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COMMENTARY: Mad Dog Mattis, The Destroyer Of Raqqa, Frets About Losing Moral Authority

This is an interesting article published today on Russia’s State-owned rt.com. Could Brendon O’Connell be right about Mattis? We personally doubt that could be the case, simply because there are too many interests, these criminals have already too much power and we find it hard to believe that someone at that level hasn’t read history and is unaware of what Israel truly represents in the overall scheme. But, we could be wrong, so let’s begin to watch Mattis moves more closely. Only time will tell. 

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“Mad Dog Mattis, the destroyer of Raqqa, frets about losing moral authority,” Source: rt.com

It’s parallel universe time when US Pentagon chief James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis complains that America’s “moral authority” is being undermined by others – specifically Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

This is the ex-Marine general who gained his ruthless reputation from when illegally occupying US troops razed the Iraqi city of Fallujah in the 2004-2005 using “shake and bake” bombardment of inhabitants with banned white phosphorus incendiaries.

A repeat of those war crimes happened again last year under Mattis’ watch as Pentagon chief when US warplanes obliterated the Syrian city of Raqqa, killing thousands of civilians. Even the pro-US Human Rights Watch abhorred the repeated use of white phosphorus during that campaign to “liberate” Raqqa, supposedly from jihadists.

These are but two examples from dense archives of US war crimes committed over several decades, from its illegal intervention in Syria to Libya, from Iraq to Vietnam, back to the Korean War in the early 1950s when American carpet bombing killed millions of innocent civilians.

For Mattis to lament during a speech at a naval college last week that America’s moral authority is being eroded by Putin is a symptom of the delusional official thinking infesting Washington.

According to Mattis, the problem of America’s diminishing global reputation has nothing to do with US misconduct – even though the evidence is replete to prove that systematic misconduct. No, the problem, according to him, is that Russia’s Putin is somehow sneakily undermining Washington’s moral authority.

Mattis told his audience: “Putin aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America’s moral authority.” He added that the Russian leader’s “actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.”

The US Secretary of Defense doesn’t elaborate on how he thinks Russia is achieving this dastardly plot to demean America. It is simply asserted as fact. This has been a theme recycled over and over by officials in Washington and Brussels, other Western government leaders and of course NATO and its affiliated think-tanks. All of which has been dutifully peddled by Western news media.

It is classic “in denial” thinking. The general loss of legitimacy and authority by Western governments is supposedly nothing to do with their own inherent failures and transgressions, from bankrupt austerity economics to deteriorating social conditions, to illegal US-led wars and the repercussions of blowback terrorism and mass migration of refugees.

Oh no. What the ruling elites are trying to do is shift the blame from their own culpability on to others, principally Russia.

American political analyst Randy Martin says that Mattis’ latest remarks show a form of collective delusion among Western political establishments and their aligned mainstream news media.

“What a powerful delusion Mattis and Western leaders like him are encumbered with,” says Martin. “The US undercuts and compromises its own avowed beliefs and ideals because it has lost any moral integrity that it might have feasibly pretended to have due to decades of its own criminal foreign conduct.”

The analyst added: “America’s so-called moral authority is the free pass it gives itself to topple democracy in Ukraine, replacing it with neo-Nazis; it has turned economically prosperous Libya into a wasteland, after murdering its leader Muammar Gaddafi; it funds and openly sponsors the MKO terror group in Iran for regime change in Tehran; and it is neck deep in fueling the Saudi coalition’s genocidal war in Yemen.”

Despite this litany of criminality committed by the US with the acquiescence of European allies, Washington, says Martin, “preaches a bizarre doctrine of ‘exceptionalism’ and somehow arrogates a moral right to dominate the world. This is the fruit of the diseased minds of sociopaths.”

This week, three headline-making issues speak volumes about America’s declining moral authority.

First, there are the harrowing scenes of thousands of migrant children being ripped away from parents at the Mexican border, forcibly housed in wire cages, sobbing relentlessly from the trauma. There has been an outcry around the world over the heartless “zero-tolerance” policy by the Trump administration. The United Nations condemned it as “unconscionable”.

One editorial writer for the Washington Post called Trump’s policy “barbarous”, and said it was inflicting “great damage to the fabric of our democracy”.

Secondly, the Trump administration is recklessly pushing ahead with a trade war against China and its Western allies. The unilateral imposition of tariffs by the White House in disregard for international trade laws has prompted European officials to deplore how Trump is “undermining the global rules-based system”.

Thirdly, there is widespread horror at the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen where millions of civilians are in danger of starving to death due to the US-backed Saudi and Emirati offensive on the critical port city of Hodeida.

Lastly, the US withdrawal this week from the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council, which UN ambassador Nikki Haley lambasted for being a “cesspool of prejudice” against Israel, caused consternation that Washington was cynically trying to shut down criticism of its support for Israel and its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.

In all three issues, US global standing is tarnished by its own policy-making, decisions, and conduct. Increasingly, Washington is becoming the full-fledged rogue regime that many observers had already concluded it was from decades of illegal wars and subterfuges. What is different now is that the rogue image is becoming impossible to not notice or to conceal by self-serving propaganda and myths that the Western media indulged in for decades.

Mattis’ protests about the US losing its moral authority are more to do with a growing fear of one’s own nakedness. Like the emperor who had no clothes, the naked ugliness of American global power is becoming more and more exposed.

Arguably, it is not a case of US power becoming more malevolent or wayward over time. That has always been the case; only in the past the perniciousness was handily concealed by an efficient, servile news media.

With increasing global communications and alternative sources of news and analysis, the erstwhile media monopoly that the US enjoyed along with its Western lackeys is no longer dominant. Western public, in particular, have more information sources to allow a more critical, independent assessment of their governments and the official narratives. This is why the supposed “moral authority” of the US government is being challenged. People are seeing through the veil of lies and misinformation, and making the correct conclusions.

Not only no clothes, but the emperor’s hands are covered in blood from massive crimes against humanity and atrocious wars of aggression that were previously denied or hidden.

One suspects that what’s really agitating Mattis and other apologists for US illegal wars and malevolent conduct is that the unvarnished truth is being told by alternative sources.

America’s purported “moral authority” is not being lost. It never had any in the first place. What’s being lost is the illusion of authority.

 

Google Doodle

Father’s Day Google Doodle End Times Symbolism

If you read what the Jewish media has to say about today’s Google Doodle, it will make your stomach turn. Here you have it: ‘This Super cute Father’s Day Google Doodle Will Make you Nostalgic’, ‘To Celebrate Father’s Day, Google Doodle Splashes Colour And Symbolism’(Symbolism, for sure!), ‘Google Doodle commemorates with colorful inverted hand prints which look like dinosaurs‘. REALLY?! ALWAYS FILTH HIDDEN UNDER ‘SOCIALLY CARING GOOGLE’. Come on people!!!!! Have you noticed the 6 hands with the 6 fingers? Do you know what the dragon represents in the end times which is where we are at? Well, take a look below. And most of all, KEEP IN MIND THAT WITH THESE JEWS THERE IS NEVER A COINCIDENCE! They are clearly telling us that Satan is our Father! 

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“Revelation 12 KJV,” Source: biblegateway.com 

12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man-child.

14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

IDF

Israel To Outlaw Filming Of Anti-Palestinian Atrocities

These ill criminals don’t want their atrocities to be on film. If they do this to Palestinians, imagine what they have in store for you Goy! Oh! But isn’t Israel the only democracy in the Middle East? Aren’t the Jews the first to express their ‘hatred’ against racism? How long until JUSTICE IS DONE?! Are there any REAL human beings left in this world?! Or is it that what we see walking on this earth are just BRAINLESS ZOMBIES! 

