As we are approaching the end of 2018, I am trying to do a little catch-up with all of the news we are not hearing talked about—especially from Christians and conservatives. Sadly, the political right is as bad as the political left when it comes to honesty and objectivity. And neither side seems to have a smidgen of knowledge of or commitment to the principles of Natural Law and constitutionalism. As is usually the case, the most important news is the news we don't hear.
First story: Senator Rand Paul is voicing deep concern about Donald Trump's appointment of William Barr as America's next Attorney General, and for good reason.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he hasn't decided whether to support President Donald Trump's pick to be the next attorney general because of concerns about privacy issues.
Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Paul said he's concerned that William Barr, who was attorney general from 1991 to 1993, "has been a big supporter of the PATRIOT Act, which lowered the standard for spying on Americans, and he even went so far as to say the PATRIOT Act was pretty good — we should go much further."
He also alleged that Barr is a "big fan" of seizing people's property through civil asset forfeiture.
"I haven't made a decision about him, but I can't tell you — the first things I've learned about him being for more surveillance of Americans is very, very troubling," Paul said.
Barr, who served in the administration of President George H.W. Bush, is Trump's pick to replace Jeff Sessions.
Senator Paul is being very generous in his remarks about William Barr. The truth is, Barr is a Deep State scoundrel of the highest (or lowest, depending on how one uses the word) order. Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett speaks with much more candor.
Anybody who thinks Trump is out to drain the swamp and bust the Deep State just got a dose of reality medicine, in the form of Trump's nomination of swamp monster William Barr as our next Attorney General.
According to former Bush-CIA black ops specialist Chip Tatum, Barr was part of Operation 40, an Agency-linked criminal gang that moved huge quantities of drugs and was involved in many high-level political assassinations, including those of the Kennedies, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, and dozens of others. Ironically, Trump—who tossed a few rhetorical punches at the Bush Crime Family during the 2016 Republican primaries—has just nominated a man who represented the Bush CIA drug cartel, both within the CIA itself (1973-1977) and later when he served as "Opium Poppy" Bush's Attorney General.
So why would Trump fire Jeff Sessions and appoint a depraved denizen of the Deep State to replace him? Because Trump is the slimiest, scaliest reptile from the deepest darkest part of the Deep State swamp. If you haven't figured that out yet, you aren't paying attention.
I realize it's hard for Christians and conservatives to admit that Trump is a swamp creature; but the point about not paying attention is definitely germane. Christians and conservatives aren't paying attention, especially to all things Deep State, Warfare State, Police State, Zionist State or New World Order. To the vast majority of Christians and conservatives, these realities do not exist. Donald Trump can appoint all of the Deep State swamp creatures he wants (i.e., John Bolton, Elaine Chao, Nikki Haley, Gina Haspel, James Mattis, H.R. McMaster, Steve Mnuchin, Mike Pompeo, Jerome Powell, Wilbur Ross and a cast of hundreds), and Christians and conservatives will continue to hail the man as "the greatest President ever."
Second story: After Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered the brutal torture-killing of American resident and Saudi citizen, journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser (and Deep State globalist) Jared Kushner actually coached MBS on "how to weather the storm" (the storm of MBS being caught murdering Khashoggi).
The President's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to The New York Times.
Kushner offered the de facto Saudi ruler advice "about how to weather the storm" following the death of Khashoggi, the Times reported on Saturday, citing a Saudi source familiar with the conversations.
Although White House protocol stipulated that National Security Council staff be present on all phone calls with foreign leaders, Kushner and bin Salman continued to chat informally after Khashoggi's death, the Times reported, citing two former senior American officials and two people briefed by the Saudis.
The United States has been helping Saudi Arabia bomb and starve the Middle East's poorest country for about three years now. One recent estimate suggests that 85,000 children under 5 years old have already died from malnutrition as a result of Riyadh's intervention in Yemen's civil war. If the Saudis' air strikes and blockade continue, Yemen is poised to face the worst famine that humanity has seen in 100 years, according to the U.N.
