05/19/19

The State Dept: A Perfect Example of the Bureaucratic Deep State

By: Frank Salvato

If you still think that electing this person or that will change the direction – or even save – the country, then you really don’t understand the Deep State, a.k.a. “The Swamp”. A perfect example comes in e US State Department and its embedded career political operatives.

Susan Thornton was an Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State under President Trump. She was charged with crafting East Asia policy and did so during crises with North Korea, escalating the President’s enacting of trade sanctions and tariffs with China. By the fact that she held this position, she served at the President’s pleasure and should have held a jealous fidelity to President Trump’s policy mindset. After all, The President presides over the State Department.

But was obviously not the case.

Thornton, now retired from the Federal government – who plans to retire to a 480-acre farm in Lisbon, Maine (evidently public service pays quite well), recently told a gathering at the National Committee of US-China relations:

“I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically…If this skeptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in [the Trump] administration, you might have to wait till another administration.”

It can’t be denied by any thinking individual that this wasn’t Thornton’s mindset throughout her tenure with the Trump administration. And if you think that she is the only one at Foggy Bottom that has allegiances to the Progressive-Fascist one-world mindset held by Democrat Secretaries of State – including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Madeleine Albright – then you are smoking something legal in Colorado.

If the US Federal government is ever to a government that represents and serves the people, rather than special interest political interests, then we have to seriously start to cull the political operatives in the agencies and departments; the career appointees; the bureaucrats; The Swamp.

Frank Salvato is a partner at TRR Consulting Group, LLC, a reputation management and organizational strategies group. He serves as managing editor of The New Media Journal. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, and Accuracy in Media, and is syndicated nationally. Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and is a host on The Underground Podcast Network.

05/18/19

‘Stand Against Communism’ Will Challenge Marxist Infiltration Of The Democratic Party

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

On May 20th at 10 am a new organization called Stand Against Communism will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The Democratic Party has been infiltrated by socialists, Marxists, and outright communists at every level, from precinct chairman to multiple presidential candidates. Starting May 20th this takeover of the Democratic Party will be publicly exposed until the party takes firm action to remove these subversives from its ranks.

Speakers will include Authors Bishop E.W. Jackson, Jerome Corsi, Diana West, Robert Knight, Trevor Loudon, and Virginia Tea Party leader Nelson Velez.

05/18/19

Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings

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Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings


According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly.

Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response – they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus all of their proposed “solutions” on more laws, ignoring that the murderer already broke numerous laws when they committed their atrocity.

Facts matter when addressing such an emotionally charged topic, and more gun control legislation has shown that law-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem. Consider the following: The more gun control laws that are passed, the more mass murders have occurred.

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05/16/19

US Maoists Tour Venezuela, Walk Right Into Counter-Revolution

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Freedom Road Socialist Organization attends protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 23, 2016. via Wikicommons

As Venezuela teeters on the brink of counter-revolution, an influential delegation of U.S. Maoists from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization–Fight Back! group (FRSO-FB) is in the country building solidarity with the communist leaders of the embattled regime.

FRSO-FB (not to be confused with the similarly named Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organizacion Socialista del Camino para la Libertad) is a Midwest-based Maoist group that supports China, North Korea, Iran, Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela.

The four Americans arrived in the country on April 28 in time to celebrate May Day with their revolutionary hosts. They probably didn’t anticipate that on April 30, Venezuela’s U.S.-recognized interim President Juan Guaidó, an opponent of the country’s Marxist government, would take to the streets. Surrounded by anti-government armed troops, Guaidó issued a call for the “military to rise up and oust socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.”

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05/15/19

Rubio Wants DoJ to Investigate Kerry Over Logan Act/FARA

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Yippee!

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s actions since leaving office related to the Iran nuclear deal violate the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Rubio previously urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the matter.

The full text of the letter is below.

Dear Attorney General Barr:

I write to make you aware of a September 18, 2018 letter I sent to your predecessor regarding potential violations of the Logan Act (18 U.S.C. § 953) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 U.S.C. § 611 et seq.) by former Secretary of State John F. Kerry.  As you know, former Secretary Kerry’s actions since leaving office have come under scrutiny as they related to the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The full letter to your predecessor is attached.

The American people deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past position. The Department of Justice should, therefore, make a determination on whether or not former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s recent actions related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran potentially violate the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

*** The Boston Globe reported factually that John Kerry had met with Javad Zarif at least 3-4 times since leaving his post as Secretary of State. In fact, this is not news by any means and calls for attention to John Kerry working against the Trump administration goes back to at least May of 2018. Did John Kerry bother to announce his activity to anyone in the Trump administration? Nah…

Kerry’s Iran diplomacy in cross hairs of partisan battle ...
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05/14/19

Have You Met John Durham?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Attorney General Bill Barr is moving at Mach speed to clean up the swamp it seems. Just remember too that timing is everything in Washington DC. Barr is working presently with DNI Dan Coates, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Chris Wray on the early stages of the misconduct of government agencies.

