11/1/20

Joe Biden’s Hand in Corruption, Subversion and Crime in Guatemala

By: James Simpson | American Thinker

In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). CICIG was established in Guatemala in 2006 under the pretext of prosecuting “crimes committed by members of illegal security forces and clandestine security structures,” during Guatemala’s long civil war. Instead, CICIG — an international body unaccountable to Guatemalan law, worked with Guatemala’s Justice Ministry to arrest and jail the left’s opponents. Many remain illegally detained to this day without trial. Two prominent doctors and a Guatemalan congressman died in jail. All suffered ill health, did not receive proper treatment, and were detained much longer than legally allowed. None got a trial. All were absolved following their deaths.

Biden met with then-Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, who did not want to renew CICIG’s charter. The Obama administration had promised a $1 billion aid package to Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador), but Biden made the aid and upcoming trade agreements contingent upon renewing CICIG’s contract. First cajoling then threatening, Biden finally announced, “The CICIG is staying, period.” Biden used this same tactic in Ukraine, where he bragged about threatening to withhold loan guarantees until the Ukrainian government fired the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden. Biden also sought Pérez’s help in extending CICIG’s rule to El Salvador and Honduras.

Pérez reluctantly agreed to renew CICIG’s charter. He was then pressured to resign under accusations of corruption and stripped by the Guatemalan Congress of legal immunity. The day after he resigned he was arrested and thrown in jail. He has remained there ever since, without trial. In a Daily Caller interview from jail, Pérez called these efforts, “a coup without bullets.”

Pérez said that, “CICIG amounts to a new form of U.S. interference in Guatemala’s affairs and that his country has surrendered its sovereignty over its justice system by allowing the unit to operate.”

CICIG’s litany of abuses includes arbitrary arrest, detention, and interrogation without charges or trial, fabricated evidence, illegal break-ins and denial of due process, pretrial detention for years longer than allowed by Guatemalan law, and many other cases of abuse. Some of the charges it has brought are valid, given endemic corruption in Guatemala. But CICIG’s goal was not to stem corruption, rather use it as a pretext to dispatch the left’s enemies and install vastly more corrupt individuals who will advance the Communist cause in Guatemala.

CICIG’s leader from 2013 forward was Ivan Velásquez Gómez, a former judge from Colombia with close ties to the Colombian narco-terrorist group, FARC. Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has said that as a judge, Velásquez battled to absolve the Colombian narcoterrorists of their decades of crime and terrorist atrocities.

In addition to Velásquez, another key player has been Claudia Paz y Paz, chosen to be Guatemala’s Attorney General in 2010 under pressure from CICIG and Obama’s Ambassador to Guatemala, Stephen McFarland. Paz y Paz is a communist guerrilla sympathizer. Her father was a member of the Castro-supported Rebel Armed Forces (FAR) that assassinated U.S. Ambassador John Gordon Mein in 1968 and Germany’s ambassador to Guatemala, Karl von Spreti, two years later.

Paz y Paz oversaw numerous extra-judicial arrests and confinement of political opponents. She was accused of giving illegal orders to judges and her own prosecutors and shielding from legal action bands of armed leftist militias who roam rural areas terrorizing the indigenous peoples. The militias are remnants from Guatemala’s civil war, in truth a Castro-supported communist insurgency (1960-1996).

She particularly targeted the military, which defeated the communist insurgency with help from the rural population. Military men have received multiple life sentences for “crimes against humanity” while judges disbar evidence proving their innocence and guilt of the guerrillas.

In 2012, a young prosecutor named Gilda Aguilar attempted to arrest members of one of these militias. Paz y Paz dropped the charges, calling the militia a “human-rights group.” She threw Aguilar off the case and launched an investigation of her. Three weeks later Aguilar narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the same group. Instead of investigating, the prosecutor asked the court to dismiss the case — as though it had never happened. Aguilar quit and brought dereliction of duty charges against Paz y Paz.

The Obama administration pressured President Pérez to assure Paz y Paz’s reappointment when her term was up in 2014, knowing full well the allegations against her. They similarly supported the appointment and advancement of many other radicals, and the State Department continues to do so.

The indigenous populations of Guatemala have faced the brunt of the communist offensive in Guatemala since the beginning of the civil war. With the Obama administration’s full knowledge, armed leftist militias, Paz y Paz’s “human rights groups” control rural areas, sabotage or block desperately needed economic development, and engage in terrorism and crime. The 20-minute video embedded below shares moving testimony from people terrorized by these groups:

The militias’ spread was enthusiastically supported by the Obama administration. Their activities dramatically increased with the administration’s promotion of leftists like Judge Gloria Porras and Attorney General Paz y Paz to influential positions in Guatemala’s legal system. The increase in crime over this period is shown in the colored areas of the map below. They are referred to charitably as “Social Conflict Zones.”

The Obama administration responded with the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program in 2012. This caused a massive exodus of minors from Northern Triangle nations illegally entering the U.S.  In 2011, the Border Patrol apprehended only 4,321 minors. That number increased to 68,541 in 2014. Most came from Guatemala. The migrant caravans that have since swamped our borders were instigated by Central American leftists with assistance from tax-exempt and taxpayer-funded, open-borders groups in America. This entire effort was a premeditated campaign by the Obama administration.