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“Israel to outlaw filming of anti-Palestinian atrocities,” Source: presstv.com
Israel’s cabinet ministers have authorized a bill that would criminalize filming of the Israeli soldiers’ atrocities against the Palestinians while on duty.
A ministerial committee which oversees legislation voted in favor of the controversial bill on Sunday.
The bill, sponsored by the Yisrael Beitenu party in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition, would subject anyone caught filming or publishing footage “with intent to harm the morale of Israel’s soldiers or its inhabitants” to up to five years in prison.

It would give 10 years in jail to those intending to damage Israel’s “national security.”

The parliament will probably vote the bill this week. If passed, it will be scrutinized and amended before three more parliamentary votes needed for it to pass into law.

In recent months, Israeli troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally killing Palestinians, with the videos going viral online and sparking condemnations of the regime’s military.

A video circulated online in April showed the moment an Israeli sniper shoots an unarmed Palestinian protester near the border fence in the besieged enclave. The sniper and the other soldiers are heard rejoicing following the “successful” shooting.

An Israeli human rights organization also in August 2017 captured a video showing Israeli settlers verbally abusing Palestinians and swearing at the holy religion of Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the presence of regime forces.

The B’Tselem video shows the Israelis from the settlement of Kiryat Arba using obscene language through a loudspeaker against a Palestinian woman, who is a local volunteer for the group and is filming the incident from her window.

In March 2016, Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria shot dead a Palestinian who was lying immobile on the ground, following an alleged stabbing attack in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter and given 18 months in prison. However, he was released earlier this month after serving only two-thirds of his sentence.

Yisrael Beitenu leader and Minister of Military Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, said: “Israeli soldiers are under constant attack by Israel haters and supporters of terrorism who look constantly to degrade and sully them. We will put an end to this.”

However, Deputy Palestinian Information Minister Fayez Abu Aitta condemned the move and told Reuters, “This decision aims to cover up crimes committed by Israeli soldiers against our people, and to free their hands to commit more crimes.”

The phrasing of the bill stops short of a blanket ban, aiming instead at “anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian organizations” which spend “entire days near Israeli soldiers waiting breathlessly for actions that can be documented in a slanted and one-sided way so that soldiers can be smeared.”

The bill claims that B’Tselem and several other rights groups are supported by organizations and governments with “a clear anti-Israel agenda” and that the videos aim to damage Israel and its national security.

The ban would cover social networks as well as traditional media.

B’Tselem spokesman Amit Gilutz shrugged off the bill and said, “If the occupation embarrasses the government, then the government should take action to end it.”

“Documenting the reality of the occupation will continue regardless of such ridiculous legislation efforts,” he pointed out.

Palestinian journalists in May condemned the draft law, entitled “Prohibition against photographing and documenting IDF soldiers.”

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PCJ) said in a statement that the “racist” bill “severely attacks the profession of the press and legitimizes the criminal practices committed by the Israeli occupation army against the Palestinian people.”

Putin-Lenin

COMMENTARY: Russia Manifesto Outlining Plans Is Coming True

Anthony Sutton clearly documents the link between the Jewish International Bankers and the Bolshevik Revolutionaries in his book titled “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution” published in 1974. He also documents in his three-volume book titled: “Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 1917 to 1930” how western capitalistic nations financed most of the economic growth of the Soviet Union. So this ‘western’ Communist infiltration should come as no surprise to us, instead, the level of ignorance that Americans have of their own history, as well as their passiveness towards these facts, is what is hard to believe.

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“Russia manifesto outlining plans is coming true,” Source: news.com.au

EVER wondered what Vladimir Putin is up to infiltrating the US elections? Surprisingly, there is an answer to that.
In 1997, a Russian political scientist named Aleksandr Dugin and a serving Russian General named Nikolai Klokotov sat down and wrote a text that would become the foundation of Russian geopolitical strategy over the next 20 years. It was called “Foundations of Geopolitics” and it was all about how Russia could reassert itself in the world.
Chillingly, the book now reads like a to-do list for Putin’s behavior on the world stage.

Perhaps surprisingly, the document is not a secret. It has long been known to observers of Russian foreign policy and has served as a textbook among a generation of military strategists. But with the scandal over Russian influence in the US elections, growing by the day, it’s surprising how little coverage this important text has been given.

The book starts out by saying that the shrewd thing for Russia to do is to steer clear of direct military confrontation. Instead, the book counsels Russian leaders to favor political stealth. It emphasizes the need for the infiltration of Western institutions, and the use of soft power to shape the world in Russia’s favor. Sound familiar yet? We haven’t even got to the good stuff.

The text then goes into a very specific list of to-dos, about Russia’s posture towards almost every nation on earth.

Let’s start close to Russia. The book argues that Ukraine should – surprise, surprise – be annexed by Russia. “Ukraine as a state has no geopolitical meaning, no particular cultural import or universal significance, no geographic uniqueness, no ethnic exclusiveness, its certain territorial ambitions represents an enormous danger for all of Eurasia and, without resolving the Ukrainian problem, it is in general senseless to speak about continental politics.” It goes on to argue that the only use for an independent Ukraine would be to provide a barrier to Europe, but that it’s not necessary.

Next, it turns to Britain. The book’s authors say Russia should encourage Britain to leave the European Union, and thus weaken it. That’s right. Russian strategists were openly arguing in favor of Brexit in 1997 when it was still just a glimmer in Nigel Farage’s eyes.

Score so far, Putin: 2, Rest of World: 0.

How about the rest of the world? It identifies Iran as a key ally for Russia and recommends that Turkey should receive a series of “geopolitics shocks” using Kurds and Armenians to keep it off-balance. I’d give that Putin: 4, Rest of World: 0.

The document even mentions Australia, if only in its relation to China. It says that China should be encouraged to have its geopolitical posture aligned to its south – Indo-China (except Vietnam), the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia – so that Russia can remain predominant on the “Eurasian” mainland. It also talks about making Germany and France the predominant powers in the European Union, in order to unbalance that alliance, and encourage an anti-Atlantic sentiment on the continent. Score so far is Putin: 6, Rest of World: 0.

But perhaps most amazing part of the book is when it calls for Russia to “introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilising internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics.” If that reads like an accurate description of Trump’s inner-circle, again remember that this text was written twenty years ago.

Like Putin, Dugin and Klokotov saw the collapse of the Soviet state as humiliating. They believed that the West had hacked infiltrated their institutions in the late-1980s, and weakened the Soviet state from within. They, therefore, sought revenge in kind – influencing the institutions of other countries, to return Russia to what they considered its rightful place as a superpower.

It’s now clear to everyone but Sean Spicer that Trump’s campaign was in communication with the Kremlin for a year leading up to his election victory. The revelation on Thursday about Jeff Sessions means that this is the story that will dominate Trump’s first term. Putin: 7, Rest of World: 0.

Of course, every nation has influential strategic thinkers who help leaders shape their thinking, but the Foundations of Geopolitics has had an outsized influence since it’s publication 20 years ago. By some accounts, the book has been used to teach a generation of military officers in Russia, while Dugin himself continues to be considered a member of Putin’s inner circle.

There are many factors that go into geopolitics — and it can be easy to overstate Putin’s influence on what are tendencies that may have arisen anyway. But reading through the document, it is hard to escape the conclusion that much of Russia’s foreign policy has been shaped by Dugin and Klokotov’s thinking – and that that is in turn, shaping the way the world is heading.

And that should be a concern to us all. Their thinking breaks with many of the central tenets that underpin our politics. It rejects democracy and places nationalism at the heart of how geopolitics should operate. It is essentially a wholesale rejection of the globalization that Western economies have engaged in during the past four decades.

