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Russia and India Strengthen Strategic Partnership



Russia and India have taken several significant steps strengthening military ties in recent weeks, in a way that reveals how one major obstacle to forming a pan-Asian military alliance will be overcome.

On February 3, tass news agency reported that around 100 Indian military specialists arrived in Russia to begin training for the operation of the S-400 Triumf missile air defense systems. The highly sophisticated S-400 was described by the Economist recently as “one of the best air-defense systems currently made.” Capable of striking aircraft and incoming missiles midflight, it is the defense system of choice for Russia, Turkey and China.

The United States imposed sanctions on both Turkey and China under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act for purchasing the system from Russia. And despite a warning from the Trump administration in 2018 that a similar purchase may invite U.S. sanctions, India went ahead with a $5 billion deal to purchase five S-400 units.

The U.S. has been determined to foster deeper ties with India, mainly as a means of countering China. And after agreeing to a $3 billion defense deal last year, Indo-U.S. relations appeared to be strengthening. But India’s S-400 purchase, and the recent arrival of Indian specialists in Russia, indicate that India is more committed to its relationship with Russia than with the U.S.

It is not difficult to see why. All together, Russia has supplied some 80 percent of India’s military equipment, and .... READ MORE, click the above link


German Military Receives Another Record Boost



For the last decade, the German military has been under-financed. Yet at the same time, Germany’s economy and industry have grown every year. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has spent a record sum on its military while other nations have had to consider cutbacks.

In its recent report to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Germany stated that its projected defense spending for 2021 amounts to $63.9 billion. This represents 3.2 percent increase over the previous year. As of December 2020, 265,000 men and women, uniformed and civilian, were employed by the Bundeswehr. A total of 183,777 professional, temporary and voluntary soldiers serve in the Bundeswehr.

Yet this boost in Germany’s spending is unique. “All U.S. presidents over the past decades have advocated more defense spending by Europe’s nato partners,” nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with German news agency dpa last year. At a nato summit in Brussels in 2018, then United States President Donald Trump didn’t rule out an American withdrawal from the alliance if members did not reach the goal of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. German defense spending in 2020 was equivalent to 1.6 percent of its gdp, according to the latest nato calculations, up from 1.3 percent in 2019.

But few realize that Germany’s military strength does not lie in its numbers but in innovation.

“Though Germany isn’t a military heavyweight, the overall picture is strong,” we wrote in “Forging a Superpower.” “Its military budget is the seventh highest in the world. This rank could suddenly rise if Germany commits to rearm—for which its capacity is mighty.”

For decades, Germany has been among the world’s leading arms exporters and has established a global arms industry. At the same time, it has maintained a comparatively small core army. Due to these factors, it has been able to invest in military innovation.

For example, on January 28, the Bundeswehr ordered laser weapons from the German arms industry. Very few nations have the ability to order such technology from their own industries.

So while it is true the German military has been under-financed, its arms industry, in close cooperation with European partners, has grown steadily. What’s more, for decades Germany has had strategic insight into nato operations. It has had time to study U.S. weapons technology.

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Will China Invade Taiwan This Year?

Will China Invade Taiwan This Year?
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Is India No Longer Worried About War?



A close look at the numbers reveals a dogged determination to boost military power.

India announced on February 1 that its defense budget for 2021 will increase by only 1 percent, surprising analysts who anticipated a sharper increase because of mounting threats. But a closer look shows that India remains deeply concerned about war—and is spending in anticipation of it.

India has been embroiled in a violent dispute with China at the Ladakh border since last June. Thousands of soldiers, tanks and artillery were deployed to the border as a result. This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared a desire to modernize the military.

However, India’s defense budget only rose from $47 billion last year to $47.4 billion this year. This fractional increase has, according to Bloomberg, cast “doubt” on India’s seriousness about military investment and modernization. But a look at the budget details reveals Delhi’s intent.

The majority of the budget used to be devoted to pensions, personnel, infrastructure and repairs. Now the allocations for these have shrunk, while the portion of the budget allocated for weapons purchases has soared by 18 percent.

This maneuvering is an impressive display of economic nous, allowing India to dramatically advance its weapons program at little extra cost.

India’s defense minister personally thanked Mr. Modi for this massive increase, which marked “the highest ever increase in capital outlay for defense in 15 years.”