More Biden pay to play?

Former President Pérez claimed in a Mexican Newsweek article that Biden pressured him to support a Guatemalan contract with the pharmaceutical firm Baxter International. He said, “We had pressure from Vice President Biden, not only when he came to Guatemala, but when I visited Washington, to grant a contract to Baxter…” Pérez asserted that:

Biden is a partner of Baxter Pharmaceuticals and [he] mentioned that even the U.S. Embassy in the country requested the meeting with his private secretary and his general secretary so they could influence Baxter to win the bid. “They were accompanied by embassy staff, Baxter representatives, to ask us and tell us that Baxter had that contract and that Baxter should win it back,” he said.

Pérez’s claims were repeated by Julia Amparo Lotán Garzona, the former labor sector representative of the Executive Board of the Guatemalan Institute for Social Security. In testimony before the Guatemalan Truth Commission investigating CICIG, she said:

What we can confirm is that not only this closeness between Baxter and Biden, but we can also confirm that the embassy asked for the meeting with the secretary, but that Otto Pérez Molina, my private secretary, and the secretary-general were able to influence Baxter to win the bid. “Isn’t that influence peddling? – Otto Pérez Molina pointed out, it is influence peddling….  (Translated with DeepL Translator)

According to Truth Commission testimony, CICIG jailed employees of Guatemala’s social security system, including Garzona, a nurse and union representative, without trial, on the pretext that all took bribes to replace a contract for Baxter medical equipment with equipment made in Mexico. This action was widely viewed as yet another abuse of power by CICIG and included some people close to President  Pérez. Was it coincidental that this occurred at the same time Biden was lobbying  Pérez to extend CICIG’s contract, while also lobbying him on behalf of Baxter?  Pérez ultimately agreed to both.

We have been unable to confirm a Biden financial interest in Baxter, but in his book, Promise Me, Dad, Biden stated: “The President asked me to take over the job of repairing our wobbly relations across the entirety of the Americas — the Northern Triangle, Brazil, the Caribbean, everything.”[1]

According to Peter Schweizer’s new book Profiles in Corruption, Joe Biden met with the President of Costa Rica in 2009 and a few months later news broke of a “new multilateral partnership, ‘to reform real estate in Latin America.'” Biden’s brother, Frank, envisioned a huge development project with “thousands of homes, a world-class golf course, casinos, and an anti-aging center,” in the Costa Rican jungle.[2]

To support the project’s energy needs, the Costa Rica National Power and Light Company would build the Guanacaste Solar Park, the largest solar farm in the nation — with Frank’s company Sun Fund Americas as a partner, even though Frank had no experience in the energy field.[3] The U.S. government provided a $6.5 million loan for the project and $47.5 for another Sun Fund solar project in Jamaica.[4]

Given the Biden family’s other pay-to-play schemes in Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and who knows where else, it would seem reasonable that Biden might expect something in return for pushing Baxter. In fact, with Biden, it would be surprising if there were not some quid pro quo.

Guatemala is now on the cusp of becoming a communist state thanks to Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and their minions. This has also been in the works for decades in America but has come out of the closet since President Trump’s election.

If Joe Biden is elected president, this agenda will be turbocharged. Biden’s “Build Back Better” slogan comes directly from the U.N. — which not coincidentally calls for socialist redistribution in Latin America — and the World Economic Forum, which envisions using the Chinese communist COVID-19 “pandemic” to “reinvent capitalism.” Biden will impose smothering taxes and regulations, fling open the doors to Red China and other enemy nations, and open the border to an unprecedented flow of migrants from Central America and nations from across the globe. Amnesty for illegals will create the “permanent Progressive majority” Democrats seek. Joe Biden will line his pockets without restraint and we will lose our country. Forever. This is the most important election in our nation’s history.

Vote.

James Simpson is an economist, businessman, and investigative journalist. His latest book is The Red Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World. Follow Jim on Twitter & Facebook.

[1] As quoted in Peter Schweizer, Profiles in CorruptionAbuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, New York: Harper Collins, 2020, p. 81.

[2] Ibid, p. 80.

[3] Ibid, pp. 80-81.

[4] Ibid, pp. 82-83.

05/2/20

China’s Secret Speech: Pandemic Plan to Murder 200 Million Americans

Jim Simpson for Congress

In light of the coronavirus crisis, author, columnist, and national security expert J.R. Nyquist recently republished a secret speech given by Chinese general Chi Haotian somewhere around 2002 — the exact date isn’t known — to senior members of the Chinese Communist Party. In the speech, Chi describes how China’s population growth cannot be contained within the borders of China. This, and nationalistic themes eerily reminiscent of Hitler, is used to justify China’s intended takeover of America, where Americans will be given a choice: leave or die.

I suggest you read the entire speech. Then read it again. The current SARS virus, COVID-19, was a bioweapon, manufactured in Wuhan’s Biosafety Level 4 laboratory. Recall that the original SARS epidemic also came from China. This is not a coincidence.

