Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lebanon on Fire as Protests and Demonstrations Rage On

by Viktor Mikhin, New Eastern Outlook:

Saad Hariri announced that he was leaving his post as Prime Minister of Lebanon, and stated that he had come to a dead-end after two weeks of mass protests in Lebanon, during which its participants accused the government of corruption and creating conditions for a possible economic collapse.   Saad Hariri served in this role since December 2016.

Forceful demonstrations erupted all over the country on 17 October when the Lebanese government announced tax hikes on tobacco and internet calling applications. Participants in the mass protests, precipitated by these developments, have set up road and motorway blockades and demanded that the government resigned and political reforms were carried out.  However, after the head of state announced the start of a number of economic reforms and that anti-corruption measures would be taken, thousands of protesters, having deemed such actions as insufficient, once again came out into the streets all over the country, stating that the government was incapable of implementing sound economic policies, and accusing politicians of rampant corruption and abuses of power.

Dr. Pippa Malmgren: Decoding the global explosion of civil unrest

by Erik Townsend, Macro Voices:

All-Star Dr. Pippa Malmgren and Erik discuss:
Civil unrest around the globe: What’s driving it and what does it mean?
How technology will contribute to both the problem and its solution
Update on President Trump’s post-White House aspirations for a news media empire
Why Pippa remains optimistic on global growth and stock prices

Read More @ MacroVoices.com

French Population Being Replaced, MP Warns in Blistering Speech

from InfoWars:

France is being rapidly transformed due to a mass migration agenda engineered by anti-Western elites, Senator M. Stéphane Ravier warned in a stunning speech at French Parliament.

MP Ravier, a member of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party, unleashed a blistering salvo aimed directly at globalist lawmakers who he says are responsible for “allowing the death of the identity of French people,” while attempting to brainwash them into believing “immigration is a chance for France.”

Another Sign Of The Times – Man Stabbed To Death Over A Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich


by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Would you kill someone for a chicken sandwich?  If your answer is no, what if it was a really, really tasty chicken sandwich?  After a two month wait, Popeye’s spicy chicken sandwich finally returned on Sunday.  It was “national sandwich day”, and fans in many locations started lining up well before stores opened up at 10 o’clock.  I have never had one of these sandwiches, and there isn’t a Popeye’s anywhere close to where I live, but after hearing about this frenzy suddenly I have a craving for a chicken sandwich.  Unfortunately, anger and frustration spilled over at many Popeye’s locations around the nation, and we did witness a number of violent incidents.  In fact, it is being reported that one man was actually stabbed to death at a Popeye’s in Maryland

What Preppers Can Learn from the Riots in Chile


by J. G. Martinez D., The Organic Prepper:

One of my best friends lives in Chile since a few years ago.

He mentions the psychological impact on the Venezuelan refugees was huge. Practically every people who experienced the clashes between national guards and demonstrators had a nerve meltdown. Of course, children were scared as well, watching their parents freak out.

Based on what I have learned after living through SHTF in Venezuela, I want to provide you with a few pieces of important advice for anyone facing such turmoil.

The Age Of Rage And Days Of Global Unrest Now Upon Us Are Signs Of Great Upheaval Ahead, With America In A Death Spiral, Being Herded Towards The ‘End Of The Age’

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

I must begin this story today asking for your prayers for Susan Duclos as Saturday, she suffered a massive heart attack that will still require two more operations on Monday following successful surgery on Saturday. While we are incredibly grateful for the wonderful First Responders of Garrett County, Maryland who rushed Susan like the wind to the hospital and the incredibly fantastic people at the West Virginia cardiac center who are treating her, it could be a difficult road ahead for Susan, though, as you all know, she is a fighter!

Hong Kong Police Shut Down Protests, Make Mass Arrests During 22nd Straight Weekend of Unrest


from The Epoch Times:

Locals in Hong Kong called for simultaneous protests in seven districts on Nov. 3 to condemn the police department’s use of force against protesters.

Meanwhile, police made arrests and cleared away crowds before some events could begin in earnest.

The Nov. 3 protests came a day after local police arrested more than 200 people for offenses such as unlawful assembly, property damage, and wearing a face mask during an illegal assembly. It was one of the highest number of arrests in a single day since mass protests began, according to local media. Among those arrested were political candidates running for the district council elections later this month, who were taken by the police during a peaceful assembly in Victoria Park.

Hong Kong Protestors Firebomb Xinhua News Agency Office

from ZeroHedge:

Hong Kong protestors on Saturday firebombed the Hong Kong office of the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua, ramping up nearly a half a year of violent protests across the city that triggered a technical recession last week.