The question for the US intelligence community, and the Congress leaders who are looking into Russian influence in the US election, now becomes, what will Putin do next? Was his mission in assisting Trump’s election simply to pay back the USA for the collapse of the Soviet Union? Or is it to simply weaken the US, so that his own Eurasian Union — a hierarchical, anti-democratic alliance of countries with Russia at its head — can become a superpower? Who knows, but in the same way that the USA felt they had a friend in the Kremlin when President Gorbachev was in power, Putin clearly has a friend in the White House. If I were Putin, I’d be playing that card for as long as it lasts.

 

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COMMENTARY: How Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Making Russian Fascism Great Again

They infiltrated absolutely everything creating “the filth” they are now pretending to fight against. Dugin’s ‘fight’ is nothing more than the manipulation and control of the opposition called far-right. They have always ruled both sides of the coin. Welcome to 21st century Comintern! 

Screenshot from Alexander Dugin's YouTube channel
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“How Trump’s foreign policy is making Russian fascism great again,” Source: Hareetz.com

As he sabotages America’s strategic alliances in favor of pro-Kremlin autocrats, the president is acting out the geopolitical fantasies of Alexander Dugin, rising Russian fascist ideologue and guru to Trump’s alt-right base.

“There are not many instances in history which show great and powerful states creating alliances and organizations to limit their own strength.”

That’s what the famous theorist of U.S. geopolitics, Nicholas J. Spykman, once wrote. Today’s Republican Party may be an exception to the rule.

The Trumpist wing of the GOP and its alt-right fan base is dedicated to curbing the power of liberals on the world stage, sabotaging U.S. influence abroad in favor of international, radical right-wing alliances, with partners who are explicitly enamored of the Kremlin.

It’s hardly surprising, then, that Alexander Dugin, a leading Russian fascist ideologue, and nexus for far-right activists all over Europe and the U.S., welcomes Trump as the harbinger of a new world order. It’s more surprising, and worrying, that the Trump foreign policy pivot is beginning to resemble some of Dugin’s unsavory theories.

Because the U.S. has traditionally worked diplomatically to re-enforce ties with elected governments in Europe, this subversive effort by the GOP appears to stake the U.S.’s global position on the continued rise of the radical right.

A key example can be found in Germany, where Trump’s loose-cannon approach has rendered the U.S. an untrustworthy ally in the public eye, making Putin look reliable by comparison.

When the U.S. ambassador to Germany effectively told Breitbart that he favored the resurgent “anti-establishment” populists – a hat-tip to the far-right party, Alternative for Germany – over the elected government, the news only further confirmed that the Trump Administration is more interested in undermining the U.S.’s own allies and liberal democracy, than it is in building credibility and solidarity.

The question then arises: Are America’s post-war allies still the allies of the Trumpist GOP, and vice versa?

The GOP’s new diplomacy bases international alliances on ideological allegiances over diplomatic commitments and strategic interests. When nationalism is raised to the level of state ideology, like attracts like, and different authoritarian nationalist parties buoy each other up to achieve a particular balance of power.

A hint at the return of this form of sovereignty can be drawn from the names and places of far-right organizing. There is Paul Manafort’s “Hapsburg Group” and the 2014 Vienna Conference of oligarchs, aristocrats, and far-right politicians on the anniversary of Metternich’s 1814 Congress of Vienna. And then there is the bizarre and repeated identification of French President Emmanuel Macron with Napoleon, a much-loathed figure in the historiography of the Central and Eastern European far-right.

The League party's activists hold flares as they arrive to attend a rally by party's leader Matteo Salvini, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.
Antonio Calanni/AP

The set of “anti-establishment” far-right forces currently riding populism into power cares little for “the people” and much for the trappings of Empire.

What is most striking about these moves by the Trump wing of the Republican Party is its obvious shift in geopolitical doctrine. On the most fundamental levels, the U.S. is now subdivided utterly into two competing groups with two entirely different geopolitical aims.

In one camp, the Trumpist GOP exhibits strong isolationist tendencies, positing an “America First!” exuberant nationalism. In the other, the Democratic Party seeks and has sought, with mixed results, to contain the rise of Russian influence in Europe and Eurasia.

These two different strategic interests diverge so greatly as to represent two irreconcilable worldviews with totally contradictory sets of values and ideals.

French far right leader Marine Le Pen, Austria's Freedom Party Secretary General Harald Vilimsky (L) and Front National Vice-President, Louis Aliot at a May Day gathering in Nice, France. May 1, 2018
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Though isolationist, the Republican Party is also expansionist, at least ideologically, as it seeks to weaken its liberal opponents worldwide and to cultivate stronger ties with opposition populist far-right parties that are openly affiliated with the Russian Federation. Needless to say, this is a pivot for which the Kremlin devoutly wishes and a network it both openly and quietly facilitates and funds.

The explicitly geopolitical ideology underlying this right-wing alliance, which engages particularly the Austrian Freedom Party and the League in Italy, as well as Iran and Syria, is what’s known as “neo-Eurasianism.” 

This so-called “philosophy,” promoted by the likes of occult fascist Aleksandr Dugin, aims at developing a “traditionalist” federation of ethnostates throughout Eurasia, with Moscow as a kind of de facto imperial center.

It’s no coincidence Dugin openly celebrated Trump’s win in the U.S. elections: according to a YouTube video he produced in the president’s honor, his victory stopped the expansion of globalism “at its very center.” It inaugurated a newly multipolar world, an idea for which Vladimir Putin has “been the vanguard,” in which America will be a “powerful and important [pole] but not the only one, and more importantly, one that has no claims to being exceptional.”

Alexander Dugin on Donald Trump’s victoryYouTube

Dugin’s principle work, Foundations of Geopolitics, is not available in English translation, but those able to read the Russian text will find, masquerading behind bromides of anti-racism, a fully-fledged Aryan mythos, complete with esoteric legends of Hyperboria (the legendary Arctic site of the origins of humanity and its giant “Hyperborian” root-race), as well as the essential superiority of “the people of the North.” The Iranian connection is built on a supposed mythic connection between Persian and Russian ethnicities via a shared spiritual Aryan ancestry.

The neo-Eurasian worldview claims to support a multipolar federation of authoritarian traditionalists is deeply racially charged. It appeals to the racist nationalists, hardline Russian Orthodox clerics, reactionary Catholics, and far-right evangelicals that constitute the core of the global far right wing

It’s no surprise that Dugin has become an object of pilgrimage for members of both the alt-right and far left, having recently entertained far right YouTube ‘celebrities’ Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone, with whom he spoke on a panel in Moscow.

He the go-to guru for a long list of alt-right figures: Alex Jones of Infowars interviews him together with Mike Cernovich; Jack Posobiec exults that Dugin is his summer readingNina Kouprianova, wife of alt-right leader Richard Spencer, says “Dugin is one of the greatest minds of our time.” Not to be left out, Dugin has repaid Richard Spencer’s own high regard by tweeting approvingly an article by Spencer which functions as an alt-right catechism.

Former KKK head David Duke is a long-time fanasking rhetorically a year ago: “Dugin terrifies degenerate filth – I wonder why that is?” 

The Democratic Party seeks to contain the Kremlin’s expansionist “Greater Russia” that, having taken over Crimea, increasingly envisions Ukraine as part of its “heartland.” Needless to say, Trump’s recent pronouncement backed the Kremlin, and countered those challenging Russia’s new imperialism: “The people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were.” 

Part of Russia’s strategy relies on a theory of what the 20th century “father of geopolitics” Halford Mackinder called the “world island,” an imagined collective territory ranging from the Cape to Kamchatka to Lisbon, to which the Eurasian “heartland” provides the key. “Whoever rules the Heartland will rule the World Island,” Mackinder declared, urging the Atlantic powers to prevent a dangerous alliance between Germany and Russia. 

One of the many geographers compelled by Mackinder’s arguments was Karl Haushofer, a German nationalist who seized the notion of a Eurasian force, added the notion of lebensraum, and provided the key influence for Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess, from which came the Nazi Drang nach Osten (Drive to the East) and the Holocaust.

