Monday, January 17, 2022

WikiLeaks Exposes How Most All Mainstream Media is Controlled by Council on Foreign Relations

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by Matt Agorist, Freedom Outpost:

If ever you needed another reason to tune out of mainstream media and seek out information for yourself—this is it.

It is no secret that over the last 4 decades, mainstream media has been consolidated from dozens of competing companies to only six. Hundreds of channels, websites, news outlets, newspapers, and magazines, making up ninety percent of all media is controlled by very few people—giving Americans the illusion of choice.

While six companies controlling most everything the Western world consumes in regard to media may sound like a sinister arrangement, the Swiss Propaganda Research center (SPR) has just released information that is even worse.

The research group was able to tie all these media companies to a single organization—the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

For those who may be unaware, the CFR is a primary member of the circle of Washington think-tanks promoting endless war. As former Army Major Todd Pierce describes, this group acts as “primary provocateurs” using “‘psychological suggestiveness’ to create a false narrative of danger from some foreign entity with the objective being to create paranoia within the U.S. population that it is under imminent threat of attack or takeover.”

A senior member of the CFR and outspoken neocon warmonger, Robert Kagan has even publicly proclaimed that the US should create an empire. 

The narrative created by CFR and its cohorts is picked up by their secondary communicators, also known the mainstream media, who push it on the populace with no analysis or questioning.

When looking at the chart from SPR, the reach by this single organization is so vast that it is no mystery as to how these elite psychopaths guide Americans into accepting endless war at the expense of their mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters.

Top journalists and executives from all major media companies are integrated into the CFR. As the chart below illustrates, the CFR has even more control in the mainstream media than even the nefarious Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission.

As SPR points out, Richard Harwood, former managing editor and ombudsman of the Washington Post, wrote about the Council on Foreign Relations Recognizing that its members most likely correspond to what one might call the “ruling establishment of the United States.”

Harwood continued, “The membership of these journalists in the council, however they may think of themselves, is an acknowledgment of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascension into the American ruling class. They do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the United States; they help make it.”

Let that sink in. This group of unaccountable, unelected, professional propagandists in America doesn’t simply analyze US government policy—they make it.

Read More @ FreedomOutpost.com

USTreasury Bonds: Fuse to Light the Bonfire – Jim Willie

Jim Willie, GoldSeek:

Many are the metaphors used to describe the agent that initiates a major crisis. Light the fuse, or pull the trigger, pull the rug out from under the room, or pull on the string for unraveling the sweater, these are commonly heard. What comes soon is the Bonfire of the Vanities, a term the Jackass prefers since irony is thick. Hardly the burning of objects deemed as tempting toward occasions of sin as in the 15th Century. In the present-day case, the burning would be of the massive piles of paper assets the US Federal Reserve has been illicitly supporting for the past several years. The bonfire would be of falsely valued heaps of paper. If truth be known, the Quantitative Easing was put in place in 2012 when the big US banks were all in danger of failures. They required amplified liquidity infusions in order to prevent these giant silos of insolvency from entering financial failure. Their huge bond holdings were supported. Generally, when insolvency meets illiquidity, big failures occur. The USGovt and USFed colluded to prevent the entire set of Wall Street banks from failing like Lehman Brothers did. They all had the same ugly insolvent traits. Few tell the story correctly, but Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan suffocated Lehman to death. Lehman did not fail without help. Like Chief Justice Scalia, Lehman was suffocated in a bed of unpaid bond sales. What comes next is a nasty corrosive dangerous sequence of financial market crises, where pumped paper assets suffer notable declines. It will include the stock, bond, and currency markets. The last times all three suffered simultaneous declines was 1979 and 1987. Add soon 2018.

GLOBAL SYSTEMIC LEHMAN EVENT

What comes next is what the Jackass has come to call the Global Systemic Lehman Event. For ten years, the Powers that Be, namely the banker cabal, have been supporting the entire global bond market in almost exactly the same manner as they supported the mortgage finance market in 2005 through 2007 before it erupted. The subprime bond market crisis of 2008 will be repeated, but on a global scale which includes major sovereign bonds. Recall that Greenspan justified the off-loading of risk, and Bernanke justified the asset backed bond market as sound. They were both wrong, both heathen heretics. It can accurately be said that these top-rated sovereign bonds are all subprime, with horrendous fundamentals led by grand deficits and economic recessions.

The entire Western world bond market and stock market has subprime traits. The worst offender is the United States, with its $550 billion annual trade deficit, expected to go over $600 billion this year. The USGovt deficits have been running regularly at over $1.0 trillion each of the last three years, despite fanciful adjustments and clever line items in perverse one-off attempts to conceal reality. New military budget additions and tax reforms will ensure a larger federal deficit this year, unless and until the nation enjoys a renaissance of re-industrialization with 100 thousand new businesses formed and several $trillion invested. Not likely.

WARNING SIGNALS

Warning signs are numerous. Consider the Money Velocity index, the flattened Treasury Yield Curve, the junk bond index, the pension fund shortfalls, the business defaults, the high leverage in big bank bond portfolios, and the growing automobile bond market travesty that features a full repeat episode of the subprime mortgage market. The USFed is more guilty of heretical monetary policy with each passing year. In the last several months, they have seen fit in their dim vision to support (rig) the actual measures that give warnings and alerts, like the VIX volatility index. For the last two years, the central bank has been buying US stocks with both hands using their Wall Street partners in collusion. For the last four years, the central bank has been supporting (rigging) the Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) bonds, in order to silence the price inflation warnings. Of course, the USFed justifies their actions in silly ways, but they are trying desperately to conceal the vicious chronic economic recession by putting fingers in the dike holes. As partner in crime, the Euro Central Bank has been supporting corporate bonds, like in a division across the Atlantic Ocean of criminal labor initiatives. All the while, the standard economic statistics for economic growth, price inflation, and unemployment continue to be grossly falsified. The Fascist Business Model has not only gone haywire, gone totally mad, but broadened its reach. Next comes a reality check.