Video of protestors vandalizing the Xinhua News Agency Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau office in Hong Kong, surfaced onto Twitter around 12:30 pm est Saturday. The footage shows demonstrators smashing windows and firebombing the reception area of the building.

Civil war is coming, and the COLLAPSE is imminent… here’s how to maintain your sanity as it all comes down

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

The lawless, deranged Democrats have already launched a hot civil war against conservatives and Trump supporters by targeting them for physical violence in restaurants and other public places. They’ve published the home addresses of Trump donors, and they’ve called for the mass killing of all conservatives, Christians, Trump supporters and gun owners.

Civil war is not just imminent in America, it’s already here. And filthy Democrats like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are tag-teaming the treason from the halls of Congress, waging an illegal, covert deep state war on our president by faking transcripts, coaching witnesses, withholding testimony from Republicans and running a secret impeachment scam rooted entirely in deep state fakery and media hoaxes.

Beirut Is Burning: Rebellion Against the Elites Has Commenced

by Andre Vltchek, The Unz Review:

Tires are burning, smoke is rising towards the sky. It is October, the 18th day of the month, the capital city of Lebanon, in the past known as the “Paris of the East”, is covered in smoke.

For years I was warning that the country governed by corrupt, indifferent elites, could not hold together, indefinitely.

For all those five years when I was calling Beirut home, things were going down the drain. Nothing was improving: almost no public transportation, electricity shortages, contaminated and erratic water supply. Periodically, garbage has been piling up along the streets and suburban roads. Once an airplane lands and the doors open, the terrible stench of garbage welcomes us, residents of Beirut, back home.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and It’s Feeding the Anti-POTUS Mob

by David Stockman, via Lew Rockwell:

The prepared statement of the latest UkraineGate whistle-blower is well worth the read. It tells you all you need to know about why the Deep State apparatchiks are coming out of the woodwork in a massive assault on America’s duly elected president.

They are deathly afraid Trump will begin to dismantle a far-flung Empire which has

  • wreaked havoc around the world,
  • bled America’s fiscal accounts dry, and
  • fostered unspeakable prosperity among the beltway’s legions of empire-supporting agencies, contractors, think tanks, foreign lobbies, NGO’s and K-street racketeers.

Whether out of common sense, naiveté or just contrariness, the Donald has dared to question and disrupt the Empire’s core policy on the Ukraine/Russia file. And that’s apparently exactly why the whistleblower de jour, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, wrote his now ballyhooed memos.

Former CEO of Scania Warns Sweden is Heading For Civil War

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Military could be required to quell violent unrest in migrant areas.

The former CEO of trucking company Scania has warned that Sweden is heading towards civil war due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

In an interview with Swebbtv, businessman Leif Östling said that the arrival of so many new migrants who have failed to integrate into Swedish society is creating a fertile ground for violent unrest.

We Now Have Mass Public Unrest In France, Spain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador And Bolivia

from ZeroHedge:

Monday morning and we here we go again for another “dramatic week”. There are going to be monthly PMIs to look at in particular: will we see any further deterioration, or will growth start to pick up as an early Christmas present? And there are of course rate meetings for the Fed, and the BOJ, and the BOC: the former will cut, with the real issue being if they will signal more soon or not given they are already deep in Repo Madness; and will the giant BOJ wake up from slumber like a giant Kaiju and start throwing markets into turmoil again?

Plus there is the Brexit circus. Will the EU grant the UK an extension until end-January 2020, or a more flexible date, or will France veto that and insist on a very short extension? Almost certainly they will insist that the newly reopened Withdrawal Agreement is this time firmly shut – so if the British Parliament then decides to merrily reopen it from its end and unilaterally start ramming amendments into it, it will not be doing so with EU approval. As such, and just as pertinently, will PM BoJo get his December election or not? The greater likelihood is not, as Labour appears to be desperate for an election – just not now – although the Lib Dems may be prepared to allow one given they see this as a way to prevent any further movement towards Brexit in the short term. (Though what do they think the election campaign will be about? The price of cheese?) Note that the latest opinion poll for the Observer has the Tories on 40% (+3 on the week), Labour unchanged on 24%, and the Lib Dems on 15% (-1), with the Brexit Party on 10% (-2).

Hong Kong plunges into recession as months of violent protests take toll on economy

from RT:

Months of chaos have hurt Hong Kong’s economy, which has now slid into recession, according to region’s financial secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po.

Financial data set to be released by the government on Thursday shows that Hong Kong’s economy faced two successive quarters of contraction, which is the technical definition of a recession, the official said in a blog post on Sunday.

“The blow to our economy is comprehensive,” the statement added.