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The United States Navy has moved three aircraft carriers and several hundred aircraft into the contested South China Sea for the first time in three years, the Navy reported on June 12. The deployment of the vessels is intended to send a message to China that the U.S. won’t be leaving it to its own devices in the region.

China claims the South China Sea as its own, even though it is contested by the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Brunei. Over the last few months, while the world has been distracted by coronavirus, China has moved to further secure its interests and position of power in the Pacific.

At the same time, the U.S. has struggled to maintain a significant presence in the Pacific, as its naval forces struggled with the pandemic. However, the Navy has now rebounded and is determined to assert itself in the region once more.

Its movement has been swift. Three aircraft carriers, the uss Theodore Roosevelt, the uss Nimitz in the Western Pacific and the uss Ronald Regan in the Philippine Sea have all been dispatched. With each vessel carrying at least 60 aircraft and supported by all its forward-deployed attack submarines, destroyers and cruisers, this is the biggest deployment of U.S. vessels in the Pacific since tensions with North Korea were at their peak in 2017.

The Roosevelt and Nimitz carrier strike groups are scheduled to carry out defense drills and naval exercises in what Rear Adm. Doug Verissimo called “a great opportunity for us to train together in a complex scenario.”

Law enforcement officers are public enemy number one in America. The death of George Floyd has set off an unprecedented level of rioting and protest. United States President Donald Trump has had his unfair share of blame for all that has taken place. White supremacy has also been decried as the source of all the trouble, as has systemic racism. However, the main channel through which all these purportedly pervasive evils are believed to have been sustained is through the police.

And so, a movement has begun to reduce, and in some cases completely abolish, law enforcement in America. The subject of police brutality is based on the belief that racism is endemic in law enforcement. The issue has returned to the fore after four black people were killed by the police over six months in 2014. For many in the black community, it harkened back to the 1991 Rodney King beating and the subsequent acquittal of the responsible police officers, resulting in the Los Angeles riots. Black Lives Matter was founded after the acquittal of the policemen involved in the 2014 killings. Its mission is to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black community by the state and vigilantes.” The organization aims to create a world where “Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise” (emphasis added throughout).

The United States promised to withdraw its forces from Iraq during a video conference on June 11. The joint statement by the State Department said that the U.S. “reiterated that it does not seek nor request permanent bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq” and that it “would continue reducing its forces from Iraq.” As a result of Iran’s persistence and political subterfuge, its goal of driving the U.S. out of Iraq is about to be fully realized.

Despite previous statements by U.S. President Donald Trump, he is now expediting America’s withdrawal. In February 2019 on cbs This Morning, Mr. Trump expressed no desire to leave Iraq. In fact, he said he wanted to keep the Al Asad Air Base in order “to watch Iran.” Again, in January, when tensions between Iran and the U.S. were at a peak, Mr. Trump said the U.S. military wouldn’t leave Iraq anytime soon, calling a U.S. withdrawal “the worst thing that could happen to Iraq.” Two months later, however, the U.S. began consolidating its troops and handing over its military bases to Iraq. And now, the State Department says it has no desire for a permanent base or military presence in Iraq as it continues to withdraw troops.

Seattle Mayor Compares Antifa Takeover to a Block Party

id you know that Iranians held a candlelight vigil for George Floyd? Did you know that murals of Floyd with the words “I can’t breathe” were painted on the Berlin Wall and on a landmark in the Idlib province of Syria? Did you know that English Premier League soccer players took a knee at midfield, and soccer stars in Germany marked goals scored by displaying the message “Justice for George Floyd”? 

A single act of police brutality in the United States has sparked large protests in Paris, Toronto, Copenhagen, Dublin, Rio de Janiero, Milan, Mexico City and countless other cities. Streets in Vancouver, Canada, had to close to accommodate thousands of demonstrators. Black Lives Matter activists in London shouted “Hands up, don’t shoot” at British police—who don’t carry guns. Eight thousand miles from the Minneapolis street where the tragedy took place, tens of thousands turned out to protest in Auckland, New Zealand.

