By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times
The man who brutally murdered 50 worshipers in two mosques in my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, is almost certainly an ideological “National Bolshevik.” Countless media stories have labeled the killer as “far-right,” an inaccurate description at best.
A thorough reading of his 74-page manifesto “The Great Replacement” (which refers to the replacement of white Europeans by Islamic and other immigrants) confirms that Brenton Tarrant is no “right-winger” in the American sense, i.e., a believer in the individual, constitutionally guaranteed liberties and free-market economics.
Tarrant’s ideological outlook appears to be consistent with that of the “National Bolsheviks,” a curious amalgam of communist and Nazi ideologies often associated with influential Russian political analyst/activist Aleksandr Dugin—who is reportedly an influence on Russian president Vladimir Putin himself.
Dugin is a leader of the small but influential National Bolshevik Party, whose adherents are known as the “Natzbols.” He is also a leader of the so-called “Eurasia Movement,” which believes in uniting fascist political elements with nationalistic communists to create a European homeland stretching from Siberia to Ireland. Dugin and his fellow ideologues are widely admired by European neo-fascists and neo-Stalinist communists alike.Continue reading
By: Lloyd Marcus
I recently watched the original Jussie Smollett ABC interview on YouTube in which he claimed to have been attacked by racist, homophobic Trump-supporters.
Considering that we now know that Jussie staged his attack and was arrested for filing a false police report, I thought, “This guy should be nominated for an Academy Award.” In his ABC interview, Jussie’s sincerity, tears, and portrayal as
Even though Jussie has been exposed as a liar, will leftists continue to use Jussie’s irresponsible, hate-generating lie to smear Trump and his supporters? Folks, we have seen this kind of leftist propaganda movie before, titled, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” starring young black criminal Michael Brown.Continue reading
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
Last year, Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal published a major warning about malaria in Venezuela. In spite of 3 million people fleeing their home country since 2014, the economic conditions in Venezuela continue in a financial tail-spin. Treatment of malaria, measles, and diphtheria, as well as dengue and Zika, are just not being treated. Further, the infant mortality rate is skyrocketing. The most recent population count with malaria is estimated to be 411, 586.
Maduro has called on Russia, Cuba, and Bolivia to help with military action, police action,
Informal information published by Foresightcuba, which is dedicated to presenting statistics about the island, counts Cuba’s military presence in Venezuela as follows: 4,500 Cuban infantrymen organized in 8 battalions of 500 troops, plus a battalion stationed in Fuerte Tiuna; 2 Brigade Generals (Herminio Hernández Rodríguez and Alejandro Ronda Marrero, one stationed in Fuerte Tiuna, another in Barquisimeto); 4 colonels (Rodrigo Hernández Maite, Rufino Zabaleta Corvino, Jaime Freitas Sambrano, and Simon Guillermo Senior); 8 lieutenant colonels; 6 frigate captains, and 25 junior officers.
This information details who they are with name and surname, their functions, where they are based, the weapons they use, and notes that they wear Venezuelan military insignia.
A long-standing situation
According to an article published in February 2010 by journalist Leandro Dario, international assistant editor of the newspaper Dario Perfi, by that time the then president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, had incorporated the Cuban military into the Armed Forces of the country with the aim of inserting the high command of Cuba into Venezuelan military forces, to ensure their control in the barracks and project socialism. More here.
This certainly now speaks to the humanitarian aid several countries are working to get to the desperate Venezuelan people that Maduro has cut off completely. Just two days ago:
Grave situation developing right now inside of#Colombia. @freddysuperlano a member of the National Assembly of #Venezuela was poisoned this morning at breakfast inside of Colombia & is in serious condition at the hospital. His assistant Carlos Salinas has died from poisoning.
Enter Senator Marco Rubio, he has been right on top of the conditions for many months sounding all the alarms as VP Mike Pence is presently in Columbia meeting with the interim Venezuelan President Guaido and The Lima Group.
There are 5 naturalized American citizens still being jailed in Venezuela. And China deployed a tech envoy to Caracas, to in many cases, terminate the I
Meanwhile, here is more.
Due to Russia’s support for President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, the Kremlin has been given
But Assad has also given Russia a permanent air base and an expansion of Russian naval facilities in the country. The Kremlin is banking on mirroring such agreements in Venezuela. Joint Russian-Venezuelan naval exercises were held in 2008, while two nuclear-capable bombers flew to Venezuela’s La Orchila island in December 2018.
Though Venezuelan law prohibits permanent foreign military bases, Russia and Venezuela announced the creation of a ‘temporary’ long-term Russian airbase on La Orchila soon after the flight demonstration. Together with Venezuela’s Russian weapons imports, the two militaries will find it easier to coordinate Russian power projection in the Caribbean.