Eight months ago, the fact that Saudi Arabia was routinely dropping American-made bombs on Yemeni school buses and hospitals — and in the process of deliberately starving tens of thousands of children to death — was not enough to persuade the Senate that the United States should cease supporting the Saudi campaign. Back then, the upper chamber declined to even allow extended debate on a bill that would have ended such support.
But then, Saudi agents murdered and dismembered a U.S. resident who wrote for the Washington Post, and had personal relationships with influential people in our nation's capital. And, for whatever reason, this convinced a critical mass of U.S. senators that not supporting war crimes in Yemen was, at least, an idea worth considering.
In a last-ditch effort to change their minds, the Trump administration sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis to the Senate last week, to brief all 100 lawmakers on the case for maintaining U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen. But many senators were less concerned about the pros and cons of abetting war crimes than they were with whether Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (a.k.a. MBS) had ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi (the Washington Post columnist who knew some people whom they also knew). They specifically wanted to hear from CIA director Gina Haspel on that subject, since her intelligence agency had been strongly suggesting that it had proof of the crown prince's guilt, even as the Trump administration insisted that no such proof existed. But Haspel did not attend the hearing — and Pompeo and Mattis would only reiterate the White House's position that the U.S. possessed no "direct" evidence that MBS was involved in the killing.
According to ABC News, several senators were so furious about Haspel's absence, and "unhappy with the administration's lack of answers and unwavering support for the Saudis despite the murder of Khashoggi," they decided to green-light debate on withdrawing U.S. support for starving Yemeni children, so as to send a message to the administration about the need for more information about Khashoggi's death.
Of course, what should be obvious is the fact that both President Trump and the U.S. Congress are much more concerned about keeping Saudi money pouring into the coffers of America's politicians, especially Trump's (Trump's business dealings with the Saudi kingdom are at the top of the heap—as in dung heap), than they are owning up to the fact they are all complicit in mass murder and crimes against humanity. And Trump's staunch defense of Saudi Arabia is downright pathetic. Anyone who claims to believe in even rudimentary moral law must be sick to their stomach at the way Donald Trump is covering for, pandering to and partnering with the murderous, monstrous House of Saud.
Fourth story: FOX News channel host Tucker Carlson had the guts to go on national television and admit that Donald Trump is not capable and that he doesn't keep promises.
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on President Trump: "I don't think he's capable," he said during an interview on Tuesday.
Urs Gehriger, an editor at "Die Weltwoche," Switzerland's leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson's new book, "Ship of Fools," is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump's first two years in office.
Carlson said he cannot stand Trump's self-aggrandizement and boasting. [Where are America's evangelical pastors on this subject?] Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: "No."
"His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn't done any of those things," Carlson said, adding that those goals were probably lost causes. Trump, he said, doesn't understand the system, and his own agencies don't support him.
"He [Trump] knows very little about the legislative process, hasn't learned anything, hasn't surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn't done all the things you need to do, so it's mostly his fault that he hasn't achieved those things," he added.
Kudos to Tucker Carlson. Truth and objectivity about Donald Trump on FOX News is almost impossible to find.
Fifth story: Despite what conservatives are saying about a robust U.S. economy, a market crash is already underway. Writing for Forbes, here is Clem Chambers:
That's it – as far as I'm concerned a crash is underway. Earlier today I wrote that my funky little U.K. indicator said another move down was due and we are in for a bad time.
Well, here it is, another move down and a big one, at least it is as I write this, so as far as I'm concerned we are over the lip of ravine and in free fall.
So the key question now is how far can it fall?
In my mind from top to bottom of a crash on the Dow is somewhere between 25%-30%. That would mean a normal Dow crash would bring us down to around 20,000.
The Nasdaq is a different kettle of fish and quite able to drop 40%-75% and the higher the Nasdaq has flown the further it can fall.
So until further notice my position is that the crash in now underway.
Happily I'm 75% cash and I'm likely to reluctantly liquidate the rest over the coming days.