However, the two biggest warning signals are the flat yield curve and the rising long-term bond yield for USTreasurys. To begin with, imagine a supported (controlled, rigged) bond market for the 10-year USTreasury Bond Yield with the full power of the QE bond purchase program. It is failing to stop a widely recognized recession warning signal. This time it is from a rising short-term bond yield, combined with a rising long-term bond yield simultaneously. The USFed rate hikes are responsible for the short end, while global USDollar rejection is responsible for the long end of maturities. The Jackass has been adamant, and mostly (not completely) alone in heralding that the QE might be financial stimulus but it causes capital destruction in an unavoidable deadly manner. QE is wrecking the USEconomy on Main Street while providing a party-like atmosphere on Wall Street.

FUSE, TRIGGER, STRING

The fuse to light the financial market bonfire is the USTreasury Bond market, in particular the long-term maturity. Much of the various market run-ups over the course of the last two to three years have been predicated upon the ultra-low interest rates. They are kept down by USFed pressure, using QE with strong support by the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF). That is the multi-$trillion fund managed by the USDept Treasury, for the purpose of controlling several very important financial markets in the West. There are no free markets anymore, not since 9/11 and the installation of the fascist bankers at the helm. They committed the terrorist crime, sacked the World Trade Center giant bank, installed the Patriot Act, captured the $700 billion TARP Fund, and have controlled the USGovt ever since. It is all a crime scene, a coup d’etat, with cover provided by the lapdog corrupted press networks. Former actor, wrestler, and governor Jessie Ventura tried to run a cable show to reveal the 9/11 crimes, but his life was threatened and he quit the program.

The ESFund is the control center for fabricated USTBond demand, using the nifty Interest Rate Swap contract. It balances short-term versus long-term securities, and coupon versus cash types, to create mythical bond demand. The USGovt steps in to declare wondrous bond rallies, like in 2011 for that historic rally which was built upon $8.5 trillion in IRSwaps clearly evident by Morgan Stanley on the OCC Reports. The Office of the Comptroller to the Currency reports are rarely read by market mavens, but it shows the rigging very effectively. Lastly, the rise in the stock market usually indicates an imminent economic revitalization and growth period. But QE distorts it all. The typical Fed Valuation Model calls for higher stock indexes as a result of low interest rates. In past cycles, the model was effective, but that was before QE and the multi-$billion bond monetization program that has been firmly in place for six years. The entire set of big Wall Street banks join the bandwagon, and rely upon the faulty valuation model. We were told QE would be temporary, like for six months. The Jackass instantly declared in 2011 that it would be permanent, just like the Zero Rate Interest Rate policy. Third World fundamentals and absent bond buyers dictated desperate measures. It should be noted that the QE bond program is unsterilized hyper monetary inflation. No bond removal is done as compensatory drainage. It is pure inflation of the worst kind, deemed good by the heretics behind the curtain.

LIT FUSE IN PROGRESS

The USTreasury 10-year yield is on the verge of a breakout. Interest rates are rising, and could cause tremendous damage, starting with the stock market. The USFed balance sheet is loaded for massive losses, from USTBonds bought at low rates. If and when TNX goes above 3.0% on the all-important bond yield, the S&P500 and Dow Jones Index will turn down hard and scream of a major stock market decline. For yet another rare moment in US history, the US-based stocks, bonds, and USDollar will all go down in unison. No counter-balancing will be seen this time, not in this correction from historical abuse. Maybe not all in unison at first, but later soon for certain. The great QE unwind is upon us, within view. It has even been given a name in the financial press recently, Quantitative Tightening. The policy of tightening after such pervasive monetization of financial assets is lunatic and certain to cause a crisis.

Look for Gold & Silver to be the object of safe havens as the financial crisis elevates in pitch. Both precious metals already have begun to respond very favorably, with Gold comfortably over the $1300 level and Silver comfortably over the $17 level. Both precious metals have endured a long basing process, amidst unspeakable corruption in paper gold and paper silver games framed within a grand charade. Neither can be held back any longer. The Global Financial RESET will be urgently put into motion, jumping up a gear in activity and intensity. Ironically, expect in several months that the East will be invited to help stabilize matters. They will comply, but on condition the Gold Standard is re-instated.

DIRE CHART PATTERN

The Jackass adds a few points, first on the technical chart and then on the pessimistic viewpoint toward the vile banker sector. Notice a severely dangerous looking chart, with a Head & Shoulders reversal pattern evident, and a slight upward bias in addition. A secondary H&S reversal has reached completion over the last several months, adding propulsion for completing the major H&S reversal. The secondary pattern hit its 2.7% yield target. It is a highly reliable pattern in general. The recent move above the 2.60% key resistance level  with gusto could continue to provide impetus in pushing the USTreasury 10-year yield (TNX) above the 3.0% level. That would cause severe problems, and issue loud dire signals. It would pop and pinprick the S&P500 stock index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. They are an accident waiting to happen.

Read More @ GoldSeek.com

WEDNESDAY IS OPTION’S EXPIRY IN LONDON AND THUS THE REASON FOR BANKER RAID TODAY

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD DOWN $11.25 TO $1341.75/SILVER IS DOWN 26 CENTS TO $17.16/GOLD EFP’S ISSUED:4123 CONTRACTS/SILVER EFP’S ISSUED: 2304/CFTC CHARGE 6 TRADERS WITH SPOOFING IN GOLD AND SILVER TRADING/USA 10 YR BOND YIELD CLIMBS ABOVE 2.71%/MCCABE RESIGNS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY/HUGE NUMBER OF SWAMP STORIES TODAY

GOLD: $1341.75 DOWN $11.25

Silver: $17.16 DOWN 26 cents

Closing access prices:

Gold $1340.20

silver: $17.16

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: FIRST FIX 10 15 PM EST (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX: 2:15 AM EST (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1356.69 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME: $1348.90