Why the unprecedented paroxysm of outrage over an incident in Midwestern America?

Marking another low point in Germany’s relationship with the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered the withdrawal of up to 9,500 of America’s 34,500 troops in Germany, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Many were caught off guard by this announcement. “We are close partners in the transatlantic alliance. But it is complicated,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Bild. “Should a part of the U.S. troops be withdrawn, we will be taking note. We appreciate the decades of cooperation with the U.S. armed forces. It is in the interest of our two countries” (Trumpet translation throughout). “By all accounts,” Spiegel Online noted, “the U.S. government had not previously informed nato partner Germany of the decision as usual. Because of the scope of the plans, this can be seen as a provocation.” Frederick Benjamin Hodges, former head of the Allied Land Command, called the decision “a colossal mistake.” “The Congress was not informed, the U.S. commanders in Europe were unsuspecting, and nobody spoke to Germany or nato,” Hodges told Spiegel.


2:47 Desecrating Historical Figures (18 minutes)

The statues of two of Britain’s most honored historical figures—Sir Winston Churchill and Edward Colston—were desecrated when protesters vandalized one and dumped the other into Bristol Harbor.

20:35 Police Under Attack (13 minutes)

Five years ago, the Trumpet warned about this vicious attack on law enforcement and told you where it was leading.

43:08 Hypocrisy in the Media (13 minutes)

The left-wing media are losing any credibility they had left. First, they told us to stay inside and socially distance ourselves lest we kill someone. Now, we are encouraged to assemble together, closely, and protest for justice.

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At no other time in America’s recent history has the issue of food security been such a major concern. Has the pandemic caused you to question how you, your family, or society at large would cope with a severe food shortage? Many in the developed world are now asking such questions. Americans have seen many changes to their lifestyle, but one stands out in particular: how, what and even when, they eat. In the Western world, food shortages don’t tend to be a subject on the average person’s mind. During coronavirus, that changed. Many began to wonder if they would be able to feed themselves and their families. Some turned to food banks; others stockpiled supplies. People who ate out regularly were forced to cook their own meals. “Coupled with the run on toilet paper that led to severe shortages, recent events are leading Americans to wonder if the nation’s food supply is secure,” wrote Niv Elis at the Hill (April 22). On April 14, Foreign Policy wrote that while many have been focused on the medical aspects of the disease, “[f]ar less attention has been paid to another pandemic-driven shortage lurking over the horizon: food.” As leaders discuss the probability of a second coronavirus wave, few are discussing a possible “third wave” of widespread hunger.

Media coverage of the food shortages during coronavirus raises a vital question: Will famine ever come to America? To Britain, Canada, Australia, or Europe?

China announced on May 22 an increase of 6.6 percent to its defense budget for 2020. This puts total military spending at $178.2 billion, up from $167 billion last year. Though this is the lowest increase for almost 30 years, it’s still an appreciable increase—and it says much about China’s priorities during coronavirus. The 6.6 percent figure can also be misleading. According to Defense News, it actually represents the fifth-highest increase in spending ever, in terms of real purchasing power.

Compared to the same time last year, China’s economy shrank by 6.8 percent during the first quarter of 2020. This made analysts pessimistic about military spending. However, Premier Li Keqiang pledged to protect the armed forces from this economic shock, and it appears his promise is holding up.

This does not bode well for Taiwan. In his statement to the Chinese parliament the day the spending bill was announced, Li dropped the standard use of the word “peaceful” when discussing reunification with the island nation. Hong Kong is also seeing an unprecedented surge in Chinese influence. A highly controversial law targeting “sedition” and “treason” against the Chinese Communist Party is being pushed through parliament. Foreign Policy called it the “final nail in Hong Kong’s coffin” and a “deathblow” for independence.

New global challenges urge Germany to prepare for war on the sea. A total of $5.8 billion is estimated for the procurement of four multi-purpose mks 180 combat ships. According to Handelsblatt, this “is the largest naval order of this type in the history of the Bundeswehr, and it is to be realized—a novelty—under the leadership of the Dutch shipyard mainly in Blohm and Voss in Hamburg” (Trumpet translation throughout). Germany has one of the largest merchant fleets in the world. It is working to acquire the necessary warships to defend that dominance and extend its global power.