In a January Netflix documentary titled “Pandemic,” Dr. Dennis Carroll, director of the Emerging Threats Unit at the US Agency for International Development, warned: “While we can’t predict where the next influenza pandemic is going to come from, there are certain places that need particular attention – and China is one of those. It’s the place where we have seen the emergence of virtually all of the deadly influenza viruses over the last half-century.”

While Dr. Carroll did not mention bioweapons explicitly, why else should he be so worried about China specifically? What follows suggests the answer. I have chosen a few choice excerpts from the speech itself, which detail both the Chinese plans and their justifications.

What you should understand is that none of this is in the least surprising to anyone familiar with Communist strategies and tactics. Communism is the greatest evil ever unleashed on mankind. We have been anesthetized to that fact by endless propaganda, lies and sheer ignorance promulgated in Western media, Hollywood, our educational institutions, and culture. This has been aided and abetted by the human mind’s unwillingness to believe that anyone (except maybe Hitler), could be so systematically evil, helped with a large dose of political and economic self-interest enjoyed by those who have chosen to interact and trade with the Chinese.

Haotian starts by optimistically reporting an online survey of young Chinese they had conducted. The survey revealed that over 80 percent would willingly “shoot at women, children, and prisoners of war,” thus removing the worry that the up-and-coming generation might not have the stomach for mass murder. He explains that their rationale for conducting the survey was to discover, “If China’s global development will necessitate massive deaths in enemy countries, will our people endorse that scenario? Will they be for or against it?”

Excerpt 1. Discusses the problem of targeting America, or any nation, for colonization by masses of the Chinese population:

To resolve the issue of America we must be able to transcend conventions and restrictions. In history, when a country defeated another country or occupied another country, it could not kill all the people in the conquered land because back then you could not kill people effectively with sabers or long spears, or even with rifles or machine guns. Therefore, it was impossible to gain a stretch of land without keeping the people on that land. However, if we conquered America in this fashion, we would not be able to make many people migrate there.

Excerpt 2. Discusses the means by which America can be safely depopulated, “cleaned up,” to make room for the Chinese:

Conventional weapons such as fighters, canons, missiles, and battleships won’t do; neither will highly destructive weapons such as nuclear weapons. We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons… Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio-weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of “cleaning up” America all of a sudden… Biological weapons are unprecedented in their ruthlessness, but if the Americans do not die then the Chinese have to die.

These are not idle plans. Remember, Haotian is making recommendations to the top officials of the Chinese Communist Party.

COVID-19, Image by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID), Rocky Mountains Laboratories (RML), via ScienceAlert.com [GB]

Excerpt 3. Describes how they must prepare if they are to be successful in the planned use of bioweapons in an offensive attack:

We must prepare ourselves for two scenarios. If our biological weapons succeed in the surprise attack, the Chinese people will be able to keep their losses at a minimum in the fight against the United States. If, however, the attack fails and triggers a nuclear retaliation from the United States, China would perhaps suffer a catastrophe in which more than half of its population would perish. That is why we need to be ready with air defense systems for our big and medium-sized cities…

It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century in which the CCP leads the world… (Emphasis added.)

Gen. Haotian concludes:

[A]s long as we resolve the United States problem at one blow, our domestic problems will all be readily solved. Therefore, our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan but in fact, is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.

Marxism pointed out that violence is the midwife for the birth of China’s century. As war approaches, I am full of hope for our next generation.

Some believe the COVID-19 outbreak was deliberate. While they shut down travel within China, the Communists allowed air travel to continue, thereby deliberately contaminating the world with the virus, killing over 200,000 to date, and shattering the world economy.

A lot could be said for this theory. It may have been a distraction to take the world’s eyes off Hong Kong, where the Communists are now suppressing the pro-freedom protesters and completing their takeover. Also, President Trump is the first-ever president to actually stand up to the Communist Chinese. What better way to derail his efforts and poison his reelection prospects than by inflicting this national emergency?

It may have been so. I continue to believe this was an erroneously leaked bioweapon. First, we learned of the leak from a brave Chinese researcher who later died of COVID-19. Then the Chinese Communists moved into CYA overdrive, shutting everything down and pointing fingers at the U.S. — classic Communist face-saving actions. A deliberate release would have been better hidden and the virus would have been more virulent, as this secret plan makes clear will be their intention.

Either way, Communist China is working on bioweapons and the secret speech makes clear that they do intend to use them against us at some point in a massive surprise attack. So this pandemic may actually be our savior, in that it has alerted us to all the issues we have with China, many of which we were unaware, and now, hopefully, the widespread dissemination of this speech, will underscore just how dangerous this regime is to the United States and the world.


Currently running for Congress (R) in Maryland’s CD-2, James M. Simpson is an economist, author, and investigative journalist. His latest book is “The Red Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.” Follow Jim on Twitter and Facebook.

Hat Tip: Gulag Bound

04/22/20

We Have a Safe Way to Restart the Economy NOW

By: Jim Simpson

An exciting new tool has been created to assist decision-makers in the effort to restart the economy in stages, quickly and safely, right down to the county level. It provides a myriad of information regarding the economic, social, and health impacts of the virus itself but more importantly, those same impacts accruing from the shutdown itself. Currently available for California, Idaho, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, this tool needs to be developed for every state and expeditiously incorporated.