When a Special Counsel is assigned, they are generally provided a file to review where the evidence and testimonies gathered so far. So, meet John Durham, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut that AG Barr just assigned to examine all things as to how the whole Russian collusion scandal began.

John Durham Named Interim U.S. Attorney; Presidential ...

Durham has been reviewing the case actually for several weeks, which was noted a few weeks ago in Barr’s testimony before a Senate hearing. The focus of the Durham assignment is to review the use of FBI informants (read spies), improper use of the FISC and warrants and the counterintelligence operation.

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05/14/19

DSA Marxists Target School Board Races in Wisconsin, Los Angeles

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

This country’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), is targeting your children.

Not content with the far-left bias endemic in most public education in America, the DSA is also attempting to take over the administrative and policymaking side of education.

The DSA already has a dedicated program to encourage members into teaching. The organization also has at least 2,000 college-level educators on its membership rolls, based on my estimates.

Now, the DSA is targeting school board races in major U.S. cities.

The DSA openly follows the theories of Antonio Gramsci, the ground-breaking Italian Communist Party theoretician. Gramsci believed that communism could be best achieved not by a working-class rebellion, but by changing the consciousness of the population to a socialist mindset through a steady infiltration of media, religion, and education.

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05/10/19

#Occupy Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Enter Madea Benjamin, only to refuse to leave. #OccupyVenezuela or something like that. And… the ANSWER Coalition is there too.

The Embassy building, located in Georgetown, is owned by the Venezuelan government and is a protected international compound by the Vienna Conventions. Progressive activists have been working and living inside the Embassy as invited guests for weeks.

The Embassy Protection Collective was initiated by CODEPINK and Popular Resistance, and the ANSWER Coalition has been mobilizing support for this effort in Washington and around the country. Many ANSWER volunteers and organizers are inside the Embassy.

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“The people inside this Embassy are here at the invitation of its lawful owner, the Government of Venezuela,” said ANSWER’s National Director Brian Becker. “The Trump administration is acting as the world’s number one international pirate as it seizes Venezuelan assets, properties and diplomatic compounds. In pure colonial fashion, U.S. and European entities have grabbed hold of Venezuela’s oil revenue, gold reserves and bank accounts — while openly championing the Monroe Doctrine. We are joining with the people of the world to declare that the days of the Monroe Doctrine are over.”

Becker continued, “Any action to evict the Embassy’s current tenant guests by the MPD, Secret Service or other police agencies would be an illegal and unlawful arrest under both D.C. and international law. What we are doing here in this Embassy is not an act of civil disobedience. International law and D.C. law are on our side. The violator of these laws — the criminal in this case — is none other than the Trump White House and the U.S. State Department.”

A letter was sent last night from the Embassy Protection Collective, with the assistance of lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, to the U.S. State Department:

Members of the Embassy Protection Collective are writing to make it expressly clear and ensure all personnel are put on notice that any arrest of persons inside the embassy would constitute an unlawful arrest. We understand from our communications with your office that you are threatening to arrest persons inside the Venezuelan embassy.

Not only are we here at the invitation of persons lawfully in charge of the premises but we are also here as people with lawful rights under Washington, DC tenancy law.

It is our intention to hold responsible any person who orders or effectuates any unlawful actions against us.

We have received no eviction notice and due process opportunity to challenge any attempted eviction as is required by law.

No water or electricity.

Pepco, with protection from the Secret Service, cut electricity and water to the building,” says Ariel Gold, the national co-director of the antiwar activist organization Code Pink. “All of the utility bills have always been paid in full by the government of Venezuela.”

Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan ambassador to the U.S. appointed by the opposition government, took responsibility on Twitter for the power outage. Activists have prevented him from entering the embassy.

For the last month Code Pink activists have been occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. Not in protest but in support of the government led by socialist dictator Maduro.

With no electricity, activists who have been living inside the building are adjusting to the latest obstacle in their month-long occupation of the embassy.

Getting food inside has been one of the biggest challenges for the past 10 days, with anti-Maduro protesters and Secret Service barricades blocking most of the doors. Then Thursday, activists announced they would be cutting back on their primary source of communication with the outside world: social media. With no power to charge their devices, there will be less tweeting and fewer video streams…

About two weeks into Code Pink’s residency, Venezuelan and Venezuelan American protesters began to gather outside. They have not left since.

Note, the ones occupying the embassy are (liberal, duh) Americans from groups like Code Pink, Answer Coalition, Popular Resistance and Black Alliance for Peace, while most of the pro-opposition protesters are actual, real-life Venezuelans. Who are the nasty American imperialists now, Code Pink?

And of course Max Blumenthal is in the mix too –>