Regarding the mks 180, faz.net noted on May 19 that Germany’s “navy in the future should not only be able to help with their ships but also fight.”

The German shipyards previously worked to delay the contract of the mks 180. However, that is now changing. “Earlier this year,” Defense News recounted, “German Naval Yards Kiel lamented an unfair evaluation of its mks 180 bid by the Defense Ministry, announcing it was prepared for a potentially lengthy legal battle.” The German shipyard has now dropped the case, removing one of the last few remaining obstacles for the construction of the warship.

On Tuesday, China delivered a blow to the Australian economy, when it imposed a barley tariff of more than 80 percent. The tariff will last five years and cost Australia an estimated $500 million per year. This comes as Australia struggles to maintain a delicate trade relationship with its increasingly aggressive neighbor. China announced the move after its Ministry of Commerce apparently completed a 16-month investigation into an anti-dumping complaint. China concluded that Australia has been selling barley to it at a lower price than in domestic markets. Australia rejects the notion, claiming China is punishing Australia for backing a covid-19 inquiry. On Monday night, more than 110 countries sponsored the Australian-backed motion for an independent international inquiry into covid-19’s origins. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country supports a “comprehensive evaluation of the global response.” But Chinese authorities have simultaneously condemned international lawmakers for “politicizing” the pandemic. In other words, China believes the inquiry should not focus on the source of the virus: China. While Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tried to downplay the motion, it is too late. The dragon has turned on its trade partner. Australian farmers are getting a small taste of the diplomatic and economic statecraft of China.

The Growing Beast

The Chinese Communist Party’s self-serving behavior throughout the coronavirus crisis provides a preview of the kind of rule that will soon dominate the world.

China threatened in the early days of the covid-19 outbreak to end the World Health Organization’s (who) investigation if the group announced a global health crisis and the disease’s human-to-human transmission, according to a new Central Intelligence Agency report confirmed to Newsweek on May 12.

China first informed the who of a new pneumonia-like illness emerging in Wuhan on December 31. The Chinese Communist Party (ccp) recognized the danger of the coronavirus even at this early phase of the outbreak, but rather than trying to warn the world of the need to take measures to contain it early, it took exactly the opposite approach. It told the who in January that China would “stop cooperating with the agency’s coronavirus investigation if the organization declared a global health emergency,” Newsweek wrote.

Meanwhile, as the ccp was pressuring the who to downplay the threat, it ordered Chinese embassies and other Chinese organizations in countries around the world to buy up as much medical equipment as possible abroad and ship it to China. In Australia, for example, journalist Liz Storer reported that “Chinese government-backed organizationsceased normal business operations during January and February to “literally pillage Australia” for epidemic-related supplies, “which they proudly put into massive containers and shipped back to China.”

Why haven’t you heard much about Russia lately? A presidential election is coming up, and the last time we had one of those, we heard nothing but Russia, Russia, Russia. The Democrat media complex spent nearly three years of wall-to-wall coverage trying to convince you that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 to rig the presidential election. Now that these allegations have been thoroughly disproved, the journalists are determined never to revisit the subject again. But two major events that occurred on Thursday are forcing the truth back into the spotlight. One has to do with Rep. Adam Schiff, and the other has to do with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. In 2017, Schiff and many other radical leftists were telling us through abccbscnnnbc, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other media outlets that they had received “direct evidence” of collusion during closed-door congressional hearings. Last week, Schiff finally released transcripts from these hearings. As it turns out, the testimony given under oath in 2017 tells a much different story from what Schiff and others were telling the media. James Clapper had been the director of national intelligence for President Barack Obama. In his testimony to Congress, he admitted that he “never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” Evelyn Farkas was one of President Obama’s senior defense officials. She appeared on msnbc in March 2017 and said that information about Trump colluding with Russia existed, and she feared that the new Trump administration would destroy it. She encouraged her former co-workers to leak or spread whatever information they had throughout the intelligence community.