Expanding a military presence in Venezuela will bring up uncomfortable memories from the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 2017, Igor Sechin held talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and agreed to expand oil and gas ties. The potential for a Russian base in Venezuela came after steady integration through natural resource industries, a formula that Cuba appears intent on replicating.
Stakes have risen in Venezuela since Russia allegedly sent hundreds of personnel from its most notorious private military company, Wagner, in January. Deploying Wagner will allow Russia to mask its presence in Venezuela, similar to recent conflicts.
Many of Wagner’s personnel are ex-Russian soldiers. They have worked with rebel elements in Ukraine and been granted partial control of re-captured oil and gas fields in Syria. Wagner has also been deployed across Africa to safeguard regimes under scrutiny from the West and international institutions, as well as protect their lucrative mining operations.
Wagner represents a privatization of security backed by the power of the Russian military. Rosneft and Gazprom, Russia’s other resource crown jewels, operate their own security forces, and together could be the force that takes over from the Russian military in Syria and potentially in Venezuela.
Russia’s ability to safeguard desperate regimes has made other ‘rogue states’ increasingly look to Russia as a guarantor of their security. Keeping Maduro in power represents part of a wider policy of assisting other states hostile to wider US foreign policy.
The Kremlin often offers diplomatic support to North Korea and relieved most of its debt obligations to Russia in 2014. In the years that followed, Korean rocket tests increased dramatically, drawing the attention of the U.S. More recently, not only has Russia aided the Syrian government in the civil war, it has done so in tandem with Iranian forces after decades of Iranian military isolation.
Backed by the U.S., Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Gaido declared himself acting president on January 23, ushering in the latest escalation of Venezuela’s political crisis. He was soon recognized as interim president by the U.S., Canada, the EU, and most Latin American countries. China, Russia, Turkey, Iran,
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Maduro and individuals associated with him, as well as PVSDA, which is now stacked with Maduro allies. But the ability of Maduro and the Venezuelan economy to withstand the pressure suggests that, though the sanctions may damage his administration, they may not be enough to force him out.
Chavez fought to gain control over Venezuela’s oil supply and push out the U.S. and the West, only to have Maduro establish a new reliance on Russia. With the Kremlin’s help, his administration may survive, in return for Russian control over Venezuela’s oil industry and the establishment of a military footprint in the United States’ backyard. For the full summary, go here.
By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival
Will President Trump resist the demands of the paid-off politicians for marijuana legalization on the federal level? California’s far-left Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris says marijuana brings “joy” to people and it should be legalized nationally. But Sheriff Jon Lopey of Siskiyou County, California, says the Mexican drug cartels are moving into California under the cover of legalization, producing death and destruction in the Golden State and “exporting” these problems to the rest of America. Lopey, once the target of a bribery attempt by a marijuana producer, cites evidence and studies linking marijuana to mental illness and violence. He supports the Border Wall and urges President Trump to expand resources for law enforcement. “The federal government has to stand strong” against legalization, he says.
By: Trapper Pettit
What a great trick. Create money out of thin air, then buy valuable commodities, sell the acquisitions for a pure profit, and then divvy up the proceeds with your banking partners. The Federal Reserve really does defy logic.
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
Well, last month, Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, apparently had a good time at the Orchids of Asia Spa… Kraft is one of 25 people charged. Several spas were part of a raid in the West Palm Beach area as part of a crackdown on human trafficking and prostitution.
Kraft, a widow, age 77, has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution per Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr. Evidence was gathered by bodycam video and surveillance over the last several months. The average cost for services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa is $60-$80. Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the sting operations including Homeland Security, the IRS, Jupiter PD,
Kraft is worth an estimated $6 billion, so visiting a spa at a bargain day rate… well, you be the judge.
Meanwhile, remember Jeffrey Epstein? You know, Bill Clinton’s ole’ buddy and sin island?
Federal prosecutors, including U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, broke federal law when signing a plea deal agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, a judge ruled Thursday.
Epstein, a former hedge fund manager, helped to operate an international sex ring in which he recruited underage girls in Florida and from overseas. He was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution and served only about a year in an arrangement of jail time and work release that began in 2008.
Acosta, the federal prosecutor overseeing the case at the time, met privately with Epstein’s attorney in 2007 to cut the lenient deal, and the future Trump appointee agreed to keep the arrangement from Epstein’s victims, according to a November report in the Miami Herald, despite federal law requiring such disclosure.
In a 33-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra said Epstein was not prosecuted under federal sex trafficking laws. Instead, Acosta, then the U.S. attorney in Miami, helped devise a non-prosecution agreement that gave Epstein and those who worked with him immunity from federal prosecution, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday.
“Petitioners and the other victims should have been notified of the Government’s intention to take that course of action before it bound itself under the [non-prosecution agreement],” Marra wrote.
The ruling did not issue a punishment. Marra gave the government and Epstein’s victims 15 days to come up with a resolution, though it’s unclear what that resolution could be.