I learned about this tool watching Kevin Freeman’s War Room presentation, 7 Steps to Restart the Economy. In the second half of the show, he had Benjamin Nieuwsma of Navigo, Inc. on the show to explain how the tool Navigo has created works. It is called RestartNOW and analyzes the risk factors to the economy from COVID-19 down to the county level. When you know the risk factors, you can assess the risks of opening and spreading the virus versus the heavy cost of remaining shut down. It turns out that the vast majority of counties all over the U.S. are at low risk for opening but have faced the greatest economic damages in the shutdown.

At my request, the company has created a tool specifically for Maryland. Maryland’s low and medium-risk counties represent over 80% of the state in number and are the counties losing the majority of the almost $16 billion dollars lost in the shutdown to-date. These counties comprise many farmers and small entrepreneurs. They should not be going out of business because the other 17% of the state has a high-risk profile.

Will opening up low-risk counties spur more COVID-19 cases? Perhaps, but growing evidence suggests the real threat has been dramatically overstated. And how many will be lost if the shutdown continues? What about all those denied “non-emergency” medical services during the shutdown? How many will be lost from increased suicides and crime, already on the rise as a result of the shutdown?

The financial contagion is spreading fast. Forbes just reported that less than half of Los Angeles County remains employed. Suicides are spiking in many places. Knox County, Tennessee, recently reported 8 suicides within 48 hours — 10 percent of all suicides in 2019. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs stated, “We have to determine how we can respond to COVID-19 in a way that keeps our economy intact, keeps people employed and empowers them with a feeling of hope and optimism – not desperation and despair.”

RestartNOW! calculates the elevated suicide risk and other factors that are often not considered in the decisions to shut down the economy — right down to the county level. In the meantime, the wisdom of a continued shutdown is increasingly being called into question as more and more tests are conducted.

A recent survey from Stanford University, for example, found that the infection rate in Santa Clara County, California, could be as much as 50-85 times larger than the measured rate. If true, that would bring the U.S. COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) into line with a typical influenza season (0.1%), as opposed to the current rate which exceeds 5 out of every 100 of those diagnosed with the illness.

Chicago’s Roseland Community Hospital conducts 400-600 tests per day and has found that between 30 and 50 percent tested positive, but most had gotten over it. These people can go back to work. In Bonn, Germany, a study of 1,000 people found that 15 percent were infected, suggesting a CFR of 0.37 percent, less than one-fifth of Germany’s current estimated rate. A smaller test conducted in Sweden found that 11 percent of those tested were positive.

Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel of Tel Aviv University has studied infection rates in the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Spain. He found that regardless of whether a nation chose the shutdown model or remained open, infection rates remained essentially the same – with cases peaking in about six weeks then declining thereafter. This seems to be what is happening in the U.S.

The model provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) was clearly flawed. The administration’s current projection of 60,000 is probably a pretty good estimate — but vastly lower than the IMHE model’s predictions on which the shutdown rationale was based. The engine of our economy is small business. Business owners who believe in the American dream, are having that dream shattered by these extended shutdowns. The Federal Reserve is spending a million dollars a minute from our children’s’ future to prop up business revenue. This has to stop. If it does not, the cure will be more devastating than the disease.

Whole industries are threatened. For example, the very survival of the brewpub and bar industry is in question. The Brewers Association for small craft breweries predicts a majority of brewers will fail if things don’t change soon. But the entire economy is at risk. We are losing jobs to the tune of nearly 1 million every day. Over the past month, more than 22 million people filed claims for unemployment.

This creates an immense human toll, that none of the citizens of this great nation ever voted for. The unprecedented economic revitalization during the first three years of the Trump administration is seriously threatened. The U.S. economy will struggle to recover for months or even years. Unemployment causes stress, health issues, and suicides. The shutdown has ended most non-emergency doctor visits and elected surgery. How many will die because their “elected” heart bypass surgery was postponed? People need to work, to exercise, to be outside of their homes, both for mental and physical health.

The shutdowns were initiated hastily without a serious cost-benefit analysis for businesses and citizens. The shutdowns must be lifted as quickly as possible, and can be accomplished using the data RestartNOW has built, opening first the low and almost no-risk counties (low population densities, low preconditions, healthy lifestyles) without complicated phase-in processes. Low-risk counties are in every state and have been harmed by the statewide mandates disproportionately because they usually have the weakest economies.

After the low-risk successes, we must proceed to the medium and higher risk counties, getting everything reopened as soon as possible while we carefully protect those who are at high risk. The data available in the tool provided by RestartNOW, combined with balanced freedom policies will open a lot of the riskier counties, without putting the truly at risk in additional harm’s way.

We are a nation founded on individual rights — but those rights carry responsibilities with them. Most of us are now fully cognizant of risks and will take prudent measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones without the heavy hand of government arbitrarily dictating what we can and cannot do. Let’s be careful but let’s get to work. We now have a tool to help us do it safely.