PREMIUM FIRST FIX: $7.79

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1361.25

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $134.35

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$12.90

SHANGHAI REJECTS NY /LONDON PRICING OF GOLD

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX: 5:30 am est $1348.40

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1347.70

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX 10 AM: $1343.85

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. $1343.35

For comex gold:

JANUARY/

NUMBER OF NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR JANUARY CONTRACT: 0 NOTICE(S) FOR 100 OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 696 FOR 69600 OZ (2.1648 TONNES),

For silver:

jANUARY

1 NOTICE(S) FILED TODAY FOR

5,000 OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 729 for 3,645,000 oz

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Bitcoin: BID $11,057/OFFER $11,155  UP $145 (morning)

Bitcoin: BID/   $11,194/   $11,297 offer UP $284  (CLOSING/5 PM)

 

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EXPECT SOME TORMENT IN BOTH GOLD AND SILVER FOR TWO MORE DAYS AS WE HAVE LONDON BASED OPTIONS EXPIRING AT AROUND 11 AM WEDNESDAY.

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest FELL BY A FAIR SIZED 3591 contracts from 204,418 FALLING TO 200,827 WITH FRIDAY’S 21 CENT FALL IN SILVER PRICING.  OBVIOUSLY WE HAD SOME COMEX LIQUIDATION. HOWEVER, WE WERE AGAIN NOTIFIED THAT WE HAD ANOTHER GOOD SIZED NUMBER OF COMEX LONGS TRANSFERRING THEIR CONTRACTS TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE:  2304 EFP’S FOR MARCH AND AND ZERO FOR ALL  OTHER MONTHS  AND THUS TOTAL ISSUANCE OF 2304 CONTRACTS. HOWEVER THE MOVEMENT ACROSS TO LONDON IS NOT AS SEVERE AS IN GOLD AS THERE SEEMS TO BE  MAJOR PLAYERS WILLING TO TAKE ON THE BANKS AT THE COMEX. STILL, WITH THE TRANSFER OF 2304 CONTRACTS, WHAT THE CME IS STATING IS THAT THERE IS NO SILVER (OR GOLD) TO BE DELIVERED UPON AT THE COMEX AS THEY MUST EXPORT THEIR OBLIGATION TO LONDON. ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE CAN BE A DELAY OF 24 HRS IN THE ISSUING OF EFP’S.

ACCUMULATION FOR EFP’S/SILVER/ STARTING FROM FIRST DAY NOTICE/FOR MONTH OF JANUARY:

45,714 CONTRACTS (FOR 20 TRADING DAYS TOTAL 45,714 CONTRACTS OR 228.570 MILLION OZ: AVERAGE PER DAY: 2285 CONTRACTS OR 11.423 MILLION OZ/DAY)

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA AS TO THE HUGE SUPPLY THIS MONTH IN SILVER:  SO FAR THIS MONTH:  228.6 MILLION PAPER OZ HAVE MORPHED OVER TO LONDON. THIS REPRESENTS AROUND 32.7% OF ANNUAL GLOBAL PRODUCTION

RESULT: A FAIR SIZED LOSS IN OI COMEX WITH THE 21 CENT FALL IN SILVER PRICE.  WE HOWEVER HAD A GOOD SIZED EFP ISSUANCE OF 2304 CONTRACTS WHICH EXITED OUT OF THE SILVER COMEX AND TRANSFERRED THEIR OI TO LONDON AS FORWARDS. SPECULATORS CONTINUED THEIR INTEREST IN ATTACKING THE SILVER COMEX FOR PHYSICAL SILVER . FROM THE CME DATA 2304 EFP’S WERE ISSUED FOR TODAY  FOR A DELIVERABLE FORWARD CONTRACT OVER IN LONDON WITH A FIAT BONUS. WE REALLY LOST 1287 OI CONTRACTS i.e. 2304 open interest contracts headed for London (EFP’s) TOGETHER WITH A DECREASE OF 3591  OI COMEX CONTRACTS. AND ALL OF THIS HAPPENED WITH THE FALL IN PRICE OF SILVER OF 21 CENTS AND A CLOSING PRICE OF $17.42 WITH RESPECT TO FRIDAY’S TRADING. YET WE STILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SILVER STANDING AT THE COMEX.

In ounces AT THE COMEX, the OI is still represented by just OVER 1 BILLION oz i.e. 1.004 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 143% of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT JANUARY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 1 NOTICE(S) FOR 5,000 OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL  BY A LARGE 7895 CONTRACTS DOWN TO 565,240 WITH THE GOOD SIZED FALL IN PRICE OF GOLD WITH FRIDAY’S TRADING ($11.00). IN ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT, WE RECEIVED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GOLD EFP’S ISSUED FOR MONDAY AND IT TOTALED A SMALLER SIZED  4123 CONTRACTS OF WHICH FEBRUARY SAW 2912 CONTRACTS ISSUED AND  APRIL SAW THE ISSUANCE OF 1211 CONTRACTS.    The new OI for the gold complex rests at 565,240. ALSO REMEMBER THAT THERE WILL BE A DELAY IN THE ISSUANCE OF EFP’S.  THE BANKERS REMOVE LONG POSITIONS OF COMEX GOLD IMMEDIATELY.  THEN THEY ORCHESTRATE THEIR PRIVATE EFP DEAL WITH THE LONGS AND THAT COULD TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 48 HRS SO WE GENERALLY DO NOT GET A MATCH WITH RESPECT TO DEPARTING COMEX LONGS AND NEW EFP LONG TRANSFERS. DUE TO THE DELAY IN THE RELEASE OF YESTERDAY’S DATA YOU CAN BET THE FARM THAT THEY HAVE DELAYED THE RELEASE OF MANY EFPS. DEMAND FOR GOLD INTENSIFIES GREATLY AS WE CONTINUE TO WITNESS A HUGE NUMBER OF EFP TRANSFERS TOGETHER WITH THE MASSIVE INCREASE IN GOLD COMEX OI  TOGETHER WITH  THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF GOLD OUNCES STANDING FOR JANUARY COMEX. EVEN THOUGH THE BANKERS ISSUED THESE MONSTROUS EFPS, THE OBLIGATION STILL RESTS WITH THE BANKERS TO SUPPLY METAL BUT IT TRANSFERS THE RISK TO A LONDON BANKER OBLIGATION AND NOT A NEW YORK COMEX OBLIGATION. LONGS RECEIVE A FIAT BONUS TOGETHER WITH A LONG LONDON FORWARD. THUS, BY THESE ACTIONS, THE BANKERS AT THE COMEX HAVE JUST STATED THAT THEY HAVE NO APPRECIABLE METAL!! THIS IS A MASSIVE FRAUD: THEY CANNOT SUPPLY ANY METAL TO OUR COMEX LONGS BUT THEY ARE QUITE WILLING TO SUPPLY MASSIVE NON BACKED GOLD (AND SILVER) PAPER KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE NO METAL TO SATISFY OUR LONGS. LONDON IS NOW SEVERELY BACKWARD IN BOTH GOLD AND SILVER (BIG RISE IN BOTH GOFO AND SIFO) AND WE ARE WITNESSING DELAYS IN ACTUAL DELIVERIES. IN ESSENCE TODAY WE HAVE A LOSS OF 3772 CONTRACTS: 7895 OI CONTRACTS DECREASED AT THE COMEX AND A SMALL SIZED  4123 OI CONTRACTS WHICH NAVIGATED OVER TO LONDON. EXPECT HUGE NUMBERS OF EFP’S TO BE ISSUED AS WE APPROACH FIRST DAY NOTICE IN THE GOLD FEB COMEX CONTRACT, WEDNESDAY JAN 31.2018