Dugin’s neo-Eurasianism recalls the precursors and originators of Nazi geopolitical theory. But in his hands, it has become an anti-modern, imperial federation of Kremlin-backed ethno-states.

For Dugin and other fascists inspired by “National Bolshevism,” Hitler would have succeeded in building the Third Reich if only he had been able to build a national-socialist bloc with the Soviets, instead of invading.

The question confronting geopolitics today, then, is not only that of alliances between Germany and Russia but of the alliance between German and Russian nationalists against the North Atlantic powers. That is a meeting of minds that the Trump administration’s pivot toward Europe’s populists, including the Alternative for Germany, is clearly facilitating.

It is important to emphasize that the necessary outcome of alliances between countries is never wholly predetermined by their relationship to the local ecology and landscape. But geopolitics matter. When nationalist forces build a geopolitical alliance – similar to an axis of far-right powers -pitted against the liberal ideas bequeathed by the American and French revolutions, we know where that leads.

What appears today to conservatives as the brio of a nationalist wave manifests itself tomorrow in targeted violence, pogroms, and expansionism. When nationalist states expand into one another’s territory, massive and avoidable wars erupt. Those who suffer are the workers and their families – “the people” whom populists claim to represent.

If the Trumpist Republican strategy was to subvert the liberal world order, that would be one thing. But that subversion masks a determination to fuel a wider reactionary surge, one that threatens to undermine basic principles of self-determination, freedom, and equality.

So we should take their tactics of illiberal subversion seriously. But we should be more worried that this kind of populism is masking the formation of a deeply authoritarian empire-building that already led to the twentieth century’s world wars.

Pietro Parolin

COMMENTARY: Top Vatican Cardinal To Join Elite Globalists In Secretive ‘Bilderberg’ Meeting

Who is Cardinal Pietro Parolin? In 2009, during the rule of Hugo Chavez, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him nuncio to Venezuela. Parolin worked from Rome to ‘improve’ relations with Communist China and Vietnam. He ‘helped’ improve relations between Cuba and The United States. His ‘diplomatic skills’ got Pope Francis’s attention and laid the groundwork for Francis’s 2016 ‘historic’ meeting with ex-KGB Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kyril in Havana in 2016. In 2017 Parolin visited Moscow and met with Patriarch Kyrill and Vladimir Putin to “build on the meeting Pope Francis’s had in 2016 with the Patriarch”. Parolin has been quickly ascending to power and today he is in a position to be the next pope.

Pietro Parolin  “Top Vatican Cardinal To Join Elite Globalists In Secretive ‘Bilderberg’ Meeting,”, Source: catholicfamilynews.org

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, LifeSiteNews published a truly explosive report revealing that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State (top diplomat) under Pope Francis, is a participant in this year’s Bilderberg meeting (June 7-10, 2018), the annual gathering of “a powerful organization that seeks to form a New World Order under the rule of a godless Global Elite” (John Vennari). In light of Cardinal Parolin’s official visit to Moscow last fall and his efforts to broker a deal with the Chinese Communist Party earlier this year, perhaps it should come as no surprise that he received an invitation to the globalist table (see here for the full list of participants). He is even being discussed as a possible successor to Pope Francis. One can only wonder what Parolin will say on behalf of the current Roman Pontiff, who has proven himself a world-class propagandist for globalist causes. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! ~ Matt Gaspers, Managing Editor

TURIN, Italy, June 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A top Vatican cardinal will join globalist elites from Western Europe and America in a secretive behind-closed-doors meeting this week to discuss the populist rise in Europe as well as the U.S. midterm elections, among other things.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin, 63, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has been invited to join the globalist Bilderberg Meeting for 2018 in Turin, Italy.

The Bilderberg meetings have been used as a forum for world elites since 1954 to further their vision for the world. Attendees are free to use information from the discussions. No one is allowed to reveal who said what.

High-profile individuals who have participated in the Bilderberg meeting at one time or another include elites such as David Rockefeller, Bill Gates, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, Emma Bonino, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

This week, 128 participants from 23 countries will discuss twelve themes: “populism” in Europe; “inequality”; “the future of work”; artificial intelligence; the “US before midterms”; free trade; “US world leadership”; Russia; quantum computing; Saudi Arabia and Iran; “the ‘post-truth’ world”; and current events.  Last year so-called “populism” was eighth on the agenda; this year it is first. Governments derided as populist have been elected in both Czech and Italy since last year’s meeting.

According to its own literature, the purpose of the annual Bilderberg Meeting is to “foster dialogue between Europe and North America.”

Some Vatican observers are wondering if Parolin will deliver a special message from Pope Francis to attendees. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has backed globalist causes, such as climate change and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Parolin will be the first guest from Vatican City to ever attend a Bilderberg meeting.

The cardinal is one of the most powerful Curial officials and has been regarded by Vatican watchers as positioned to succeed Francis. Parolin has asserted that Pope Francis’ teaching in Amoris Laetitia represents “a paradigm shift” for the Church. He has been criticized by Chinese Cardinal Zen for the Vatican’s “suicide” deal with China. And he was involved along with the Vatican in the hire of a pro-gay law firm that sought to shut down a Catholic website critical of Pope Francis.

Critics of the Bilderberg Meetings Foundation believe the meetings subvert democracy.

“The highly secretive yearly meeting of the Bilderberg Group has come under increasing scrutiny with each passing year,” Daniel McAdams told LifeSiteNews. McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

“These Bilderberg globalists disdain the non-elites and particularly resent national sovereignty and the popular vote,” McAdams continued. “Their top-down ‘we know what’s best for you’ approach hurts rather than helps the world’s poorest.”

Among those who will air their views on “populism” and other topics are historian-journalist Anne Applebaum; her husband, Polish politician Radoslaw Sikorski; Bank of England chief Mark Carney; diplomat Henry Kissinger; Peggy Noonan of the Washington Post; George Osbourne, Britain’s former Chancellor of the Exchequer; RyanAir chief Michael O’Leary; Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel—and Cardinal Parolin.

The way McAdams sees it, Cardinal Parolin is an unusual choice of guest.

“While the Roman Catholic Church is truly a global organization, it is thankfully not a globalist organization,” he said.  “While the inclusion of Cardinal Parolin in this year’s meeting should not necessarily draw our scorn, we should understand that the Bilderbergers and similar groupings of the largely unelected elite more often than not stridently oppose rather than endorse Catholic teaching.”

McAdams named tech billionaire Bill Gates as a regular attendee of the Bilderberg Meetings, and pointed out his clash with Catholic teaching on life and family.

“He is on record endorsing some of the most anti-Catholic views imaginable,” McAdams told LifeSiteNews. “At a TED talk a few years ago, Gates openly opined on how we can lower the world’s population by a billion.”

Gates was airing his theories about how to stop global climate change, which he believes is man-made.

“His recommendation? By using ‘new vaccines, health care, and reproductive health services, we could lower (the population) by perhaps 10 or 15 percent,” said McAdams, quoting Gates. “That means killing babies to get to his goal of reducing carbon dioxide output.”

McAdams wondered if Parolin was attending the meeting to evangelize the world elites or to network with them.

“Were Cardinal Parolin to attend the meeting and deliver an uncompromising defense of the Catholic position on matters such as life and the principles of subsidiarity, we should be pleased that he ‘flew the flag’ in otherwise hostile territory,” he said.

“However, if his only purpose is to rub shoulders with the elites and in so doing grant a kind of legitimacy to an event that undermines our Catholic principles, then we should view his participation very negatively,” McAdams concluded.

A media representative from the Bilderberg Meetings told LifeSiteNews that their guests are chosen as private individuals, not as representatives of their employers or firms.

“The Bilderberg meetings have always seen a high diversity of sectors, backgrounds and opinions,” wrote the Bilderberg Media Team. “Participants take part as individuals in their own right.”