10/4/19

Time to Set the Record Straight on Slavery

By: James Simpson | American Thinker

Antifa is the most public, in-your-face element of the communist Left’s decades-long effort to vilify America as a bastion of racism and “white supremacy.”  Normal people know that this characterization of the United States is simply not true.  We have been world leaders in promoting racial harmony and reconciliation and have bent over backwards to aid in the advancement of minorities.  Today, for example, blacks, Hispanics, and women have the lowest unemployment rates in U.S. history.  Furthermore, certain minority groups are eligible for racial preferences and set-asides unavailable to whites and even those minorities — for example, Asians — who excel.

The poorest people in America are better off than people in most other nations.  A recent study found that when you include the myriad welfare programs available to Americans, the bottom 20 percent of income-earners in the U.S. are better off materially than everyone in most of the nations of Europe.  Another study found that the bottom 10 percent in the U.S. do better than the top 10 percent in Russia and that our nation’s poor do better than virtually everyone in India and better than 85 percent of those living in China.

The Left media ignore all this.  They would have you believe we are constantly on the cusp of reverting to the days of Jim Crow.  Slavery in America ended with the Civil War, which cost more American lives than any other war in U.S. history.  With the complete dismantling of postwar discriminatory practices by 1964, and continual efforts to boost the affluence of minorities, talk of slavery and reparations should be a thing of the distant past, but a race-hustling industry has kept it alive by misinforming successive generations of students and indoctrinating minorities to hate everything American, while (mostly white) leftists constantly agitate to sow and inflame racial division.

A look into the past is instructive.  According to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, 12.5 million African slaves were shipped to the New World between 1525 and 1866, and 10.7 million (about 86 percent) survived the trip.  Of these, only 450,000 (about 4 percent of the total) were sent to America.  The rest were shipped to South America and the Caribbean.  Brazil alone received 4.9 million.  Why are there no calls for reparations in Brazil?  And the black slave trade to the West pales in comparison to the white and black slave trade conducted by Muslim nations of Africa and the Middle East in its barbarity and numbers.

The much larger and infinitely more barbaric Muslim slave trade began in about 711, capturing both whites and blacks in numbers much higher than those taken by the West, and Muslim slave-traders provided over 80 percent of those black slaves sold to the West.  Of the slaves captured by Muslims for their own use, 80 to 90 percent died on the way to market.  Of those shipped to North Africa for sale to Western slavers, about 30–50 percent died en route.  Males slated for Muslim markets were castrated.  Only 25 percent survived the operation.  Their descendants in those nations are much smaller in number because most male African slaves were used as eunuchs and worked to death.  Estimates of total black enslavement in Muslim nations range from 11 million to 32 million.  Given the high mortality rate of capture and transport, the impact on black African tribes must have been genocidal.

The Muslim Ottomans, the Barbary pirates, Crimean Tatars, and Turks enslaved European, Russian, Mediterranean, and Caucasus whites between the 15th and 19th centuries.  According to The Islamic Trade in European Slaves by Emmet Scott, the most conservative estimate is 15 million white slaves.  Women and boys were preferred.  Most of the women were sold into sex slavery, while boys were castrated and used as eunuchs.  Crimean Tatars, who enslaved about 3 million, gave older men of little value to Tatar youths, who killed them for sport.

Why do we not hear a peep from any of these self-righteous social justice warriors about this travesty?  Where is talk of reparations for whites or the many blacks enslaved by Muslim nations?

Slavery has been with man in one form or another since the dawn of time.  It took Western nations to bring it to an end.  Contrary to what the Left will tell you, this goal was enshrined in our nation’s founding documents.  This was the consequence of our great Judeo-Christian heritage, which also gave rise to our unprecedented affluence and stability.

Scott writes:

The great humanitarian impulse to end slavery, from the late eighteenth century onwards, came entirely from the Christian West, and by the mid-nineteenth century it was stamped out completely in most Christian lands.

In the Middle East, it was officially ended only due to pressure from the West:

That slavery no longer exists (officially at least) in the majority of Muslim territories is due entirely to the efforts of Westerners, and in fact Muslim societies vigorously resisted all attempts by Europeans to stamp out the slave trade in Africa during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.  It was not in until the second half of the twentieth century that slavery was finally abolished in the Gulf States and the Arabian Peninsula — after intense Western pressure.  Is it not about time that some of this information got through to students in our schools and colleges?

But slavery has not been abolished.  Mauritania, the last nation to publicly condone slavery, officially outlawed it finally in 2007.  However, the truth is that slavery in Mauritania is alive and well, with as much as 10–20 percent of the population (340,000 to 680,000) in bondage.  Algeria (106,000), Sudan (35,000 or more), Libya (48,000), and certain other nations still practice slavery.

Famous black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan excoriates America for our history of slavery, but despite repeated calls to take action against Muslim nations that continue to enslave both black and white, Farrakhan has remained totally silent, as have Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — despite Sharpton witnessing slavery in Sudan firsthand.  Former President Obama, seen in a recently discovered 2005 photo with Louis Farrakhan, hasn’t made a peep.  Why not?

Where are the complaints over Middle East and African slave trading that continued legally until 2007, and still continues illegally in that part of the world?  Where are the hooded Antifa goons, smashing windows and heads and firebombing autos and buildings in protest of “Islamic supremacy” and “Muslim nationalism”?