YESTERDAY, WE HAD 20,747 EFP’S ISSUED.

ACCUMULATION OF EFP’S/ GOLD(EXCHANGE FOR PHYSICAL) FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY STARTING WITH FIRST DAY NOTICE: 197,786 CONTRACTS OR 19.779 MILLION OZ OR 615.20 TONNES(20 TRADING DAYS AND THUS AVERAGING: 9,889 EFP CONTRACTS PER TRADING DAY OR 988,900 OZ/DAY)

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA AS TO THE HUGE SIZE OF THESE EFP TRANSFERS :   SO FAR THIS MONTH IN 17 TRADING DAYS: IN  TONNES: 615 TONNES

TOTAL ANNUAL GOLD PRODUCTION, 2017, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD EX CHINA EX RUSSIA: 2200 TONNES

THUS EFP TRANSFERS REPRESENTS 615/2200 TONNES =  27.95% OF GLOBAL ANNUAL PRODUCTION SO FAR IN JANUARY ALONE.

Result: A  GOOD SIZED DECREASE IN OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE FAIR SIZED FALL IN PRICE IN GOLD TRADING ON FRIDAY ($11.00). IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT MANY OF THE DEPARTED COMEX LONGS ARE WAITING TO RECEIVE A PRIVATE EFP CONTRACT FOR EITHER FEBRUARY OR APRIL AND THESE GUYS ARE STILL NEGOTIATING THEIR DEAL. WE HAD ANOTHER GOOD SIZED NUMBER OF COMEX LONG TRANSFERRING TO LONDON THROUGH THE EFP ROUTE: 4123 AS THESE HAVE ALREADY BEEN NEGOTIATED.   THERE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE MUCH PHYSICAL GOLD AT THE COMEX AND YET WE ALSO OBSERVED A HUGE DELIVERY MONTH FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. I GUESS IT EXPLAINS THE HUGE ISSUANCE OF EFP’S…THERE IS HARDLY ANY GOLD PRESENT AT THE GOLD COMEX FOR DELIVERY PURPOSES. IF YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE 4123 EFPCONTRACTS ISSUED, WE HAD A NET LOSS IN OPEN INTEREST OF 3772 contracts ON THE TWO EXCHANGES:

4123 CONTRACTS MOVE TO LONDON AND  7895 CONTRACTS DECREASED AT THE COMEX. (in tonnes, the LOSS in total oi equates to 11.73 TONNES).

we had: 0 notice(s) filed upon for NIL oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD

With gold down another $11.25, we had a big changes in gold inventory at the GLD/a withdrawal of 1.18 tonnes of gold/

Inventory rests tonight: 848.14 tonnes.

SLV/ 

A NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/ INVENTORY RESTS AT 313.896 MILLION OZ/

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver FELL BY A CONSIDERABLE 3591 contracts from 204,418 DOWN TO 200,827 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM  THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH  THE FAIR SIZED LOSS  IN PRICE OF SILVER  (21 CENTS WITH RESPECT TO  YESTERDAY’S TRADING).   OUR BANKERS USED THEIR EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TO ISSUE ANOTHER GOOD 2245 PRIVATE EFP’S FOR MARCH  (WE DO NOT GET A LOOK AT THESE CONTRACTS AS IT IS PRIVATE BUT THE CFTC DOES AUDIT THEM) AND 0 EFP’S FOR ALL OTHER MONTHS .  EFP’S GIVE OUR COMEX LONGS A FIAT BONUS PLUS A DELIVERABLE PRODUCT OVER IN LONDON. WE HAD ZERO COMEX SILVER COMEX LIQUIDATION. IF WE TAKE THE  OI LOSS AT THE COMEX OF  3591 CONTRACTS TO THE 2304 OI TRANSFERRED TO LONDON THROUGH EFP’S WE OBTAIN A LOSS OF 1287 OPEN INTEREST CONTRACTS.  WE STILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SILVER OUNCES THAT ARE STANDING FOR METAL IN JANUARY (SEE BELOW). THE NET GAIN TODAY IN OZ ON THE TWO EXCHANGES: 6.435 MILLION OZ!!!

