Saturday, August 8, 2020

Are Multiple “Failed Coups” Leading To The Engineered Fall Of America

by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:

There has been a lot of talk about “coups” the past two years, not just in the U.S. but around the globe. As I have noted in recent articles, failed coups in particular have been very popular as a way for certain governments to solidify power and assert dictatorial changes. In some cases, there has been no concrete evidence presented that the coup ever really existed.

In Turkey in 2016, Recep Erdogan claimed “success” in stopping a potential coup involving numerous government employees and military personnel which included active combat around major government sites such as the presidential palace and Turkish parliament. Erdogen argues that the coup was a part of the “Gulen Movement,” a political opposition movement surrounding Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogen who has resided in the U.S. since 1999 and had a falling out with the Turkish president in 2013 after criticisms of Erdogen’s corruption.

Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

I have known a lot of good cops, I have defended a lot of good cops, and I have been fortunate to call a number of good cops friends.

So when I say that warrior cops—hyped up on their own authority and the power of the badge—have not made America any safer or freer, I am not disrespecting any of the fine, decent, lawful police officers who take seriously their oath of office to serve and protect their fellow citizens, uphold the Constitution, and maintain the peace.

Beyond Parody: John Brennan Hails Colin Kaepernick For ‘Giving Meaning’ To The Constitution

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by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Former CIA director John Brennan hailed Colin Kaepernick on Monday after news of his Nike endorsement deal came out saying he did not “disrespect our flag” by kneeling during the national anthem but instead gave “meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution.”

“Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America,” Brennan tweeted on Monday night. “He did so not to disrespect our flag but to give meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution–‘in order to form a more perfect union.’ Well done, Colin, well done.”

Red Hen Nightmare: Restaurant That Refused To Serve Sarah Sanders Is Torpedoing The Town’s Tourism Business

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by Matt Vespa, Townhall:

In June, Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to eat at The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia. They were refused service. Yes, in the great fight against the Trump White House, some liberals decided that they would take their stand here. It was so brave (sarc.). The whole episode is just absurd (via WaPo):

Can’t We Just Leave Syria Alone?

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by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:

Assad was supposed to be gone already. President Obama thought it would be just another “regime change” operation and perhaps Assad would end up like Saddam Hussein or Yanukovych. Or maybe even Gaddafi. But he was supposed to be gone. The US spent billions to get rid of him and even provided weapons and training to the kinds of radicals that attacked the United States on 9/11.

But with the help of his allies, Assad has nearly defeated this foreign-sponsored insurgency.

The US fought him every step of the way. Each time the Syrian military approached another occupied city or province, Washington and its obedient allies issued the usual warnings that Assad was not liberating territory but was actually seeking to kill more of his own people.

Repeating Churchill’s Bungles: Will US Drive Turkey into Joining the Shanghai Pact?

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by Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture:

In 1917, the professional head of the British Army, Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson in 1917 explained why the Allies were losing World War I because they kept pouring out lives, weapons and resources on capturing tiny unimportant locations on the Western Front while Imperial Germany conquered Eastern and Southern Europe, invading and occupying one major country after another:

“We take Bullecourt, they take Rumania; We take Messines, they take Russia; We don’t take Passchendaele, they take Italy,” Wilson told Winston Churchill.

Today, Washington is moving heaven and earth to integrate such major world powers as Macedonia, Montenegro and Georgia into NATO to join those vital pillars of world security Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. And at the same time, it is obsessed with imposing ruinous sanctions on Turkey.

BOMBSHELL! President Trump Was Right – Obama Must Have Signed Off to Spy on Trump if It Did Not Go Through FISA Court!

by Joe Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

President Obama must have signed off on FISA warrant to spy on candidate and President Trump!

TGP reported over the weekend that it appears that the reason there was no FISA Court hearing on the Carter Page FISA warrant was because Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch forced through the application per an obscure loophole in the law.

Erdogan Calls on Global Trading Partners to Smash US Dollar Monopoly

from Russia Insider:

America’s estranged, sanctioned NATO ally riling against the source of its power

Turkey will pursue non-dollar transactions in trade and investment with other countries, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in response to US sanctions. He compared the US’ behavior towards his country to “wild wolves.”

“We need to gradually end the monopoly of the dollar once and for all by using local and national currency among us,” Erdogan said at a business forum in Kyrgyzstan.

‘If the Public Knew What Child Abuse Pics Show, They’d Be Up in Arms’ – Academic

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from Sputnik News:

According to Dr. Bernard Gallagher of the University of Huddersfield, the UK government is doing a poor job when it comes to protecting children online from sexual abuse and exploitation.

The issue of keep children safe from online grooming an other forms of abuse took center stage on Monday, as the UK Home Minister Sajid Javid delivered a speech on the matter.