“For us, the key question is whether participants have an interesting perspective to contribute, independently from their affiliation of function,” they added.

This article first appeared at LifeSiteNews. Reprinted here with permission.

 

Marijuana

COMMENTARY: How Booming Israeli Weed Industry Is Changing American Pot

Is this just about ‘medical marijuana’? Wasn’t a Jew named David Sassoon protected by Britain’s Rothschild the one to force the introduction of opium to China by bringing death and destruction to millions that still plagues Asia to this day?

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“How Booming Israeli Weed Industry Is Changing American Pot,” Source:

Over the past 50 years, Israel has become the epicenter of medical pot. Home to Raphael Mechoulam, the pioneer of marijuana research, Israel is where THC and the endocannabinoid system were first discovered. And with the world’s largest number of clinical trials testing the benefits of medicinal cannabis, Israel has become the global destination for medical cannabis research and development. Now it is becoming the offshore greenhouse for American cannabis companies seeking to overcome the federal roadblocks standing in their way.

Israel was among the first countries to legalize medicinal use and is one of just three countries with a government-supported medical cannabis program. Though recreational use remains illegal, support for legalization is a bipartisan issue, with some of the most outspoken proponents coming from the right. Until now, Israel’s role in this multi-billion dollar field has been limited to R&D. Yet now that the Israeli government has approved the export of medicinal cannabis products, companies there are hoping to gain a larger piece of the market. While importing cannabis into the United States is illegal under federal law, companies can get around that ban by receiving drug approval from the FDA – and that is exactly what Israeli companies hope to do. According to the FDA, nothing is stopping them, as long as they meet the agency’s arduous requirements for drug approval.

While the FDA has approved three drugs containing synthetic cannabinoids (Marinol, Syndros, and Cesamet, which treat symptoms of AIDS and chemotherapy), it has never approved a product derived from botanical marijuana. According to the agency’s guidelines, “Study of marijuana in clinical trial settings is needed to assess the safety and effectiveness of marijuana for medical use.” Yet initiating clinical trials on U.S. soil is difficult to the point of being nearly impossible. So, American companies are increasingly taking a shortcut: beginning phases 1 and 2 of their clinical trials in Israel, after which they will complete phase 3 in the U.S., speeding up the process through which they can apply for FDA approval of the botanical cannabis drugs they are developing.

Though this level of American R&D in Israel is new, Israel’s impact on the American cannabis industry is not. The very fact that medical marijuana is now legal in 29 U.S. states and counting, is a direct result of Israeli research, which essentially legitimized the study of cannabis in the international scientific community that had long stigmatized it. Without this research, “We wouldn’t have the scientific interest we have now around the world,” says Paul Armentano, deputy director of the D.C.-based National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). “That really opened the door to making the study of cannabis and cannabinoids a legitimate avenue for more conventional scientists and researchers.”

“The seriousness with which the Israeli scientific community approaches this is incomparable,” says Charles Pollack, director of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “Israel is a hotbed of quality cannabis research, because they have a much more favorable regulatory climate for doing serious scientific research on medical cannabis.”

Israel is becoming the offshore greenhouse for American cannabis companies seeking to overcome the federal roadblocks.

The Lambert Center is one of several American institutions that have partnered with BOL, collaborating on at least one of the more than 50 clinical trials the Israeli company will begin once its new facility is fully operational in late September. Of the 15 international companies that have already signed up to conduct their R&D at BOL’s facility, at least six are American, and Gedo is in talks with more.

BOL isn’t the only Israeli cannabis company benefitting from international interest. A growing number of American investors are getting on the Israeli cannabis wagon, which they see as the best vehicle for transforming the medical cannabis field, still in its infancy, into a pharmaceutical-level industry.

According to Saul Kaye, the founder of iCAN, an Israeli cannabis R&D firm, 2016 saw the investment of more than $250 million in Israeli cannabis companies and startups – half of that investment camefrom North America. Kaye predicts that investment will grow ten-fold over the next two years, reaching $1 billion. At least 50 American cannabis companies – and counting – have established R&D operations in Israel.

Israel’s journey to the forefront of the medical cannabis field began with 86-year-old Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam, known in the field as the Grandfather of Medical Marijuana. In 1963, as a young researcher, Mechoulam secured 11 pounds of Lebanese hashish, which had been confiscated by his friend at a police station in Tel Aviv. He used that hash to identify, isolate and synthesize THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, for the first time in history, and study its medical uses. He was also the first to decode the structure of CBD, the plant’s primary non-psychoactive ingredient. But Mechoulam’s most groundbreaking discovery came in 1992, when he and his team at Hebrew University in Jerusalem discovered the physical reason humans can get high.

“It turned out that the cannabinoids in the plant actually mimic the compounds that we form in our brain,” says Mechoulam, a professor and researcher at Hebrew University who works with several American cannabis companies. He and his team discovered that THC triggers the human body’s largest receptor system, now known as the endocannabinoid system, and that the human brain produces its own cannabinoids – compounds that stimulate the body almost exactly the way THC does.

While Mechoulam’s research is what first placed Israel on the medical marijuana map, the country’s progressive attitudes toward cannabis, coupled with the Israeli government’s liberal regulatory policies and the nation’s technological leadership, are what have maintained Israel’s status as the capital of medical marijuana research and development. It might also help that Israel has the world’s highest ratio of marijuana users, according to Israel’s Anti-Drug Authority, with 27 percent of the population aged 18-65 having used marijuana in the last year. That rate is followed by Iceland and the U.S., at 18 and 16 percent respectively.

While the Israeli government invests millions of dollars in medical cannabis research, the U.S. government makes the same research nearly impossible.

“There are onerous restrictions on conducting this research in the U.S. that don’t exist in Israel,” says one expert.

Despite the fact that 95 percent of the U.S. population lives in states where cannabis is legal in some form, marijuana remains federally illegal. This policy makes conducting research into the medical benefits of marijuana notoriously difficult on U.S. soil. Researchers who wish to do so must go through the DEA, the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Even when American researchers are given approval, they have only one source for their material: a cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi, operated by NIDA. The process, if successful, can take years.

“There’s a lengthy and arduous regulatory process for getting approval for doing studies, and limited resources at these agencies for processing those requests,” says Pollack, of Thomas Jefferson University. “It’s deliberately made very difficult for us.” In Israel, on the other hand, a cannabis clinical trial can get off the ground in a matter of months.

“I think they have approached the issue in a more even-handed and genuine way than the U.S. government has,” says Armentano of NORML. “There are onerous restrictions on conducting this research in the U.S. that don’t exist in Israel.”

This is precisely why many American researchers from universities and private companies are using Israel as an offshore research hub. For example, Pollack, from Thomas Jefferson University, will be conducting clinical trials at BOL’s new facility. Since the trials haven’t begun, he won’t divulge details, but says they will focus on orphan drug indications, meaning they will be testing the benefits of cannabinoids on people with diseases that don’t afflict many people in the U.S. (It also means that the clinical studies are smaller – and go faster – given that fewer patients are needed for these trials.) For that reason, he said, “Big pharma companies tend not to pursue them because there’s not a big enough market for these drugs.”

Kalytera – a California-based company with a lab in northern Israel and Mechoulam on its scientific advisory board – is also focusing on orphan drug indications, conducting clinical trials at Israeli clinics and hospitals in order to bring to market a cannabinoid drug for the treatment of graft-versus-host-disease, which can happen after certain kinds of transplants.

What institutions like Kalytera and Thomas Jefferson University do is they conduct the initial phases of their clinical trials in Israel, since it’s much easier to get the process started here, and then they do the final stages in the U.S., since FDA approval requires that part of the study be done there. Once they reach the final stage (phase 3) it’s much easier to conduct the rest of their study in the U.S., because they’ve already amassed enough data to show that it’s safe. This is the ultimate goal for Kalytera, Pollack and other researchers in Israel: to speed track the process of conducting a clinical trial that meets FDA standards, thus shortening the journey toward FDA approval of their drugs.