RESULT: A FAIR SIZED DECREASE IN SILVER OI AT THE COMEX WITH THE FAIR SIZED LOSS  OF 13 CENTS IN PRICE (WITH RESPECT TO FRIDAY’S TRADING). BUT WE ALSO HAD ANOTHER STRONG 2304 EFP’S ISSUED TRANSFERRING COMEX LONGS OVER TO LONDON. TOGETHER WITH THE GOOD  SIZED AMOUNT OF SILVER OUNCES STANDING FOR JANUARY, DEMAND FOR PHYSICAL SILVER INTENSIFIES AS WE WITNESS MAJOR BANK SHORT COVERING ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASES IN GOFO AND SIFO RATES INDICATING SCARCITY.

(report Harvey)

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2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY: Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late SUNDAY night/MONDAY morning: Shanghai closed DOWN 35.13 points or 0.99% /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 187.23 pts or 0.56% / The Nikkei closed DOWN 2.54 POINTS OR 0.01%/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.37%/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.3319/Oil UP to 65.71 dollars per barrel for WTI and 69.76 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED MIXED TO RED .   ONSHORE YUAN CLOSED DOWN AGAINST THE DOLLAR AT 6.3319. OFFSHORE YUAN CLOSED DOWN AGAINST  THE ONSHORE YUAN AT 6.3407//ONSHORE YUAN MUCH WEALER AGAINST THE DOLLAR/OFF SHORE MUCH WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR/. THE DOLLAR (INDEX) IS  MUCH STRONGER AGAINST ALL MAJOR CURRENCIES. CHINA IS NOT HAPPY TODAY.(WEAKER CURRENCY AND WEAK MARKETS )

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

BOOM! Top Dogs At FBI Confirm They’re Corrupt With This Official Release Proving To Americans The Tyranny We’re Up Against

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by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

As if Americans needed any more proof that we can’t believe a word coming out of the mouths of what was supposed to be our nation’s pre-eminent law enforcement body, in this new story from Matt Agorist over at the Free Thought Project we get it.

Reporting that just released FBI documents claim that the founder of Russia Today, who died in a Washington DC hotel room back in 2015, killed himself by repeatedly smashing his head and upper body into the ground, causing massive blunt force trauma, the cause of death given by the FBI for Mikhail Lesin is as likely as the ‘official cause of death’ given for former American Title Services CEO Richard Talley, who allegedly shot himself in the back of the head with a nailgun 8 times, or the death of Gareth Williams, the former MI6 spy who ‘accidentally killed himself’ by locking himself inside of a carry-all bag according to Scotland Yard in the UK.  

With the FBI and DOJ’s weaponization by Barack Obama followed by numerous agents and lawyers selling their souls away to get Hillary Clinton elected, as David Knight reports in the first video below, between the FBI lying about Bundy Ranch, 9/11 and now Samsung phones ‘lost’ texts, President Trump has a massive job ahead of him to help Americans regain faith in our weaponized and totally politicized justice system and the obviously totally corrupt ‘gatekeepers’. 

Do you trust the FBI and DOJ after Barack Obama weaponized them against President Trump and America? To add a quick note, ANP knows that not all FBI and DOJ employees sold their souls to get Hillary elected and we thank each and every one of them, those who have not been completely corrupted, for their service to America. May God Bless. 
 

Do you trust the FBI and DOJ after Barack Obama weaponized them?

Of course, they are as good as gold…and as wonderful as Hillary!

Of course not, some of them are proven corrupt, rotten scoundrels

Disband the FBI and DOJ immediately!

Other

 

DoRiddles

While the Daily Mail recently reported that President Trump was going out of his way to discredit top FBI officials after his lawyer warned him that they may be used against him, all of the top comments on that story quickly get to the truth of the matter – corrupt members of the FBI and DOJ have completely destroyed their own credibility. The top two comments on that story.:

More fake news: “allegedly discredit FBI officials.” It has been proven that some officials, like Strzok and his girlfriend, have no credibility whatsoever. They need to be fired and investigated for obstruction of justice and illegal tempering with election results. Others have made monetary contributions to the Clinton campaign. You can’t discredit those any more than they have already discredited themselves. And whatever is “allegedly” reported about Trump in the fake stream media, always turns out to be yet another hoáx. 

The FBI has discredited themselves without any campaign by the President or anybody else for that matter. 


With nearly all of the autopsy for Lesin completely redacted as seen in the next two screenshots below proving that the FBI doesn’t want us to know the truth, will anything less than a full-scale housecleaning allow our justice system to work for the American peopleagain, rather than working for Hillary Clinton and the totally corrupt DNC? 

And between the FBI lying about the death of Lavoy Finnicum and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and the recent announcement by Congressional Rep. Paul Gosar that Obama’s ‘Weaponization’ of DOJ and Intelligence Services links to ‘Fast and Furious’, IRS, and the Benghazi Scandal, how much deeper does this rabbit hole go? 

We absolutely cannot forget about the massive stockpiling of weaponry and ammunition by government agencies during the reign of terrorist-in-chief Barack Obama, a man who switched sides on the war on terror (yes, that means he aided and abedded our enemies – treason!). Are holdovers from Obama’s government preparing to terrorize the American people? Just look at what happened in Las Vegas where Americans are still being lied to. What more do they know that they aren’t telling us? 

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

“SECRET EMPIRES” Book Hints At Exposing “Vast Corruption” By Barack Obama, Joe Biden & John Kerry

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by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:

A soon-to-be released book by “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer is being touted as a warts-and-all exposé set to reveal “vast corruption,” by some of Washington’s most powerful players — ever.  

Breitbart News reports:

On Monday, publishing giant HarperCollins released the book cover of Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s forthcoming book, Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. While little is known about the book’s contents, five images on the book’s cover suggest that Schweizer’s next targets may include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

According to the publisher, Secret Empires will expose vast corruption by top Washington figures who leverage their political power to enrich their family members and friends, often by helping grease deals with foreign entities.

Asked what’s in the book, Schweizer told Breibart News, “My publisher has me under a strict embargo not to reveal any contents from the book.”

