Sunday, October 20, 2019

Venezuela’s Guaido ‘Considering’ Asking US to Invade

by Jason Ditz, The Anti Media:

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has confirmed that he is considering asking the United States to invade Venezuela to install him in power. He says this is one of several options under consideration now.

Guaido is keen to see Maduro forcibly removed from power so he can replace him, and after last week’s failed US-backed coup, he is looking for a new avenue to pursue, despite arguing that he’s not “defeated” entirely.

Democrats Block Motion Condemning Illegal Aliens Voting in American Elections

by Pamela Geller, Freedom OutPost:

The greatest threat to the United States is the Democrat Party. The party of socialism, open-boarders, infanticide, and anti-Semitism, must not just lose in 2020: they must be routed.

Democrats Block Motion Condemning Illegal Aliens Voting in American Elections, Breitbart News, Sean Moran, March 8th, 2019. 

Democrats blocked a motion on Friday to affirm that illegal aliens voting in elections “devalues” the fundamental tenets of American Democracy.

Hong Kong, Kashmir: a Tale of Two Occupations

by Pepe Escobar, Strategic Culture:

Readers from myriad latitudes have been asking me about Hong Kong. They know it’s one of my previous homes. I developed a complex, multi-faceted relationship with Hong Kong ever since the 1997 handover, which I covered extensively. Right now, if you allow me, I’d rather cut to the chase.

Much to the distress of neocons and humanitarian imperialists, there won’t be a bloody mainland China crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong – a Tiananmen 2.0. Why? Because it’s not worth it.

Beijing has clearly identified the color revolution provocation inbuilt in the protests – with the NED excelling as CIA soft, facilitating the sprawl of fifth columnists even in the civil service.

‘Shadowy’ dark money network behind left-wing causes exposed in new report

from True Pundit:

An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch network — pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion — all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News.

It Looks Like Joe Biden’s Son Took A Bribe From A Chinese Businessman

by Ashe Schow, Daily Wire:

On Monday, The New Yorker published a lengthy article detailing the various scandals involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. The article asked the question: “Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?”

The answer is fairly obvious: No.

Democrats and their families are treated differently than Republicans and their families. If these scandals involved Jared Kushner or President Donald Trump’s children, every media outlet would be covering them.

How The World Will Collectively Stop Elite Level Child Sex Trafficking & Ritualistic Abuse

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:I received a heartfelt email from a reader who captures the feeling of hopelessness that some people who are awakening feel in the face of global child trafficking. I felt that it would be good to address this in an article for all to consider.
  • Reflect On:What is each individual’s role in the awakening of humanity to the reality of things like child trafficking? Is it possible that our own state of mind about it has an impact as to how effective we are in fostering this awakening?

To Dialogue or To Clash: That Is the Question Facing Civilization

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Sochi, Russia with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin on Monday. On clear instructions—and a tight leash—from President Donald Trump, Pompeo told the press after the meetings that he had “a productive set of conversations” with his hosts, and found that “there are places that our two countries can find where we can be cooperative, we could be productive.” Earlier this week President Trump had reiterated his wish to hold in-depth meetings with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin at the late June G20 meeting in Osaka, and Lavrov responded in Sochi by affirming that “if we receive an official invitation, we will respond positively.”

Guardians of the Warfare State

by Hunt Tooley, Activist Post:

[Mises Editor’s Note: Trump is reportedly set to nominate Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, as Secretary of Defense. Given his background, Shanahan looks to fit the typical bill for the job. In this 2013 article, historian Hunt Tooley discusses where secretaries of state come from, and why they are all so similar in background.]

An analysis of the U.S. secretaries of war and defense (the name was changed from secretary of war to secretary of defense in 1947) gives us some insight into the nature of the relationships within the “military-industrial complex.” Though these secretaries are not the only gatekeepers of the warfare-welfare state (and perhaps not even the most important ones), they do perform a crucial function in coordinating the collectivist, rent-seeking corporate entities with the political parties and their largely social-democratic agendas.

Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup Plot Foiled

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

The Venezuelan government has reportedly dismantled a plan to stage a violent putsch in recent days.

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez revealed on Wednesday that a large scale plan was set to be executed on June 23 or 24. The operation allegedly included the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro, National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, and other high-ranking officials.

Maduro condemned the latest plot, accusing the opposition of looking to seize power through a “bloodbath.”