caracas. Reuters reported in May that Venezuela now has “5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons,” representing “the largest known stockpile in Latin America.” More here from the WSJ.

For a comprehensive timeline and names, go here… excellent work going back to 2015 investigating the Russian, Cuban, Iranian and Venezuelan operation.

08/13/17

Next, Russia to Annex Belarus Under Zapad 2017?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Ships set out from Northern Fleet headquarters in Severomorsk. Photo: mil.ru

Northern Fleet announces big-scale exercise

It will include about 50 vessels and is held as a preparatory phase to the upcoming «Zapad-2017» drills.

The Northern Fleet, the most powerful of Russia’s five fleets, is unfolding a special exercise which includes key parts of fleet capacities.

The drills will be headed directly by Russian Navy Head Commander Vladimir Korolyev and will last «for several days», the Northern Fleet informs.

Included are about 50 ships, submarines and support vessels. Also aircrafts, helicopters from the Air Force and Air Defense will be deployed, a Navy representative says to Interfax.

The drills are held as several of the most powerful Northern Fleet vessels are on their way home after participation in a Navy parade outside St.Petersburg.  Among them are battle cruiser «Pyotr Veliky» and typhoon-class submarine «Dmitry Donskoy».

It is likely that the returning vessels will take part in the exercise.

In the course of the training, antisubmarine and anti-sabotage activities will be conducted along with navigational, hydrographical, anti-mine and search and rescue operations.

According to the Navy representatives, the exercise is held as a preparatory phase to the large-scale joint Russian-Belarus drills «Zapad-2017» scheduled for the period 14-20 September.

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Russia Plans to Annex Belarus in Military Drill, Says Georgia’s Ex-President

Russia’s leadership is angling to annex its closest western neighbor during upcoming military drills, according to the former leader of Georgia. Mikheil Saakashvili made the comments on the anniversary of his own country’s brief conflict with Moscow that resulted in Russian troops cordoning off Georgia’s two northern regions.

Referring to the much anticipated joint Russian-Belarusian drill in the Baltic region, the former president said: “What we are seeing in Belarus, I think that Russia is planning to take and annex Belarus.” Saakashvili, who is a longtime critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, spoke to told Baltic news agency BNS ahead of the drill, called Zapad and scheduled for September.

Lithuania, a NATO ally that borders with Russia, has expressed concern that the drill indicates a wider threat to the alliance, constituting a “simulated” attack. NATO has demanded that Russia allows for more transparency in the drill, nominally set to involve around 12,000 troops. However, Russia has previously sparked much bigger exercises to go in tandem with drills such as Zapad, upping the number of troops from the promised levels.

“During the drill, infrastructure will be brought in,” Saakashvili said. “In that sense the threat [from Russia] has not disappeared rather it only grows. It is just that until now Ukrainians have held it at its own borders [with Russia].”

Saakashvili was president of Georgia until 2013, when he lost the election and left the country for Ukraine. He was made a Ukrainian citizen and appointed as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region in 2015 by Petro Poroshenko after the revolution that brought the pro-Europe, pro-West government to power.

His reputation as a hardline opponent of the Kremlin’s foreign policy and his imposing oratorical style made him popular quickly, and he was tipped to be the country’s next prime minister. But his often combative manner and vows to “clean up” corrupt Ukrainian institutions, put him at odds with established political figures. Ukraine stripped him of his citizenship in 2017 and he became a stateless person. He has dismissed it, and Georgia’s previous decision to strip him of citizenship, as political decisions by governments that have fallen out with him.

Despite enjoying Western support for his hawkish positions on Russia and for his campaigns against corruption, Saakashvili’s leadership of Georgia was not without its critics. The European Union criticized his decision-making during a 2008 political crisis that sparked a five day war with Russia. Under Saakashvili’s command, Georgian forces tried to restore control over two of its regions that have declared independence under Russian military sponsorship.

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed concerns that Zapad is anything but a routine defense drill. “We traditionally carry out these drills with Russia,” he said in July. Although strongly reliant on Russia in most regards, the Belarusian government has shown some signs of disagreement with its bigger partner in what the two countries symbolically call “the Union State.”