“Sources reveal members of both parties will get a full Schweizer drill-down, including current members of Congress, high-ranking Obama officials, and the Trump family,” reports Axios’ Mike Allen.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

George Soros Declares War On President Trump and His Supporters

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

George Soros has made a fool of himself  at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He presented a demeanor that suggests that he is in serious cognitive decline. Clearly this former Nazi collaborator is losing his mental acuity. However, there is one thing that the world can be certain of, George Soros wants to bring harm to both the American people and to the current President in particular.

Soros’ Failed Prediction

Before launching into the latest Soros’ conspiracy which is directed by the American people, it is important to note that Soros prediction about President Trump, made one year ago, has proven to be horribly wrong.

One year ago, George Soros offered a series of catastrophic predictions that President Trump would be responsible for crashing the U.S. economy. This dire prediction has been proven false because over 3 million American have received bonuses as a result of the President’s tax plan. This may be the first time that trickle down economics has actually trickled down to the American people and it happened under Trump’s watch.

Soros Calls Out Trump Administration

George Soros went after President Trump with a vengeance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Soros stated that “I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,” according to Bloomberg News. Soros went on to say, “But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.”

Soros’ subsequent comments are strongly suggestive that he is planning an American Spring in which he and his organizations will cause tremendous domestic upheaval and we are already seeing the beginnings of this.

Who Needs Russian Collusion When We Have Soros Collusion to Steal an Election?

It would appear that Soros’ attacks upon the American people and President Trump are going to be the motivating force for this year’s midterm elections. To date, all of Soros’ dire predictions about President Trump have proven to be horribly incorrect. This has resulted in Soros being beside himself. Soros is now forecasting a Democratic landslide in the 2018 midterm elections. Soros believes that such an action would push back the global danger of the Trump administration. Soros has declared all-out war against American populism as he stated that his Open Society Foundation is diverting funding away from the third world and using these funds to ensure a Democratic victory this coming November.  This is by no means an idle threat as we don’t have to go back very far in time to recall the Soros’ inspired Arab Spring where Soros funded sources, combined with the efforts of Clinton State Department and the CIA, toppled government after government in the Middle East.

When one looks at the totality of the Soros comments, it is very clear that he is now bringing this same “Spring” plot to America in order to thwart any continuing American populism which has been enhanced by the election of Donald Trump.

Soros Is Even Turning On His NWO Allies at Google, Facebook and Twitter

The vehemence of George Soros towards President Trump and the American people cannot be overstated. In Soros’ final remarks at Davos, he began attacking his internet giant friends at Google and Facebook. He wants even more censorship that presently exists in the social media giants. This was a curious move because most are aware that Soros is an investor in both organizations, but that did not stop Soros from branding both of them as a “menace to society.”

“They deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide…This can be very harmful, particularly for adolescents. There is a similarity between internet platforms and gambling companies. Casinos have developed techniques to hook gamblers to the point where they gamble away all their money, even money they don’t have. Something very harmful and maybe irreversible is happening to human attention in the digital age. Not just distraction or addiction: social media companies are inducing people to give up their autonomy.”

Soros actually claimed that President Trump is attempting to turn America into “a mafia state” and this comes from a man who made money turning in fellow Jews to the Nazis and toppling government after government.

Read More @ TheCommonSenseShow.com

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is In Service To Israel

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by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Peter Jenkins, a former British ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, expresses concerns about the decisions of France, Germany, and the UK to appease President Trump on fixing “flaws” in the Iranian nuclear agreement. http://lobelog.com/europe-dont-go-all-wobbly-on-the-jcpoa/It is worth a read to see that the European governments are still Washington’s toadies despite the “hate Trump” attitude that allegedly prevails among Washington’s European vassals.

Readers need to understand that there are no flaws in the agreement.  The allegation of “flaws” is an Israeli orchestration in order to resurrect the attacks on Iran that the nuclear agreement terminated. What Trump is doing is appeasing Israel.  Israel doesn’t want Iran to have long range missiles, non-nuclear ones, that enhance Iran’s defensive posture.  More importantly, Israel does not want to lose the nuclear weapons charge that Israel invented and hoped to use to have the US military destabilize Iran a la Iraq and Libya. Israel’s problem with Syria and Iran is that both countries support Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia that has twice driven the vaunted Israeli army out of southern Lebanon, territory Israel wants to occupy for the water resources. If Israel, armed as it is with the American Zionist Neoconservatives who control US foreign policy, can resurrect the Western attack on Iran, Israel can perhaps pressure Iran to abandon Hezbollah and Lebanon to Israel.

Americans are so totally brainwashed by Israeli propaganda that there is no public restraint on Washington serving Israel’s interest. And that is what Trump is doing. The tough guy is nothing but a panderer for Israel.

What is going on has nothing whatsoever to do with the Iranian nuclear or missile program.  It has to do with Israel’s use of US power, including the intimidation power over Europe, to remove Iran as a constraint on Israeli expansion.

Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts.org

FBI Deputy Director McCabe Steps Down, Forced To Retire Early

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from ZeroHedge:

Update:  According to Fox News and CBS News’s Pat Milton just answered the question of why McCabe stepped down Monday when he would become eligible for his full pension benefits n March: McCabe was reportedly forced to step down. According to Fox News, McCabe was “removed” from his post as deputy director, “leaving the bureau after months of conflict-of-interest complaints from Republicans including President Trump.”

In both cases, his early departure suggests that he was forced out.

Several media outlets reported that McCabe is using his remaining vacation days to go on “terminal leave” and that his official retirement from the agency won’t happen until March, allowing him to collect the full pension.

As we noted last week, FBI Director Wray threatened to resign after being pressured by AG Jeff Sessions.

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In a move that was widely expected (although not for another month or so), Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down effective Monday, NBC reported.

McCabe, who briefly served as acting director last year after Trump fired Comey, first let it slip to the Washington Post late last year that he would be retiring in the coming months as Congressional Republicans targeted him for criticism surrounding his pro-Clinton bias (McCabe’s wife even secured campaign funding from Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, something he initially failed to disclose).