Just as the Left demands that America pony up trillions of dollars for the bogus “global warming” agenda, while it ignores the much larger pollution quotient produced by China and Russia, it now demands trillions in “reparations” for slavery from the nation that imported the fewest slaves of any and, along with other Western nations, brought about, for the first time in world history, a complete end to legal slavery throughout the world.  It’s time to set the record straight and end the Left’s constant agitation and provocation that deliberately, and fraudulently, fan the flames of division in our great nation.

10/4/19

Russia Collusion 2.0

By: James Simpson | CDJ News

The most ironic aspect of this entire Trump-Russia collusion charade is that Hillary Clinton and the DNC colluded with Russians to essentially manufacture the entire thing. Now, following President Trump’s congratulatory call to newly-elected (May 20, 2019) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Democrats have once again resurrected a phony Trump-Russia collusion campaign, only this time, it’s Trump-Ukraine. However, the ones who colluded with Ukraine were the Democrats, and this fact is well-established.

Since Donald Trump’s election we have witnessed, over and over again, Democrats accusing the President of doing exactly what they have been doing and are still doing. This is an eye-popping case in point. Without the wholesale complicity of the national news media, they couldn’t pull this off for more than a day. However, by refusing to publish, or even examine the clear evidence, the media is treating the American public to an entirely contrived, fraudulent effort to once again drag the President through the mud to cripple him in advance of the 2020 election.

We all could avoid another torturous, drawn out, phony investigation if only the media would do its job. A few years ago, one outlet did. I’m sure they are regretting it today.

According to a a very revealing January 2017 article in the left-wing journal Politico, Democrats engaged in a wholesale effort to dig up dirt on candidate Trump using Ukrainian sources. DNC operative, former Clinton staffer and Hillary supporter, Alexandra Chalupa, had begun investigating Paul Manafort in 2014. Chalupa admits that “when Trump’s unlikely presidential campaign began surging in late 2015, she began focusing more on the research, and expanded it to include Trump’s ties to Russia, as well.” Chalupa claimed the Ukrainian embassy “worked directly with reporters” in an effort coordinated with the DNC and other political allies against Trump.

Chalupa worked with Oksana Shulyar, a top aide to Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly. Shulyar denied they worked on anything related to Trump, however,  according to Politico, “Andrii Telizhenko, who worked as a political officer in the Ukrainian Embassy under Shulyar, said she instructed him to help Chalupa research connections between Trump, Manafort and Russia. ‘Oksana said that if I had any information, or knew other people who did, then I should contact Chalupa,’  recalled Telizhenko, who is now a political consultant in Kiev.  ‘They were coordinating an investigation with the Hillary team on Paul Manafort with Alexandra Chalupa,’ he said, adding ‘Oksana was keeping it all quiet,’ but ‘the embassy worked very closely with’ Chalupa.”

Here’s a timeline of events:

  • April 6. Chalupa meets with staff of Mary Kaptur (D-Ohio), co-chair of Congressional Ukrainian Caucus. Later, Kaptur’s office announces she intends to propose creating an independent commission to investigate “possible outside interference in our elections.”
  • April 12. Ukrainian Parliamentarian Olga Bielkova meets with David Kramer, adviser to Sen. John McCain. Sought meetings with many other Congress members and reporters.
  • April 28. Chalupa discusses research about Paul Manafort with 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine at Library of Congress. Chalupa invites investigative reporter Michael Isikoff and begins working with him. Isikoff writes Yahoo article on Manafort. NOTE: Isikoff later meets Dossier author Christopher Steele in a meeting organized by the State Department. His subsequent article was used to verify the Steele Dossier but was actually based on information provided by Steele. So the entire thing was a fraud. Isikoff was in on this entire agenda from early on.
  • May 3. Chalupa email promises DNC “a big Trump component… that will hit in next few weeks and something I’m working on you should be aware of.”
  • May 19. Manafort becomes Trump campaign chairman.
  • June 30. Newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) signs MOU with FBI for “joint work on crimes related to international money laundering, international asset recovery, and Ukrainian high-level officials’ bribery and corruption.”
  • Sometime in 2016 Manafort FISA surveillance restarted. Continues into 2017.
  • July Arsen Avakov, Ukrainian minister of internal affairs, calls Trump a “clown” and “an even bigger danger to the US than terrorism.”
  • August 14. NABU accuses Manafort of $12.7 million in undisclosed Yanukovych payments.
  • August 19. Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign. Ukrainian Parliamentarian holds press conference on Paul Manafort’s ties to former Ukrainian President Yanukovych.
  • September 23. Michael Isikoff publishes Yahoo article on Trump campaign advisor and Russia hand, Carter Page based on Steele Dossier. Page helped FBI in a 2013 case against Evgeny Buryakov.but that apparently does not help him at all.
  • October 21. FBI obtains FISA warrant on Page, based on Dossier and Yahoo report.

Can we say Ukrainian collusion?

Meanwhile, in March 2016, then VP Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine if they did not fire a prosecutor investigating Biden’s son Hunter’s lucrative deal with the Ukrainian government through the Ukrainian energy firm, Burisma Holdings. The prosecutor was fired. This looks a lot like extortion, a federal crime. Incredible, because Biden has bragged about getting the prosecutor fired in a widely distributed video.