In addition to Kalytera, Mechoulam works with two other American companies, helping them develop new cannabinoid drugs and delivery methods out of his lab in Jerusalem, where he tests the specific properties, compositions and combinations of the cannabis compounds that are best suited to alleviate a specific ailment. American companies then use that research and data to manufacture cannabinoid drugs in the U.S.

According to Saul Kaye of iCan, about 50 U.S. cannabis companies are conducting research in Israel through partnerships, joint ventures or by employing Israel-based researchers like Mechoulam. At least 15 American cannabis companies have set up their entire R&D operations on Israeli soil, conducting clinical trials, and developing the appropriate dosing forms and delivery systems for pharmaceutical-grade cannabis-based drugs. According to Michael Dor, senior medical advisor at the Health Ministry’s cannabis unit, at least 120clinicaltrials are currently underway in Israel to test the medicinal benefits of cannabis — more than any other country.

At least 15 American cannabis companies have set up their entire R&D operations on Israeli soil.

Cannabics, a Maryland-based, publicly-traded company, is conducting a clinical trial at an Israeli hospital in order to develop a capsule for cancer treatment. In 2015, One World Cannabis Pharmaceuticals, a public company based in Delaware, established an Israeli subsidiary overseen by Yehuda Baruch, the first head of the Israeli government’s medical cannabis program, established in 2007. They are now beginning phase 1 of a clinical trial to test the benefits of a topical cannabis cream to treat psoriasis. Their next trial will study the efficacy of a soluble pill for the treatment of chronic pain. They eventually plan to conduct clinical trials on patients with multiple myeloma.

Some Israeli companies have partnered with American companies to establish a presence in the U.S., where they sell products that were developed in Israel. For example, Tikun Olam, Israel’s first medical cannabis distributor, opened an American subsidiary in 2016. It now sells its proprietary medical-grade plant strains at 10 dispensaries in Delaware and Nevada and will soon be available at dispensaries in Oregon and California. Their most popular strain is Avidekel, a non-psychoactive CBD blend used to help children with seizures.

Some American researchers have even moved to Israel altogether. Alan Shackelford, a Harvard-trained physician, was among the first American doctors to prescribe cannabis to a child. His eight-year-old epileptic patient Charlotte Figi sparked national interest in CBD after her miraculous story aired on CNN’s Weed documentary in 2013.

Yet after years of failed attempts to conduct clinical trials in the U.S., Shackelford recently established his own research entity in Israel because of his frustration with the American government’s stonewalling.

“The U.S. government has funded $1.4 billion in marijuana research since 2008,” says Schackelford. “Yet $1.1 billion of that went to studying addiction, withdrawal and drug abuse,” problems that barely exist with cannabis when compared to the effects of other legal medications, like prescription painkillers, which killed more than 17,000 Americans in 2016.

His research subjects in Israel will include the development of new delivery methods, he says, “because to date, most medical cannabis products no matter where you look in the world, are pot-culture derived. They’re things like brownies, cookies, candy and smoking. Even with advances to these things being much more consistent, they’re still not medically appropriate.”

While the U.S. government restricts American cannabis companies on U.S. soil, it does not prevent them from or penalize them for conducting their work in Israel. According to Robert Farrell, president of Kalytera, “The FDA has no problem with this work being done in Israel. When you file with the FDA, in the application you say, ‘Look we’ve done the previous studies in Israel, gave the drug to this many patients, the drug is safe, it works, now we want to conduct a larger study with patients in the U.S.’ If the FDA is satisfied with the data, they’ll say, ‘Go ahead, try it in the U.S.'”

The FDA will never get behind cannabis the plant as medicine, since it can’t be controlled as a consistent drug.

Even the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded cannabis research in Israel. Indeed, much of Professor Mechoulam’s groundbreaking research was funded by the American government. The NIH provided him with grants to the tune of $100,000 a year for over four decades, says Mechoulam.

There is also nothing preventing Israeli companies from receiving FDA approval for their cannabis-based drugs, as long as they meet FDA requirements. In order to do so, they will need to develop the kind of products that are more in line with pharmaceutical standards, such as the kinds of capsules and inhalers BOL is developing.

While that goal is feasible, Gedo and others admit that it will take time, perhaps several years, to achieve. The process of getting FDA approval is an arduous one, especially for a drug that has long been viewed with skepticism by the medical establishment. Yet it is these clinical trials that are taking place at a record pace in Israel, along with the advancement of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoid drugs, that will enable Israeli companies to eventually receive FDA approval for their drugs, or for the drugs that they are helping American companies to develop.

As Gedo notes, the FDA will never get behind cannabis the plant as medicine, since it can’t be controlled as a consistent drug that has the same effect day in and day out. After all, there are 140 active compounds in cannabis, and the composition of the flowers plucked from one branch can fluctuate wildly, by up to 300 percent. “The experience of a user will vary a lot with the same strain,” says Gedo. “So even if you have the best-grown product, it will never become a scientific pharmaceutical product.”

This is precisely why the FDA has never approved a botanical marijuana drug, a larger problem than scheduling when it comes to drug approval. According to Senate testimony by the FDA’s Douglas Throckmorton in 2016, who was citing a report from the Institute of Medicine, in order to obtain FDA approval, drug manufacturers “must demonstrate that they are able to consistently manufacture a high-quality drug product. This is an essential part of drug development and presents special challenges when the drug is derived from a botanical source, such as marijuana…. If there is any future for marijuana as a medicine, it lies in its isolated components, the cannabinoids and their synthetic derivatives.”

BOL and other Israeli companies are working to meet that challenge by developing cannabis-based drugs – the capsules, inhalers, creams and oils composed of isolated, controlled and consistent cannabinoids. Going this route, they could eventually receive FDA approval.

While Gedo is optimistic, he’s also realistic, knowing the complexity of the FDA’s drug approval process, and the skepticism that remains among many in the medical establishment.

Still, asked when Israeli companies might be exporting their cannabis medicine to the U.S., Michael Dor, of the Israeli Health Ministry says, “I believe it’s not far.”

Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper Presidential Bid In 2020 Against Donald Trump Looks Increasingly Possible

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper just attended Bilderberg 2018. Was his attendance about running for the 2020 Presidential elections? Or was there more to it? Let’s take a closer look at the Governor. In 2013, after the Legislature passed a bill about Colorado being able to invest in Israeli bonds, Hickenlooper traveled to Israel with Denver Jewish businessman Larry Mizel, Mizel was co-chairman during a Trump fundraising event and is on the AIPAC board. Later, Hickenlooper was asked how he saw Colorado and Israel being able ‘to work together in the future’ Hickenlooper responded: I think that there are so many ways that Israel and Colorado can work. I mean we’re sort of the same… Colorado’s almost five and a half million people, Israel’s just about eight million people. I mean they’re not that much bigger than we are. They’re a long way away but they have similar needs… in terms of their agriculture and their water use, and they also have the challenges of assimilating all these different people from all over the world that we have. They have just recently the potential to become energy independent, which is similar to us. They have a huge entrepreneurial kind of startup mentality… How do we start more businesses? I think the more we cross-pollinate the two places, the better.” Later in 2015, Hickenlooper leads the delegation on a four-country trip to Japan, China, Turkey, and Israel, where he meets with Simon Peres and Netanyahu concluding his ‘economic development trip’ and states: “Israel is a critical ally of the United States. Colorado has a long history of unwavering support for Israel. This is never going to change.” 