Around the time of the reports of his impending retirement, McCabe had spent several marathon sessions answering questions from Congressional committees behind closed doors.

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Mueller’s Collusion Probe is Unravelling Fast

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by Onan Coca, Freedom Outpost:

On Monday night’s episode of Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show he sat down with former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova who sounded a very skeptical note about Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in our recent presidential election.

JOE DIGENOVA: [Strzok’s text messages] suggest, as we have said from the beginning, that there was a brazen plot to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime. 

Everything we have seen from these texts, and from all the facts developing, shows that the FBI and senior DOJ officials conspired to violate the law, and deny Donald Trump his civil rights.

The motive would be that they didn’t like Donald Trump, they didn’t think that he was fit to be president, and they were going to do everything within their power to exonerate Hillary Clinton, and if she lost to frame Donald Trump with a false crime, because they didn’t think he should be president.

TUCKER CARLSON: What do you make of the claim that five months of text messages between Strzok and Page have somehow disappeared — as Lois Lerner’s emails did, as Hillary Clinton’s emails did. 

DIGENOVA: As an old U.S. attorney who has watched obstructions of justice over the years, that explanation from the Bureau is ludicrous. Those texts were either purposely destroyed, or, period. They were purposely destroyed. Moreover, they exist somewhere. I can tell you the NSA has them, other companies have them. Verizon has them, [or] AT&T. And if the Bureau can’t figure out how to get them, they’re in worse shape than I thought they were. 

Those texts exist, and if they don’t exist, they were destroyed. 

TUCKER CARLSON: So you suggest this was obstruction of justice. How do you proceed if the country’s chief law enforcement agency is guilty of that? 

DIGENOVA: Well, the Attorney General needs to appoint a special counsel, and if he doesn’t want to do that, he needs to make sure the criminal division of the Justice Department impanels a grand jury immediately and starts putting in that grand jury, under oath, Comey Strzok, Page, Baker, McCabe, everybody. And senior Justice Dept. officials Sally Yates, Bruce Ohr, and others — John Carlin, the head of the national security division. All of these people need to be in front of a grand jury. We have long since passed the time when we need to have just Congressional investigations over this. 

Read More @ FreedomOutpost.com

Study Shows One State Has Robbed Its Citizens of $42 Million Just to Cover Up Police Crimes

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by Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project:

The investigation found that less than 1 percent of the 65,000 complaints filed in the state resulted in the officers being charged with a crime.

The results have been released in a two-year investigation into police conduct in the state of New Jersey, and it has revealed a system of rampant corruption that has cost taxpayers more than $42 million to cover up the actions of killer cops in the last decade.

The money was used to settle lawsuits from more than 200 citizens over things such as wrongful deaths, physical abuses, sexual misconduct and harassment. According to the investigation, which was conducted the Asbury Park Press, not only did the majority of the officers never face charges for their actions—they often kept their jobs and were later promoted.

Nearly 65,000 internal affairs complaints have been filed since 2011, and only 226—which is less than 1 percent—resulted in the officers being charged with a crime.

The officers who resigned often received compensation, even when it was their deadly or corrupt actions that led to their resignation in the first place. The report claimed that taxpayers shelled out more than $700,000 to 68 officers as compensation for their quiet resignations. Three of those officers went on to become “gypsy cops,” a phenomenon documented by The Free Thought Project that occurs when officers commit heinous offenses, and then simply transfer to a new department.

The investigation is notable because the majority of the corruption has gone on behind closed doors. As the Asbury Park Press reported, “the damage is concealed by government officials who use a veil of secret settlements and nondisclosure agreements to silence victims.” 

“Investigations of rogue cops are routinely hidden from the public by police, elected officials and even the courts. The secretive payouts that keep abuses quiet are a vital part of a system that enables bad cops to do their worst. The secrecy starts at the police department and rises through the highest levels of government. Some of the state’s largest cities and insurance carriers refused to release government documents that are at the core of the rogue cop problem. But the tens of millions of dollars paid to settle hundreds of legal claims are not the worst part. Many of the bad cops remain on the street.”

One of the officers highlighted in the investigation was MD Kahn. He was involved in a police chase on June 4, 2017, when the car officers were pursuing crashed into another car, causing it to catch on fire. Miguel Feliz, an innocent father who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught on fire along with his car after he was the victim in the crash.

When a bystander, who was filming the scene, saw Feliz scrambling to take off his burning clothes, he called out to the officers to help him. As TFTP reported, they did the opposite, and “after police rapidly approached the man, with guns drawn, they began kicking him in the ribs and head, apparently mistaking him for Pinkston. It was only after kicking and beating him that they then decided to drag him away from the flames of the burning vehicle.”

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

 

The Left’s Vindictive Databases: For Blaming, Shaming, Defaming, and SWATting

by James Wesley Rawles, Survival Blog:

A key tactic of The Left is to demonize their political opponents. They have become increasingly sophisticated at this since the turn of the 21st Century. Most recently they have assembled voluminous databases on “Right Wing”, “Alt-Right” , and “Hate Groups.” But by lumping together legitimate conservative political activists (such as Tea Party groups) and right to life groups in the same lists as racists, bigots, the KKK, and assorted anti-Semites, they have besmirched the reputations of nearly everyone who opposes the socialist agenda. Some of the latest generations of databases can safely be called Vindictive Databases.

A new article in Wired magazine describes the level of database automation that The Left are now employing: Meet Antifa’s Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists. This article reveals a large database called Whack-a-mole. This tool automatically mines data from Facebook, based on keywords like “patriot” and “anti-Obama” without applying human analysis. Therefore, a considerable percentage of the 400,000 “far right extremists” flagged by this system are surely false positives. And even more alarmingly, the key creator of Whack-a-mole publicly admitted that she has shared some of the database information with the Antifa radicals.