Even if it were to bounce, this is a market that wants to crash and if it's not doing so right now, that crash is unlikely to be far off.
Good luck to everyone, I'd like to be wrong.
Sixth story: At a recent White House Hanukkah party, President Trump insinuated that American Jews have a dual loyalty to Israel.
US President Donald Trump told American Jews that his vice president had great affection for "your country," insinuating a dual loyalty to Israel.
"I want to thank Vice President Mike Pence," Trump said Thursday at one of two White House Hanukkah parties. "A tremendous supporter — a tremendous supporter of yours. And Karen. And they go there and they love your country. They love your country. And they love this country. That's a good combination, right?"
One can only imagine what Christians and conservatives would have done had any President other than Trump told a group of American Muslims (or American Hindus, Shintoists, etc.) that Iran or Syria (or India or Japan, etc.) was "your country." But, of course, Israel is different. Christians believe that the Zionist State of Israel is a resurrected biblical Israel and that Benjamin Netanyahu and his gaggle of global criminals are "God's Chosen People." But it's not, and they aren't! Oh, yes, we cannot forget that Zionist billionaire (and huge Republican contributor) Sheldon Adelson was also in the room.
I doubt that evangelical Christians will ever awaken to how Zionist Israel funds both sides of the political aisle in America in order to secure support for the Zionist state no matter which side wins. Zionists such as Sheldon Adelson fund the GOP, and Zionists such as George Soros fund the Democrats—and Christians, for the life of them, cannot seem to figure that out.
Seventh story: Trump's appointee to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh—the man who is supposed to bring an end to abortion-on-demand and overturn Roe v Wade—rendered his first abortion-related vote as a Supreme Court justice—and he sided with pro-abort liberals, saying that states do not have a constitutional right to defund Planned Parenthood. Writing for the Washington Examiner Magazine, Philip Klein reports:
In an early decision involving abortion, newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood in state Medicaid programs.
My colleague Kimberly Leonard has more background and details of the cases, but the basic gist is that lower court rulings prevented Louisiana and Kansas from blocking abortion provider Planned Parenthood from participating in Medicaid. The Supreme Court has now decided to pass on the cases.
Only four justices are needed to agree to grant a hearing on any case. So to stop it from reaching the high court, it took Kavanaugh siding with Chief Justice John Roberts and liberal justices.
Three conservative justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch — all voted to hear the case.
I tried to warn my readers and listeners about Kavanaugh. And to my surprise, so did Cliff Kincaid:
Citizen journalist David Risselada has written a book, Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest, in which he explains how so many are being led astray by what passes for the "conservative media." Consider the case of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sold by Fox News and other beltway groups as a conservative pro-lifer. After Kavanaugh's Monday ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood, many grassroots conservatives are beginning to realize they were misled about his real record. One conservative website called it a "betrayal."
It wasn't a surprise to us. My group, America's Survival, Inc., was virtually alone [among the few, but not alone] in exposing Kavanaugh's real record on abortion and other social issues. We published the 44-page report, "The Deep State Wears Black Robes," and called his nomination a "Trojan Horse." Yet, Fox News and other conservative media, as well as various Washington, D.C.-based conservative groups, had advertised Kavanaugh as a strong conservative. Many of them were invited to the White House to listen to Kavanaugh hail the legacy of "liberty" of the man he would replace, pro-abortion and pro-gay Justice Anthony Kennedy. That turned out to be an indication of Kavanaugh's liberal direction on the court.
We had conducted a careful study of Kavanaugh's record, noting that he was a virtual clone of Justice Kennedy. A liberal Catholic, Kavanaugh actually had a record of ruling against evangelical chaplains. But one leading conservative told me I had gone off "the deep end" by opposing Kavanaugh. Fox News refused to cover our detailed critique of his record. It was a very controlled "debate" with "both sides" defined so as to exclude the real truth.
But Fox News wasn't alone in stacking the deck. All of the major conservative websites fell for the ruse that Kavanaugh was a conservative. They know who they are. They owe their readers an apology.
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