In 2017 a new venture capital firm is created which gives grants to Israeli WATER, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION firms to bring Israeli energy startups to Colorado, creating the Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund which provides ‘Israeli entrepreneurs’ access to the US market through Innosphere a leading technology incubator in Colorado. One of their main focus is ‘cybersecurity’.

As you can see, Israel is well installed in The United States, plans its elections, controls its technology and literally controls the kill switch. OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! 

Hickenlooper

“John Hickenlooper Presidential bid in 2020 against Donald Trump looks increasingly possible,” Source: denverpost.com

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking steps toward a presidential run in 2020, holding meetings with veteran political players, ahead of a visit to Iowa next month for an official trip that is sure to draw attention.

The Democrat’s actions in recent months signal to his closest associates and top party strategists that the former Denver mayor and two-term governor is more serious than ever about mounting a White House bid against President Donald Trump.
“John’s sense of timing in politics is his lucky star. It served him well when he ran for mayor and then governor. It may do the same for a run in 2020,” said Alan Salazar, Hickenlooper’s former chief political strategist.
The behind-the-scenes effort — detailed in records and described in more than a dozen interviews with Democratic insiders and Hickenlooper allies — suggests that Hickenlooper may start to formally explore a presidential run later this year, capitalizing on recent efforts to boost his national profile.
He’s far from the only one.
The list of potential Democratic candidates for president seems to grow by the day, so much so that Hickenlooper — who made Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for vice president in 2016 — may not be the only Democrat from Colorado with eyes on the White House.
Many of the same Democratic insiders who described Hickenlooper’s thinking said former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar and current U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet are at least considering a run.
For months, Hickenlooper’s interest in a presidential bid has been a constant topic for speculation in Colorado politics. The 66-year-old former brewpub owner led Colorado during a time of economic resurgence in the years following the Great Recession, all while cultivating a reputation as a quirky, guitar-playing politician with a centrist streak.
The first question he fielded at a February event with Colorado municipal leaders involved “his next chapter.”
But like most candidates at this point, he is downplaying the idea by saying he’s focused on his final year in office.
“The minute I start talking about what am I going to do … when I’m out of office, not only do I get distracted, but everyone who works for me gets distracted,” Hickenlooper replied, but later allowed: “I won’t say me and my wife won’t discuss it.”
Hickenlooper acknowledges interest in White House bid
More recently, in a national TV interview, he acknowledged a 2020 presidential bid is a “maybe.” 
“I’ve seen some signs that he has real interest in it,” said a prominent Democratic political consultant in Washington, who is familiar with Colorado.
The chatter about his intentions is sure to increase next month when he attends an April 3 event in Iowa, an early presidential bellwether, with the state’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds to discuss the importance of transforming education to fit a shifting workforce and economy.
In an interview, Hickenlooper said the event is not political in nature and that he initially declined Reynolds’ invitation, keenly aware of how it would be perceived. “I am going to go give a speech in Iowa, but it’s not to the Democrats,” he said. “It’s to essentially a convention.”
Michael Gronstal, a former majority leader of the Iowa state Senate, said that if Hickenlooper does have presidential ambitions, than coming to his state is a smart move.
“If those are his intentions — and I have no idea if they are — but if those are his intentions, then it is important he comes to Iowa,” said Gronstal, a Democrat.
Hickenlooper steps onto the national stage
Hickenlooper started to more aggressively court top political minds in late 2017, holding private meetings with key Democratic allies across the country — none of which were disclosed on his public calendar but revealed in a series of records requests.
In a November trip to New York for the NationSwell Summit of “movers and shakers,” he scheduled a side meeting with Forward Majority, a Democratic super PAC, which is run by a former Obama campaign operative and focuses on winning state legislative races. Hickenlooper recently became an honorary co-chairman of the group.
In Washington a week later, Hickenlooper met with the president of the Service Employees International Union, which boasts 2 million members and backs Democratic candidates, and John Stocks, the executive director of the National Education Association and board chairman of the Democracy Alliance, the nation’s largest network of progressive political donors. The Capitol Hill meeting with Stocks took place in U.S. House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer’s conference room.
Both meetings, the governor’s office said, involved state business and were the latest in a long-running conversation. A Hickenlooper aide said the governor has met 10 times with SEIU officials over the last three years and at least twice with NEA representatives in that same time.
Hickenlooper also took an undisclosed trip to Paris for a major climate-change summit in December, rubbing shoulders in elite circles and bolstering his international credentials, as he sat next to billionaire Richard Branson and met with French President Emmanuel Macron.

From #COGov Hickenlooper’s undisclosed trip to Paris in December for the One Planet Summit https://t.co/kDWz9nxfrp #copolitics #coleg pic.twitter.com/yOUsUikVQA

— John Frank (@ByJohnFrank) March 12, 2018

More recently, Hickenlooper flew to a philanthropy event associated with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in January and on the side met for lunch with Vernon Jordan, a longtime adviser to former President Bill Clinton.

“He was very gracious and asked me about 2020, and I said, ‘Well, you know, my wife and I hadn’t made up our minds,’” Hickenlooper said about the lunch meeting.

Jordan offered advice on what steps Hickenlooper should take next, including suggestions on whom else to talk to.

“So he was helpful, (but) I don’t think he was any more helpful to me than he was to other people,” Hickenlooper said.

In addition, Hickenlooper is working to set a meeting with former Secretary of State Colin Powell. “He’s got a broad arc of experience and is somebody that is probably useful for me to talk to,” Hickenlooper said.

Hickenlooper and Kasich meet privately

Some of Hickenlooper’s closest allies suggest he could still team with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, as part of a political unity ticket. Hickenlooper and his wife, Robin, traveled to Columbus in November for a private dinner with Kasich and his wife, Karen.

.@CNN creates logo for Hickenlooper and Kasich for president in 2020 #copolitics #cogov pic.twitter.com/OLFqXzAGr9

— John Frank (@ByJohnFrank) August 31, 2017

Hickenlooper would not say whether they discussed 2020 politics, but both men repeatedly have dismissed the idea of running together. The two governors — and others — continue to push bipartisan policy proposals on health care, immigration and the children’s health insurance program, all efforts that bolster their national image.

Back in Colorado, Hickenlooper is talking more often about national issues, too. He pivots comments about a federal infrastructure spending plan into his concerns about the size of the national debt. And he’s become a vocal on the new Republican tax law.

His interest in the White House is not unnoticed by top political strategists.

“John Hickenlooper will go to Iowa, maybe even New Hampshire,” Democratic consultant Steve Welchert told the crowd at a recent political forum at the University of Denver.

Welchert, who grew up in Iowa, added that he gave Hickenlooper advice on where to go in the state.

“The question for Mr. Hickenlooper is what’s the best path” to the White House, he said. “I think he will kick the tires on the national stage.”

 

Suicide

COMMENTARY: Suicide Has Become A Clear And Present Danger

It’s funny to read this article on Glenn Beck’s website when all Beck has been doing for the past years is misguiding his audience. But, in this case, we do agree with him. Suicide has increased and will continue on the rise. The reason for this is CLEAR, humanity rejects GOD and ONLY WORSHIPS THE SELF AND MONEY. Do ‘what makes you happy’ is what we are being bombarded with every single day! The world will never be a happy place if humanity continues worshipping the SELF instead of God. Cultural Marxism has won the battle. The Bible clearly tells us that the key to happiness is to Love God above all things. Today’s motto is “Don’t make your problem my problem” and conversations are always about money, while the spirit is left to rot. 

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“Suicide has become a clear and present danger,” Source: glennbeck.com

Mental illness has claimed yet another tragic victim. Anthony Bourdain was found dead this morning in his hotel room from an apparent suicide. At 61 years old, Bourdain’s career has spanned decades. He pioneered his genre, inspiring and taking his audience on adventures all over the world, everything seen through the lens of his passion: the love of food.

This makes the second high profile suicide this week. Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead from an apparent suicide on Tuesday.