Vindictive Databases

Although some of the development of leftist databases can merely be ascribed to over-enthusiasm or political zeal, much of it is truly vindictive.  Some of it crosses the line into indiscriminate mudslinging. Their “special reports” and databases employ a mix of fact, fiction, supposition, and innuendo. Their reports and web sites often include often spurious “hate maps” that erroneously pinpoint conservative Christian groups, pro-family groups, and Right to Life advocates. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)‘s widely-publicized Hate Map is truly a conglomeration of fact and fantasy. Looking at the heavily-pimpled map, an outside observer would easily assume that the Inland Northwest region is on a par with the racist hatefulness of the Deep South in the 1930s. But that is far, far from the truth!  We get along just fine here, and we tend to judge people as individuals–not in “race” groups.

The leftist databases are often used in attempt to blame and shame people who are actually innocent and blameless. Much of the “research” (with tenuous connections) that the SPLC and other groups have complied has been parroted verbatim by the ADL, and in multi-jurisdictional Task Force “extremism reports”–at the local, state, and Federal level.

Police databases–already plagued by internal errors–are made even worse by injecting SPLC data. By mixing facts with unsupported surmises, the SPLC and other “extremism researchers” have cast a wide net. In fact this net is so wide that it extends to guilt by non-association. It goes so far as to group together anti-racists (such as the American Redoubt movement) with racists. Similarly, it attempts to make genuine supporters of Israel seem somehow connected with anti-Semites. Another bad boy list  even put a Muslim anti-jihadist in a list of “anti-Muslim extremists.” This shows just how convoluted the logic of The Left has become. Some of this data is so absurdly false or exaggerated that it has been denounced even by other leftist researchers.

Flawed Databases: Garbage In, Garbage Out

The truly frightening thing about these flawed leftist databases is that they are accepted as near gospel by naive law enforcement officials.  The Intelligence Fusion Centers and Task Forces routinely use SPLC-supplied data to fill their own databases. From what I’ve read, this has been going on since sometime before 2009.  It is often a case of “Garbage in, garbage out.” (A database that includes tainted data can only dispense tainted data.)  The same thing has happened in Great Britain. Today, all across America, police departments–large and small–have this bad data pushed down to the patrol car level. Some of that data is from vindictive databases, so it includes false accusations, slanted descriptions, fictitious memberships, incorrect locations, and merely assumed allegiances.

This widespread erroneous information might sound fairly innocuous, but it could actually be a matter of life or death, for motorists. This is because it is now standard operating procedure to “run a plate” for any car that is pulled over, before approaching it. In fact, many departments now use automated plate scanners–so it doesn’t even require a conscious decision. With automation, license plate numbers are quickly associated with Registered Owners. Then, in turn, many departments and agencies flag the names of registered owners from multiple databases, including lists of registered CCW permit holders, Social Security Numbers, and cross-correlated with those “lists of Potentially Dangerous Individuals.”

The Police Officer Training Mantras

After being supplied spurious information (via a flawed database) a patrol officer is naturally on high alert. Say, for example, that a database flag warns an officer that you are associated with the Sovereign Citizens movement. Whether this is true or not, the officer has visions of a shootout running through his head. After all, he’s received training about how “incredibly dangerous” those people can be. He regularly reads about their threat to his safety in police magazines. He has been trained: “Officer Safety is Paramount.”  So, whether consciously or unconsciously, he treats what would have otherwise been a routine traffic stop as a felony stop. Therefore, he starts out the encounter with an itchy trigger finger. Why?  Because of a mantra heard every day in  locker rooms, training rooms, and briefing rooms. It is: “Go home safe to your wife and kids tonight.”

The SWAT Factor

There have been dozens of incidents in recent years wherein police officers have over-reacted. Granted, the majority of the roughly 1,000 killings by police each year are justified. But a few are not. Actually, more than just a few. And this doesn’t only happen in big cities.  Some of the shootings have been out in ranching country. And it isn’t only blacks who have been singled out. Nor is it just random traffic stops where police over-react. It also happens when police are maliciously called to a scene, in what is commonly called SWATting. It its this SWAT factor that concerns me the most.

One Likely Scenario

Here is one all-too plausible chain of events: 1.) A leftist erroneously puts “John Smith”–a law-abiding and peaceable right winger–into a Hate Database. 2.) That database is subsequently shared between multiple law enforcement agencies. 3.) Someone gets drunk and decides to make a prank “Anonymous Tip” call to the police about John Smith. This happens either because he simply dislikes John, or because he has read that John is one of those people. One Saturday evening, he calls the local police department from a burner cell phone. He falsely reports that he has heard a “loud domestic dispute, breaking glass, and shots fired”, at the home of John Smith, at 123 Main Street.

Then it gets ugly, as the chain of events plays out, and as the Law of Unintended Consequences kicks in:  4.) Before the police arrive, they are warned that John Smith is a Potentially Dangerous Individual. So they send in a SWAT team, on high alert. Meanwhile, John is at home watching a movie on television. He is cleaning his AR-15, after a day at the rifle range. 5.) Looking through a window, a SWAT officer sees John holding the AR. Then John sees a strange red light and instinctively turns in that direction. 6.) With the aid of a laser aiming light on his department-issued AR, the SWAT officer shoots John six times, in rapid succession.

The Likely Aftermath

End result: John Smith is dead. The Anonymous Caller is never charged or even identified. The police officer is exonerated, after he testifies that he felt that “his safety was endangered.” The FBI national death statistics increment by one digit. The statistics for “a crime involving an ‘assault rifle’” increment by one digit. A leftist group adds a mention in their monthly magazine that “another extremist was killed, in a shootout with police.” They put another dot on their Right Wing Extremist Incidents map.  John’s family attends a somber funeral.

If the foregoing hypothetical SWATting description sounds far-fetched to you, then read this. The police never even saw a gun, but yet they shot him without hesitation.

As time goes on, the leftist vindictive databases will surely continue to grow. They will continue to be shared. And, unfortunately, there will be an increasing chance that they will be either innocently misapplied, or maliciously used as a political cudgel. SWATting may become more commonplace.

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