Biden had already funneled $1.8 billion to Ukraine while Hunter received more than $166,000 per month for over a year, an amount totaling $3.1 million during that period. That looks a lot like bribery, designed to give the Ukrainians access and influence within the Obama administration – another federal crime. Hillary similarly received millions from foreign governments by offering her influence as Secretary of State at a price. Apples don’t fall far from the tree.

But its even worse than that. Tyler O’Neil of PJ Media reports:

The Biden family’s dealings with this Ukrainian company involved getting one of the country’s most notorious mob bankers, Ihor Kolomoisky, off the U.S. government visa ban list. Under Biden’s leadership, $3 billion in aid went to Ukraine, and his son’s company was implicated in the disappearance of $1.8 billion of that money.

Hunter Biden got a seat on the board of Burisma Holdings through Devon Archer, a top fundraiser for former senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid. Archer in turn was Kerry stepson Chris Heinz’s roommate at college, and Heinz had joined with Hunter Biden to partner with the Communist Chinese in a deal that netted them $1.5 billion. Meanwhile, in what certainly looks like a quid pro quo, then VP Joe Biden essentially gave away the South China Sea to the Communists. This is not merely corruption, it is a betrayal of our nation that threatens national security. Archer, by the way, was convicted in 2018, along with two others, of defrauding a native American tribe to the tune of over $60 million.

President Trump’s discussion with Zelensky focused on Ukraine’s role in the 2016 DNC effort, which was clearly an attempt to influence the election using foreign (Russia and Ukraine) sources. The Democrats accuse Trump of trying to rig the 2020 election by digging up dirt on Biden, when in reality they are simply trying to deflect attention from themselves.

The behavior of Biden, as well as the entire Democrat caucus, is clearly unethical. It can best be described as a mob operation. Biden extorted concessions from Ukraine while aiding and abetting some of its most notorious criminals. Paul Manafort sits in prison today for trivial crimes that pale in comparison to what Joe Biden has done.

Running for office does not insulate Biden from criminal investigation. It is the president’s duty to enforce the law, and he would be abdicating his authority by ignoring that responsibility in the face of Biden’s glaring criminality. Trump is engaged in routing out the rampant corruption Democrats have brought to the political process. Doing so is his responsibility. If the Democrats’ many crimes go unanswered, the rule of law will no longer hold sway in America. Our nation will be as good as lost.

The press and Democrat Party meanwhile continue to hype the fraudulent Trump/Russia collusion narrative, even getting support from certain Republicans who should know better.

President Trump is an existential threat to the Deep State, the Establishment, or whatever you choose to name it. As he promised in 2016, he is working for the American people, a fact the DC Cabal does not want and cannot accept, because it directly threatens the gravy train they have been fattening themselves on for decades to the detriment of our nation’s very survival.

08/2/19

CAIR Islamophobia Report: A First-Class Fraud

By: James Simpson | Center For Security Policy

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has jumped in on the effort to paint its opponents as “Islamophobes,” the latest twist in the Left’s never-ending effort to smear opponents with names like “racist,” “xenophobe,” etc. And while this repulsive strategy makes a mockery of the First Amendment and has reduced American political dialogue to infantile, elementary school name-calling, its true goal is to marginalize, deplatform and defund its opponents, especially those that pose a threat to its subversive agenda. This paper exposes for all to see, just how transparently dishonest and hypocritical CAIR and its allies in the Red-Green Axis truly are in this their latest “Islamophobia” report, and links them to the worldwide effort of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to impose blasphemy laws against anyone who would speak ill of any aspect of Islam.

CAIR Islamophobia Report- A First-Class Fraud PDF

The Left has become increasingly aggressive about silencing its critics. In late June 2019, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released its latest undercover video showing Google’s frightening institutional bias and its apparent intention to manipulate public opinion to influence the 2020 elections. Google is just one of many on the Left seeking to mislead, discredit, defame, and silence the Left’s opponents. But they are not alone. In what we have called the Red-Green Axis, Islamic groups in the U.S. and abroad have partnered with the Left to silence anyone who questions any aspect of Islam, including Islamic terrorism. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently published its latest effort in a piece titled Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network.

It would be a joke, but it isn’t funny. “Islamophobia” is the latest in a long list of contrived “phobias” invented by the Left and its Muslim allies to continue the Left’s time-honored vilification tactic. It is an unscrupulous, intellectually dishonest way of dealing with legitimate criticism that has reduced political discourse in the U.S. to infantile, elementary school name-calling. The Left owns this outcome, but the Muslims are catching up.

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07/8/19

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report: A Partnership with the SPLC

By: James Simpson | Capital Research Center

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report (full series)
A Partnership with the SPLC | Redefining the Terms of Engagement | Padding the Numbers to Foment Panic
 CAIR’s Left-leaning Coalition | The Larger Threat

Summary: The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a history fraught with questionable associations and dubious claims related to Islam and terrorism. In its latest report, CAIR targets numerous nonprofit groups and grantmakers for “funding hate.” But these so-called “Islamophobic” groups are not hate groups at all—unless you use the definition of “hate” promoted by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. This careful analysis of CAIR’s report will debunk many of the organization’s central arguments.