At the end of May 1940, with British troops in full-scale retreat to Dunkirk, and France about to fall, Winston Churchill, British prime minister for only two weeks at this point, faced the biggest decision of the war and of his life: Should he negotiate a peace settlement with “that man”? This decision was made considerably more difficult by the fact that colleagues, led by esteemed Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax, believed Britain must sue for peace. The pressure on Churchill was immense. Halifax and his supporters were men of prodigious knowledge, experience and eloquence. Their arguments were persuasive. These men were “experts.” Thankfully for us all, Churchill rejected the advice of these experts. In a speech to members of the outer cabinet on May 28, he laid out his view on surrender, concluding the message with these now-immortal words: “If this long island story of ours is to end at last, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his own blood upon the ground.” Rejecting the counsel of Halifax and his panel of experts was one of the greatest acts of leadership Winston Churchill ever displayed. Ultimately, leadership isn’t about IQ or eloquence. It isn’t about being great at managing a committee or leading like-minded people. It’s not being the loudest or toughest guy (or girl) in the room, or the most creative, talented or sophisticated.                         <---- Read MORE!!

White House economic officials have considered canceling $1.1 trillion in debt owed to China, reported the Washington Post on April 30. In response, China has threatened to dump United States bond securities. For the time being, both may be only words amid a war of blame. But China’s threat is worth thinking about. When carried out, now or in the future, it will spell the end of the American dollar’s global reign. The U.S. strategy to make China pay a price for mishandling coronavirus would cancel “some or all” of the $1.1 trillion in debt, which the U.S. owes China. This is unlikely to happen, but it did provoke a foreboding response from China. Rather than lose billions of dollars, China threatened to dump treasuries and sell the debt while it still can.

China’s threat to sell U.S. debt bonds should be concerning for everyone, not only Americans. The dollar has been the world’s reserve currency for decades. The global financial order is based upon it. China is well aware of how dependent the U.S. is on other nations buying its debt.

This isn’t a new idea. As South China Morning Post wrote, “In the past decade, there has been no shortage of calls in China for the government to dump its vast holdings of U.S. treasuries.”

In 2019, global military expenditure saw its biggest increase in a decade. According to a report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (sipri), Germany saw the largest percentage increase of the top 15 spenders.

In 2019, global military spending reached $1.9 trillion, 3.6 percent more than 2018 and, when adjusted for inflation, the highest level since 1988. Germany increased its military spending by 10 percent to $49.3 billion. “Military spending has reached the highest point since the end of the Cold War,” Nan Tian, a researcher at sipri, told afp. The United States, which spent $732 billion in 2019, is still the world’s largest spender. The next two nations on the leaderboard are China and India, spending an estimated $261 billion and $71.1 billion, respectively.

“More and more money is going toward the world’s militaries, with the U.S. and China leading the way,” Deutsche Welle reported. “But no other top-spending country has increased its military expenditure year-over-year as much as Germany.” Due to the coronavirus outbreak, military expenditures are predicted to drop significantly in 2020. Many nations will be forced to invest in better health-care systems, meaning most nations’ military spending will likely suffer. But Germany has been saving for years, and it may now use its reserves to continue to invest in its military. 

China appears to be setting off “zero yield” nuclear tests despite its claims of adhering to an international agreement forbidding such explosions, United States officials wrote in a State Department report published April 15.

Zero yield nuclear tests do not ignite an explosive chain reaction of the kind caused by detonating most nuclear warheads. This indicates that the weapons being tested are either tactical nuclear weapons or triggers for larger bombs. In either case, such explosions are easier for a nation to conceal from monitoring agencies, particularly when conducted deep underground. The Chinese tests are believed to have occurred at underground locations at its Lop Nur nuclear test site throughout last year.

The State Department’s report states: “China’s possible preparation to operate its Lop Nur test site year-round, its use of explosive containment chambers, extensive excavation activities at Lop Nur, and a lack of transparency on its nuclear testing activities … raise concerns regarding its adherence to the zero yield standard.”