Despite a Kremlin push to deploy an airbase in Belarus, Minsk has resisted that initiative. The Union State relationship— a post-Soviet branding of Minsk and Moscow’s close relationship—looked in minor jeopardy earlier this year when Russia responded to Belarus’s looser visa-regime for Westerners by starting border checks between the two countries.

Jamestown has a more detailed summary, in part:

In the exercise scenario used for the Zapad series of exercises, there is undoubtedly a NATO dimension. This stems from Moscow’s response, opposition and complete rejection on political and legal grounds of the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia. The events of 1999 loom large today in Russian strategic thinking and are also reflected in how the General Staff approaches the planning for a Zapad exercise. Consequently, while there is currently a Western preoccupation with the possibility of a Russian offensive operation against the Baltic States, in Moscow’s view the more likely scenario of conflict erupting on Russia’s periphery with NATO stems from an Allied intervention in Belarus. As a result, the Zapad 2017 exercise will place all operational and scenario activities under a defensive guise in response to foreign intervention, demanding a response to protect the Russia-Belarus Union State (Regnum, July 11).

Some Russian commentaries show awareness of the concern expressed by Alliance members about Zapad 2017 and its potentially aggressive rehearsal of operations against its members from Belarusian territory: these suggestions are, of course, the subject of much derision. However, there are indications of some features of the joint exercise that will come into play in September to which NATO must pay additional attention. The first is the extent to which Zapad 2017 will fine-tune joint operations carried out by the elite airborne and special forces units of Belarus and Russia. Such preparation occurred in early April, with these forces rehearsing joint operations in the Vitebsk Region in Belarus over an area of 12,000 square kilometers. The focus was on parachute landings, reconnaissance, and action to fix and locate enemy forces. During these tactical-level exercises, elite troops were also tasked with establishing the best areas to land the “main force” and coordinating air cover for these forces. On April 11–13, a parachute company from the 106th Airborne Division (Tula) relocated to Brest and, in close coordination with Belarusian counterparts as well as interior troops, worked on training tasks to block and defeat four groups of “illegal armed formations,” which had broken into strategically important facilities in the region (Nezavisimaya Voyennoye Obozreniye, June 16).

In a related preparation for Zapad 2017, in May, a one-week tactical exercise involved the electronic warfare (EW) forces of Belarus and Russia, using three training grounds in Brest and Vitebsk Regions. Whereas the elite and special forces tactical exercises had an alleged terrorist dimension, the joint EW exercises were clearly aimed against a conventionally armed opponent. They focused upon joint EW operations against a high-technology opponent operating in a “complex electronic environment.” The development of the joint force capabilities to protect the Union State is seen in Moscow as reflecting developments within modern local wars and armed conflicts. The EW component of Zapad 2017 will thus prove to be an integral part of the rehearsal of joint operations (Nezavisimaya Voyennoye Obozreniye, June 16).

08/13/17

Sen. Rubio Has Been Given Double Protection, DC and Miami

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Diosdado Cabello is a drug dealer and knows about death warrants on adversaries. His former bodyguard arrived in the United States 2 years ago to advise the DEA.

Demanda affirms that Diosdado Cabello received bribes for $ 50 million

Leamsy Salazar arrived in the country on January 26 accompanied by agents belonging to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The US officials had previously convinced the army lieutenant commander and former security chief under late President Hugo Chávez to give evidence before a judge in New York.

Salazar becomes the highest ranking military official to break with Chavismo and come under Washington’s wing, as a witness to a range of charges levelled against senior figures in the Venezuelan government.

Salazar has already testified that Cabello heads up the Soles cartel, a criminal organization that monopolized drug trafficking within the country, according to sources involved in the case.

An post shared on Twitter by Ramón Pérez-Maura, an ABC journalist covering the case, stated that Salazar’s testimony had also linked Cuba with the country’s narcotrafficking trade, “offering protection to certain routes along which drugs were brought to Venezuela from the United States.”

Pérez-Maura‘s colleague in New York Emili J. Blasco added further details that Cabello gave direct orders for the distribution of illicit substances, and that Salazar knew of locations where the accused “keeps mountains of dollar bills.”

Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio, US memo says

One of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a fervent critic of the South American country’s government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month.