“Islamophobia” is the latest in a long list of contrived “phobias” invented by the Left and its Muslim allies to continue the progressive movement’s long tradition of shaming and vilifying its critics. It is an intellectually dishonest response to legitimate criticism that has reduced political discourse to shrill name-calling without substantive debate or justification.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recent report, “Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network” is a case in point. The report, released in April 2019, claims that “traditional American charities, foundations, and philanthropic institutions are being used to anonymize and funnel money from powerful donors to the Islamophobia Network.”

The existence of an “Islamophobia Network” is dubious on its face, but the report goes on to argue that “Islamophobia” is  a $1.5 billion enterprise that needs to be stopped with education, auditing, and implementing policies to halt the funding of certain nonprofit groups that CAIR deems to be “Islamophobic.”

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07/8/19

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report: Redefining the Terms of Engagement

By: James Simpson | Capital Research Center

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report (full series)
A Partnership with the SPLC | Redefining the Terms of Engagement | Padding the Numbers to Foment Panic
 CAIR’s Left-leaning Coalition | The Larger Threat

Summary: The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a history fraught with questionable associations and dubious claims related to Islam and terrorism. In its latest report, CAIR targets numerous nonprofit groups and grantmakers for “funding hate.” But these so-called “Islamophobic” groups are not hate groups at all—unless you use the definition of “hate” promoted by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. This careful analysis of CAIR’s report will debunk many of the organization’s central arguments.

What Is Islamophobia?

CAIR doesn’t exactly say. That is actually understandable because it allows them to leave it open to broad interpretation. One of their supporters was honest enough to define the term in a Facebook post (which incidentally escaped the notice of Facebook’s censors, unlike some posts critical of Islam). Here’s a screenshot of the post:

This fairly exhaustive list includes words that the terrorists themselves use to describe their own actions. According to his bio, Esam Omeish is “chief of General and Laparoscopic Surgery” at INOVA Alexandria, Virginia, hospital. He is a former leader of the Muslim Students Association and the Muslim American Society—both prominent Muslim Brotherhood groups. He is also a founding board member of the Dar al-Hijra mosque in Falls Church, VA. Omeish is also director of the Washington Trust Foundation, a holding company for over $5 million in real estate owned by CAIR, which describes its mission as “to support the charitable purposes of the CAIR Foundation.” Would it be “Islamophobic” to call this a conflict of interest?

It must be added that Omeish’s definition parallels that found in U.N. Resolution 16/18Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons based on religion or belief. The U.N. signed 16/18 in 2011, the result of a decades-long effort by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)—comprised of 56 nations and the Palestinian Territories, the second largest intergovernmental organization in the world—to enact blasphemy laws through the U.N. According to 16/18, not only can you not criticize any aspect of Islam, but to do so is tantamount to “incitement to violence.” Hillary Clinton supported 16/18, as did President Barack Obama.

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07/8/19

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report: Padding the Numbers to Foment Panic

By: James Simpson | Capital Research Center

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report (full series)
A Partnership with the SPLC | Redefining the Terms of Engagement | Padding the Numbers to Foment Panic
 CAIR’s Left-leaning Coalition | The Larger Threat

Summary: The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a history fraught with questionable associations and dubious claims related to Islam and terrorism. In its latest report, CAIR targets numerous nonprofit groups and grantmakers for “funding hate.” But these so-called “Islamophobic” groups are not hate groups at all—unless you use the definition of “hate” promoted by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. This careful analysis of CAIR’s report will debunk many of the organization’s central arguments.

More Tactics of Misdirection

The CAIR Islamophobia report borrows from a method the SPLC and other leftists use all the time. They take a quote from a targeted opponent and present it without context. For example, of ACT for America, CAIR ominously states:

ACT for America stages nationwide marches against ‘sharia law.’

Why is that so unacceptable? CAIR and other Muslim organizations partner with communist groups like Black Lives Matter and join them in anti-American street protests all the time. Does anyone attempt to stop them? More to the point, is protest illegal? Like all public protests or marches, ACT for America’s demonstrations are similarly protected by the First Amendment. But CAIR would like to curb such demonstrations by those who oppose them.

ACT’s legislation and agendas include: combating terrorism, defending constitutional freedoms, immigration reform, supporting military and law enforcement and defending Israel.

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07/6/19

CAIR’s New “Islamophobia” Report: CAIR’s Left-leaning Coalition

By: James Simpson | Capital Research Center

Summary: The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a history fraught with questionable associations and dubious claims related to Islam and terrorism. In its latest report, CAIR targets numerous nonprofit groups and grantmakers for “funding hate.” But these so-called “Islamophobic” groups are not hate groups at all—unless you use the definition of “hate” promoted by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. This careful analysis of CAIR’s report will debunk many of the organization’s central arguments.

CAIR’s Red/Green Axis Network

Now let’s look at CAIR’s network of allies. I have dubbed this network the Red/Green Axis. It’s big and commands billions of dollars in assets and revenue. Researchers have no need to add multiple years of revenue to find billions of dollars.

So how much does CAIR take in annually? On its own, CAIR receives $14 million through its foundation and network of offices and has amassed $11.6 million in net assets, rivaling what the six “Islamophobe” nonprofits pull in, and outpacing them in assets.

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