The lack of transparency includes China’s obstruction of data transfers from sensors on Chinese territory that are intended to alert monitoring groups of radioactive releases and seismic activity.

30:00 Making It Up as We Go (10 minutes)

On one hand, CNN’s Chris Cuomo and his wife must separate, even though they have both already had coronavirus. On the other hand, Dr. Anthony Fauci said casual sex with strangers is alright as long as you’re willing to accept the risk. In the United Kingdom, police are kicking people out of public parks for sitting alone and reading a book. At the same time, large crowds in London gather to applaud the service of NHS workers. It’s impossible to make sense of the many new rules.

More than 16,000 United States National Guard members have been deployed across 50 states to help with the coronavirus pandemic by distributing food, running screening facilities, and disinfecting public places. The governors of at least 22 states have approved the use of dual-status commanders to coordinate this response. These commanders report to both the state governor and the command structure of the U.S. military.

“This response isn’t just about delivering food or supporting covid test centers. It’s about protecting our children, parents and grandparents,” Gen. Joseph Lengyel told the Military Times. “Our nation is looking to the National Guard to help, and we can’t let them down.”

Such military response to a domestic problem has never before been activated on a nationwide scale. On March 31, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced that states have the option of using the National Guard to enforce stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Guard in Rhode Island has already been going door to door to enforce state-imposed quarantine orders.

As coronavirus spreads, Americans are preparing for the worst. People are dashing to the stores to buy toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bread, beans, sugar, chicken, respiratory masks, ammunition and guns. On March 16, background checks for firearm purchases were up 300 percent compared with the same day last year, according to federal data shared with the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Several states such as California, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have now issued shutdown orders demanding that gun stores and other nonessential businesses close up shop during the quarantine.

These orders have led to a debate over whether or not the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution makes firearms stores essential businesses during a pandemic.

As people debate the legality of closing gun shops during a national emergency, many Americans seem to have forgotten an issue that was once a major talking point in gun control debates. Namely, that several government agencies—including the Environmental Protection Agency, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Small Business Administration, and the Social Security administration—have stockpiled enough guns, ammunition and military-grade weapons to supply a standing army of federal agents.

It’s time for critics to be quiet.

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, Bavaria was the first German state to implement a lockdown. State Premier Markus Söder’s March 20 decision was met with much criticism, as he preempted the decision of other states and created scenes like unto those of a police state. But former Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who was present at the time in Bavaria, strongly defended the decision.

Bavaria first introduced a two-week ban against going outside, which has since been extended. Söder said in a television address: “It’s not easy to make these decisions. We make these decisions according to the best of our knowledge and conscience. There will be a Bavaria after coronavirus, but it will be a stronger one ….”

“We aren’t shutting Bavaria down,” he added. “We aren’t locking Bavaria in. But we are bringing public life in Bavaria to a complete halt.”

As the rest of the world wages war on covid-19 and on their own economies, the Chinese Communist Party (ccp) is waging an increasingly heated propaganda war to deflect blame for the outbreak.

Government spokespeople are on the front lines of the conflict, hurling accusations of racism at any who dare to emphasize the disease’s Chinese origins. Behind them are Chinese state media, lauding the Communist Party’s “effective and responsible governance” in handling the coronavirus. And overseeing it all are high-ranking Communist Party members, some of whom have gone so far as to blame the United States for bringing the coronavirus into Wuhan, the Chinese city where it originated. Meanwhile, some in the Western world are acting as reinforcements for this Chinese campaign, parroting much of the propaganda and heaping praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping and the rest of the ccp.

Racist Names?

Whether you live in America or somewhere else, right now the biggest problem you’re likely facing is paying your monthly bills. The forced shutdown of the global economy has pulverized national and family budgets. In Canada, it is reported that federal unemployment insurance claims have rocketed to Great Depression levels. Ding-dong, Dorothy, the economy is dead. Last month, many Americans were living paycheck-to-paycheck. This month has seen that paycheck taken away. There is no sense citing endless statistics. Tens of millions of Americans can’t even handle a $400 emergency. Banks and credit card companies are preparing for a tsunami of payment deferrals and loan defaults as consumers buckle. Like boozy wastrels drunk on prosperity, millions have squandered precious time and money in the face of mounting evidence a crash was coming. Instead of having savings for a rainy day, Americans are now facing a financial reckoning that’s going to burn. The toll isn’t only financial; it’s physical, emotional and spiritual. And authorities are seeing a corresponding spike in suicides and substance and domestic abuse.