Though federal authorities couldn’t be sure at the time if the uncorroborated threat was real, they took it seriously enough that Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami.

Diosdado Cabello, the influential former military chief and lawmaker from the ruling socialist party who has publicly feuded with Rubio, was believed to have issued the order.

At a July 19 Senate hearing, the same day he was first spotted with more security, Rubio repeated his line that Cabello –– who has long been suspected by U.S. authorities of drug trafficking –– is “the Pablo Escobar of Venezuela.” A week ago on Twitter, Cabello called the senator “Narco Rubio.”

The death threat was outlined in a memo to several law enforcement agencies last month by the Department of Homeland Security. The memo, designated “law enforcement sensitive” but not classified, was obtained by the Miami Herald.

The memo revealed an “order to have Senator Rubio assassinated,” though it also warned that “no specific information regarding an assassination plot against Senator Rubio has been garnered thus far” and that the U.S. had not been able to verify the threat. That Cabello has been a Rubio critic in Venezuelan media was also noted, a sign that federal authorities are well aware of the political bluster complicating the situation.

According to the memo, Cabello might have gone as far as to contact “unspecified Mexican nationals” in connection with his plan to harm Rubio.

The U.S. believes that Cabello controls all of Venezuela’s security forces. Rubio has President Donald Trump’s ear on U.S. policy toward Venezuela.

The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington declined to comment. Venezuela’s Ministry of Communication and Information said Sunday that it could not respond to media queries until Monday. Messages sent to some of Cabello’s email addresses were not returned.

Rubio declined comment through a spokeswoman. His office previously sent questions about the security detail to Capitol Police, which did not respond Saturday but has in the past also declined comment.

Capitol Police are “responsible for the security of members of Congress,” Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said in a statement. “It would be inappropriate for DHS to comment on the seriousness of the threat.”

Lawmakers have been on heightened alert since a June 14 shooting in Virginia targeted Republican members of Congress practicing baseball. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Calif., was critically injured. He was protected by Capitol Police officers, who killed the shooter, only because he is a member of congressional leadership.

Capitol reporters first noticed police officers trailing Rubio almost a month ago. When he was interviewed last week by a Miami television station, Rubio’s security included at least one Miami-Dade County Police officer.

Rubio has led the push for a robust U.S. response against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government before and after a disputed July 30 vote that elected a new legislative body whose powers supersede all other government branches, including the opposition-held parliament. Rubio has publicly warned Maduro to beware of people in his inner circle who might be looking to betray him.

The White House was succeeding in creating a regional coalition to pressure Maduro until Trump said Friday that a “military option” in Venezuela remained possible, despite little to no support in the U.S., Venezuela or Latin America for such intervention.

“We’re not surprised by threats from the empire, from its chief Trump,” Cabello wrote Saturday on Twitter. “In the face of such deranged imperial threats, each person should man their trench. Mine will be next to the people defending the fatherland!”

For years, U.S. authorities have investigated Cabello and other high-ranking Venezuelan government members for suspected drug smuggling, an allegation Cabello has denied. Earlier this year, the U.S. accused Vice President Tareck El Aissami of being a drug kingpin and later revealed that he had at least $500 million in illicit funds overseas.

Cabello is a former army lieutenant who was close to the late President Hugo Chavez and fought alongside him in a failed 1992 coup. A former vice president and head of parliament, Cabello is now a delegate to the new constituent assembly. He continues to exert great influence over the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

Cabello is not, however, among the 30 Venezuelan officials –– including Maduro himself –– whom the Trump administration has recently placed under financial sanctions for undermining democracy, engaging in corruption and repressing dissent.

Miami Herald staff writers Charles Rabin and Jay Weaver contributed to this report, and correspondent Jim Wyss contributed from Bogota. McClatchy correspondents William Douglas and Franco Ordonez contributed from Washington.

08/13/17

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD.

By: Ian McMurtrie

Re: Charlottesville, VA.

Neo-Nazis/Skinheads/etc are a bunch of Socialist ass-monkeys who should have the common decency to go suck-start a shotgun somewhere private, rather than blame their shortcomings on others.

Anti-Fa/BLM/etc are a bunch of Fascist/Communist ass-monkeys who have been rampaging like a pack of violent honyocks since *at least* Inauguration Day, if not earlier; and ditto on the shotgun-starting.