The attention should already be there, but maybe now people will start giving suicide and mental illness the attention it so desperately deserves. The CDC released a report on Thursday showing that suicide rates increased in every state but one from 1999 to 2016. We lost nearly forty-five thousand people to suicide in 2016 alone. Over the last eighteen years, suicide rates went up more than 30 percent in at least half of the states in the union. 30 percent!

The study also showed, and this might be even more worrying, that more than half of those who died by suicide didn’t have a known mental health problem. Could that be because no one talks to one another anymore? We communicate via email, text and instant messenger. How many times have you actually sat down at a dinner table with a co-worker, friend or even a family member?

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade prove that no matter how rich and famous you are, no matter how successful you’ve become, everyone is dealing with something. We all need someone to talk to, and issues to work out. Drop what you’re doing and give someone a call. Seek out the quiet person in the office and invite them to lunch. Smile to someone that looks like they’ve had a bad day. Reach out to one another!

This is a clear and present danger for all humans. This is our collective fight. It’s time humanity teamed up and declared enough is enough.

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COMMENTARY: Mass-Migration Should Be Accepted By Western Nations UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres is a hardcore communist following Agenda 21 pushing to destroy the human race as it was designed by Count Richard Von Coudenhove-Kalergi who in 1950 was the first recipient of the Charlemagne Prize. Kalergi believed that the Jews were the spiritual elite of the world and viewed the white European race as “the cancer of human history” and a race that needed to be bred out of existence, forcing it to interbreed with darker races of Africa and Asia. He wrote a book titled «Praktischer Idealismus», where he describes, the citizens of the future “United States of Europe” not being people of the Old Continent, but a new mixed breed, product a widespread miscegenation. He proclaimed the need to abolish the nation’s right to self-determination and to break-up nation states using separatist movements, that would destroy them through mass migration. That is how they would be able to control Europe and it’s exactly what we are seeing happening today. United Nations is the seat of the New World Government and their actions are pushing for the Holocaust for Christianity and all Goys.

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“Mass-Migration Should Be Accepted By Western Nations, UN Secretary-General,” Source: zerohedge.com

UN member states should prepare for great migratory movements, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 11th of January 2018 during the presentation of the report on the management of migration processes. And this is not a joke: The UN, led by António Guterres, wants to manage and influence migration. All this, of course, is dressed up in pretty words about the need to provide humanitarian aid, and also justified by the benefits that resettlement of the population is to give to the economies of particular countries. However, in fact, this means only one thing: Europe and the entire Western World must prepare for the flood of Africans.

Currently, nearly 1,3 billion people live in Africa, and by the end of this century, there will be 350% more, or 4,4 billion.1) It is obvious that the continent, whose inhabitants are not able to feed themselves, let alone achieve an adequate level of urbanization and industrialization, cannot cope with such a sharp demographic increase. The UN, therefore, came up with the idea of resettling Africans to Europe and highly developed countries on other continents.

At the end of 2016, just after his election as UN Secretary-General, António Guterres said: “We must convince Europeans that migration is inevitable and that multiethnic and multireligious societies create wealth”.2) It can be assumed here that the goal set by the former UN commissioner for refugees (A. Gutters served this function from June to December 2015), is to promote migration, give it a legal framework and manage it globally.

The first major step towards formalization of this phenomenon was the creation of the “Making Migration Work for All” report, which says in no uncertain terms that nation-states are to cease to exist. The document says that migration would be beneficial to everyone. And it is beneficial… to migrants alone (who apart from being accommodated in apartments live on undeserved entitlements) rather than to the average European who has to work to make a living for himself and his family, pay for his home and, additionally, provide for millions of more newcomers.

The position expressed by Gutters during the presentation of this report makes our hair stand on end.3) The analysis of the speech of the UN secretary implies a simple conclusion: migration will still be bigger, we (UN) will manage it, and you (Western countries and societies) have to adapt:

„The fundamental challenge is to maximize the benefits of this orderly, productive form of migration while stamping out the abuses and prejudice that make life hell for a minority of migrants.”

and:

„States need to strengthen the rule of law underpinning how they manage and protect migrants — for the benefit of their economies, their societies, and migrants themselves.”

The propaganda statement that migration brings social and economic benefits has become so deeply rooted in the media and political rhetoric that some people have begun to believe in it. It is a pity that these statements are not supported by any calculations or analyses.

„Migration is a positive global phenomenon. It powers economic growth, reduces inequalities, connects diverse societies and helps us ride the demographic waves of population growth and decline.”

According to a research4) conducted by the Hungarian Századvég foundation, mass migration is perceived by the citizens of all 28 European Union countries as a threat to the EU economy, the heritage of the member states and the presence of Third World aliens is believed to undermine security. The vast majority, as many as 68%, are afraid of the inflow of migrants from North Africa. For 70% of the inhabitants of the Old Continent, the growing number of Muslims is a serious threat, while only 8% say that this issue is not a problem. Citizens of European countries are afraid of increased crime and subsequent terrorist attacks. More than half of the pollies think that immigrants come to Europe mainly for economic reasons, that is, they are attracted by a high level of social benefits. 57% of respondents believe that the influx of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East will change the culture of their country, and 73% state that financial support for migrants will be a serious burden on state budgets. 61% believe that the influx of people from the Third World will weaken the EU economy.

Negative processes accompanying the resettlement of people were, however, completely ignored by the UN and transferred to countries which are not able to cope with this phenomenon:

„Migration (…), which powers economic growth, reduces inequalities, connects diverse societies (…) remains poorly managed.”

and:

„The best way to end the stigma of illegality and abuse around migrants is, in fact, for Governments to put in place more legal pathways for migration.”

The report completely distorts the nature of threats to Western civilization, and also underestimates the importance of homogeneity, rejecting entirely the advantage that national states offer. The United Nations points out that shrinking populations is a danger for Europe, and Antonio Guterres suggests that the demographic collapse can be remedied by resettling the population surplus from Africa. By the end of this century, the number of indigenous Europeans will amount to fewer than a quarter of a billion, whereas there will be almost 4.4 billion Africans. The host society, according to the UN Secretary-General, has no right to think that migrations are a negative phenomenon:

„It can be seen, too, in the political impact of public perception that wrongly sees migration as out of control. The consequences include increased mistrust and policies aimed more at stopping than facilitating human movement.”

Also, the International Migration Organization, which participated in the work on this report, states on its Twitter account that „Migration is inevitable, desirable and necessary”.5) The question arises: who wants migration and who thinks it is necessary? Certainly not the inhabitants of the countries to which the alleged refugees are streaming.

The report states that:

  • migration is inevitable, therefore it must be properly organized and the UN provides guidance on how to manage it;
  • nation states must adapt to the admission of migrants in accordance with the guidelines;
  • the societies of developed countries must become accustomed to having their countries flooded with masses of migrants.

The powers that be are trying to convince us of the alleged benefits of mass migration and the resettlement of Africans into Europe. Reality contradicts wishful thinking. Increasingly, citizens of host countries are afraid to leave their homes not to mention that an increased part of their earnings, is used to provide for the newcomers. We have also come to the point where negation of positive aspects of migration is regarded as racism and xenophobia, and to the fact that if someone wants to live in a one-nation state, he is labeled as a nationalist, with the word being unjustifiably negatively charged.

A mass inflow of the so-called “refugees” on the Old Continent is not perceived by its inhabitants as a phenomenon that h culturally enriches and will also have a positive impact on the economy. However, global organizations do not take this into account and enforce their own plan to create a nationally and religiously heterogeneous society, where tradition and cultural identity are not desirable. António Guterres and the UN better know what is good for western nations, ignoring the data presented by many organizations, including the Gefira Foundation, which underlines a number of negative phenomena caused by the mass flooding of Europe by Third World populations.