Whether you are a movie buff or not, the image of Boris Karloff in the 1931 horror movie dressed up as Frankenstein is probably burned into your memory. As a child, you might have seen that fictional image and recoiled in absolute horror and ducked your head into someone’s arms or into your pillow. As an adult, you might laugh the whole thing off. The thought of a scientist piecing together a monster that can terrorize society seems like a script only fit for the movies. In 1931, it was.

Fast-forward to 2020. What if this scenario isn’t so far-fetched? What if scientists are actually creating Frankenstein-type monsters in their laboratories with the potential to terrorize the world—monsters that are being wittingly or unwittingly unleashed on an unsuspecting public? We no longer have to use our imaginations. It is happening before our eyes. As the world continues to grapple with the covid-19 pandemic crisis, with over 14,000 deaths at the time of writing this, researchers have...... Read More

The Kremlin is willing to hurt the Russian economy to gain a geopolitical advantage over America.
Half measures, fake peace and a giant in retreat

United States President Donald Trump signed an agreement with the Taliban on Saturday affirming a temporary truce and a full-scale American withdrawal from Afghanistan. After 18 years of war, spending $1 trillion supporting the war effort, and the death of 2,300 American soldiers and more than 150,000 Afghans, America has conceded defeat.

America’s retreat from Afghanistan has been a long-standing Trumpet prediction. In November 2001, when the U.S. first started its war in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks, we predicted: “The U.S. won’t be the victors in this war. … As we now examine the facts emerging from this war, we can see unequivocally that the terrorist snake will survive America’s aggression—head intact and stronger than ever.”

The coronavirus outbreak is the shape of things to come

The Wuhan coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19, reveals how vulnerable humanity remains to virulent pathogens. A century after the devastating Spanish flu pandemic, public health officials are scrambling to prevent this latest plague—which as of Feb. 24 had infected more than 79,000 people in at least 29 countries, most of them in China—from becoming another pandemic. As they do, it’s worth taking a step back to consider the stubborn staying power of infectious disease. Far from an anomaly, this outbreak is the shape of things to come…

Today, development and globalization are driving a new era of infectious disease. Since 1980, scientists have discovered new human pathogens at a rate of more than three per year. Nearly three quarters are viruses, and the vast majority are zoonoses, or diseases that leap from one animal reservoir to another, often recombining DNA along the way. As humans exploit and disrupt once isolated ecosystems, they and their domesticates inevitably come into closer contact with wild species and the novel pathogens they host…



he tass news agency reported on February 21 that the Russian Ministry of Defense is expected to sign a contract for the construction of its ninth and 10th Borei class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. Seven of these 10 will be the newer, upgraded and more advanced A-class submarine.

tass quoted an anonymous Russian defense industry source as saying, “A decision has been made to sign a contract at the Army 2020 forum for building two more Borei-A missile-carrying submarines. Under the terms of the contract, both ships will be laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard in 2021.”


Asenior United States Navy admiral warned on February 4 that America’s East Coast has been left vulnerable due to the increased presence of Russian submarines in the Atlantic Ocean.

At a gathering of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Navy Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis said, “Our new reality is that when our sailors toss the lines over and set sail, they can expect to be operating in a contested space once they leave Norfolk. Our ships can no longer expect to operate in a safe haven on the East Coast or merely cross the Atlantic unhindered to operate in another location.”

Admiral Lewis is commander of the Navy’s 2nd Fleet, which resumed operation in 2018 to handle the threat of Russian submarines in the Atlantic Ocean.