Both “sides” showed up looking for a fight and found one.

I feel for the average person caught up in this epic swarm of dick-dancing, and I hope there is no collateral damage on those who just want to live peacefully in their homes.

Given my druthers, I’d recommend that the local po-po grab up their riot batons, wade into the protest, and attempt manfully to beat the stupid out of every protestor they can reach until the survivors figure out that this sort of bushwa is BLOODY UNACCEPTABLE.

And, no, there are no “counter-protestors”. Every stinking person out there — Neo-Nazi, Neo-Confederate, Anti-Fa, Black Lives Matter, Communist Party — is a protestor, and every one needs to be beaten unconscious with a rubber hose or stick, dragged to the city limits, and dumped along side the road for the trash they are.

And that will be the last said on this matter.

For those of you who have decided to demand something of me via PM, email, or blog: The above is all you get. If the above is not suitable —

08/11/17

The New York Channel to North Korea is in Play

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

His name is Joseph Yun, a U.S. diplomat at the United Nations, one that the North Korean regime has reached out to more than once. Most recently it was over the return of Otto Warmbier and his release.

Under the Obama administration, all talks were terminated during the time Sweden was the communications envoy of record. With the transfer of power and government to Donald Trump, Pyongyang opened up the back channel via the United Nations to Joseph Yun, who has long diplomatic experience in the region.

While preparations are in place according to President Trump should Kim launch his 4 missiles toward Guam, Pentagon Chief Mattis declares the United States and allies are ready. That still leaves North Korea with nuclear weapons, a condition every expert is omitting in talking points. Secretary of State Tillerson says his work is to get North Korea to stop with the missile program and that will not likely occur as it is a proxy operation of Iran.

The Kim regime is keeping his estimated 60 nuclear weapons for a bargaining tool and global legitimacy. That is the real problem. Many experts declare that North Korea always backs down in the end when they get food or sanctions relief, but we are dealing with a new Kim that is far more unpredictable than his father.

So, what can the U.S. and allies do going forward? Shall we continue to rely on China? They are anything but a friend or a cooperative partner stating in local Chinese news that China will remain neutral should Kim strike first. Further, China declared that if the United States went to a preemptive posture, China would stop us.

China has total ownership and power in the region and certainly when it comes to navigation, so any U.S. naval activity angers them.

The United States has other options and tools, where not one, but a combination of all, may also be deployed. That includes forcing a regime change, not always the best solution. Then there is the special forces deployment to covertly enter North Korea and work on a detonation of key command and control sites. Special operations has trained for this kind of operation for more than 20 years.

There is a cyber option, a tool that several experts declare has already been used so that Kim’s missiles miss targets or fail on re-entry.

Dealing with China to control North Korea is a fool’s errand as Russia and Iran are part of the total equation. There could still be wider consequences when the United States and allies prevail over North Korea on the missile side, again the nuclear inventory remains and is traded to other rogue nations such as Iran or Syria.

There are other allies included in the variables regarding North Korea. They include Australia, Japan and Britain, where Canada, Germany and France remain silent. Japan has just deployed a missile defense system in a defensive mode.

The media continues to declare that any military conflict will lead to millions dying. That is only true if North Korea is successful on a land based conflict hitting Seoul. The U.S. uses only precision guided munitions where collateral damage would not affect other regions of North Korea, hence millions would not escape across the Yalu river into China. China has a standing army at that border preventing such an event.

China and North Korea want the peninsula to be unified and under Chinese control which is much the case concerning the waterways in dispute along with the contested islands. China fears that the United States is working to unify the peninsula under S. Korean control, which has not been an objective.

In summary, while fear for days has been the media headlines, it cannot be fully dismissed that a near term conflict will likely be resolved, leaving North Korea with a viable nuclear weapons and missile program. The coordination between Iran and North Korea will continue in that same realm and Trump is left with the same festering issue of previous presidents.

Will there be a Chinese naval blockade if the United State and allies go for a preemptive strike? Perhaps that New York Channel to Pyongyang has the burden of finding out. Has someone sent an envoy to Tehran yet with these discussions? Nah… Russia meanwhile is keeping a keen eye on all of it.