This threat was highlighted in October 2019 when Russia began its largest underwater exercises since the Cold War. Ten Russian submarines took .....  read more

Russia is replacing older nuclear technology with newer and deadlier options in a trend that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said on January 29 has Europe “very concerned.”

While Russian President Vladimir Putin has bragged about its intercontinental Burevestnik nuclear propelled missile, all of its tests in 2019 ended in failure. Europe is more worried about Russia’s nuclear modernization program that revolves more around weapons that can threaten European soil.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his National Security Council decided on January 28 to allow Chinese company Huawei access to “non-core” parts of its network, as it builds portions of Britain’s 5G network.

Though the council says that Huawei will not be granted access to “sensitive locations” or nuclear sites, it made the decision despite warnings from the United States that allowing the Chinese company access to its networks could jeopardize trans-Atlantic intelligence sharing.

The council decided to proceed with the deal because, despite Huawei being a “high risk vendor,” it determined that it could safely navigate the cybersecurity risks. The decision was also motivated by the belief that banning Huawei would have resulted in losses of tens of billions of pounds as well as “significant consumer delays,” according to the Telegraph.

Johnson said he would never “jeopardize” Britain’s security relationships. Digital Secretary Baroness Nicky Morgan asserted that high-risk vendors, such as Huawei, “never have been and never will be in our most sensitive networks.”

But U.S. security expert Klon Kitchen warned that Britain’s dual action of trusting Huawei and believing that it can keep Huawei out is a “terrible mistake.” He warned:

Chinese law says that all information—even your information—that transits, is stored on, or in any other way touches the networks of a Chinese company is considered “Chinese information” and, therefore, must be made available to the country’s intelligence services. Huawei’s assurances that your information is protected from these laws are not credible and the fact that these networks can be technically “secured” will do nothing to change this fact.

Desperation and division are growing amidst Germany’s political uncertainty.

“We are now at the finality of a highly accomplished chancellor who led a country through many storms,” former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said about Chancellor Angela Merkel (Trumpet translation throughout). But now is the time, he said, when “the next to come must lead.” Guttenberg has a clear favorite about who this next leader should be: Merkel’s long-time rival, Friedrich Merz.....  READ MORE

America’s government has been embroiled in a shameful impeachment charade for months now. The Democrats are demonstrating that there is virtually no limit to what they are willing to do to attack the president and undermine the last election—and the next one. Meanwhile, revelations continue to emerge about their abuse of the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans, even the president himself.

People need to understand what a dangerous threat this is to the very foundation of this nation!

What is happening in the Democratic Party is an extension of and intensification of a process started by the previous president.

When Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally change America” during his 2008 presidential run, few people knew what he really meant. Now that he is out of office, it is becoming clearer all the time that the change he was talking about was something far more dangerous than many people assumed.

He meant changing America from a constitutional republic. And what we are witnessing in the country today shows that, to an alarming degree, he succeeded!      READ MORE

President Vladimir Putin
Putin is deliberately weakening presidential powers—just in time for him to step into another more influential office.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent shock waves around the world once again. In his January 15 State of the Union address, he announced the most sweeping changes to Russia’s constitution since the document was put into force in 1993. This bombshell was immediately followed by the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the rest of the Russian cabinet, a move that will facilitate Putin’s overhaul of the Constitution.

Guttenberg and a ‘Final Wake-up Call’ for Europe

In an interview with Die-Wirtschaft.at, former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said he hopes that “developments in China and the United States” will provide Europe a “final wake-up call” to unite (Trumpet translation throughout). The Austrian publication wrote on November 27: “According to Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Europe must quickly move closer together and show strength—also militarily.”

In the interview, Guttenberg was asked how Europe can position itself to play a decisive role in the future. He answered:

First of all, I am convinced that Europe must position itself as a strong pillar and not lose sight of both directions. Whether this will work, however, depends on if, and to what extent, we can create European cohesion. First of all, one needs to see the antagonism between China and the United States, and the resulting lines of conflict, as an opportunity for Europe. If you want to capitalize on China’s drive to expand and the renationalization of the United States, Europe has to be more confident in carrying its unique economic area with over 500 million people forward.