‘Time Bomb’: China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Ships



German Military Developing Laser Weapons With Rheinmetall and MBDA


The German government has signed a joint venture with mbda Germany and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition to develop a laser weapon for use on boats. Rheinmetall wrote in its press release on January 28: “The contract is a logical continuation of the successfully tested functional laser weapon models of recent years and combines the experience gained to create one of the most ambitious projects in the field of laser weapon development in Europe” (Trumpet translation throughout).

mbda stated in 2019, “Compared to other countries, … our two companies possess extraordinary capabilities. Lasers offer new tactical possibilities on land, at sea and in the air. In partnership with the German Navy, we want to press ahead with this new technology.” In February 2019, Rheinmetall successfully tested a laser weapon station.

“Lasers engage targets at the speed of light, with high precision and the lowest possible collateral damage,” Rheinmetall stated. “[I]t is a new generation of defense systems.” Laser weapons are considered a game-changer, enabling instant, high-precision strikes on specific components of the enemy target, leaving it defenseless yet intact.

A demonstrator with this capability is scheduled to be tested under near-operational conditions by the end of 2021. Doris Laarmann, head of Business Development Laser at mbda Germany, said: “The contract is an important step toward an operational high-energy laser system. Both companies will use their respective strengths to make the project a success for the German Navy. The demonstrator will test important topics such as the interaction of sensors, command/weapon engagement system and the effector, as well as rules of engagement on board the frigate.”

Rheinmetall’s newsletter stated that the company “has been an internationally renowned center of excellence for weapons and ammunition systems since the beginning of its more than 130-year history and has also been active in the field of laser weapon systems for many years.”

German weapons manufacturers indeed have a long history. Most recently, they have been exporting weapons around the world, supplying wars abroad. But within that 130-year history, they have also supplied two world wars. Without companies like Rheinmetall, neither the German kaiser nor Adolf Hitler could have killed millions of people.

Yet Rheinmetall seems proud of that 130-year history.

These developments in Germany’s weapons industry are striking when you consider its history. “Until the last 10 to 15 years, the Bundeswehr couldn’t fire up a tank without being accused of starting World War iii,” we wrote in “Forging a Superpower.”

Many nations have weapons manufacturers. But what other nation has a history of starting massive wars like Germany? Consider that some of the bloodiest conflicts in history centered around Germany: the Thirty Years’ War, the Wars of German Unification, World War i and World War ii.

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Antifa and Other Left-Wing Extremist Groups Breed Violence in Germany


Left-wing extremism reached a record high in Germany last year, according to data released this month by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (bmi). The number of violent crimes motivated by left-wing extremism rose from 1,052 in 2019 to 1,359 in 2020—an increase of 29 percent. In total, 9,973 left-wing, extremist-motivated crimes were recorded in 2020 (9,849 in 2019). The indication is that political movements are becoming increasingly violent. In 2019, left-wing extremist crimes had risen by 40 percent over 2018.

Linda Teuteberg, a Free Democrat in the Interior Ministry, told Welt am Sonntag: “In addition to the dynamic development in right-wing extremism and Islamism, the trend in left-wing extremism toward more and more acts of violence is also worrying. There is no ethical superiority of any variant of violent extremism, and any trivialization of criminal action as activism is forbidden.”

Last year, the intelligence agency BfV observed a change in how the criminal actions are executed. Instead of “mass militancy,” we are seeing more and more “clandestine small group actions.” The hatred is no longer expressed toward institutions only but now also on “a personal level.” The persecution of individuals is becoming increasingly popular.

Months ago, BfV revealed that at least 47 of the more than 100 Antifa groups nationwide are now being observed and classified as “extremist.”

Antifa stands for Anti-Fascist Action. “The members of the Antifa scene are united in their more or less intensive struggle against people and activities they perceive as ‘fascist,’” Die Welt noted. But in “fighting against fascism,” these radical leftists have established their own terror regime.

In 2019, German authorities identified 33,500 people as left-wing extremists; 9,200 of which are considered “violent” left-wing extremists. According to Der Spiegel sources, Germany’s domestic secret service categorized 32,080 people as potential right-wing extremists in 2019, up from 24,100 in 2018. This estimate includes 7,000 supporters of the radical wing of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). According to the federal office’s annual report, the number of “violent” right-wing extremists was 13,000 in 2019. (The numbers have likely increased in 2020, but reports have not yet been published.)

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Candidate Biden: You Can’t Govern by Executive Order ‘Unless You’re a Dictator’  Candidate Biden: You Can’t Govern by Executive Order ‘Unless You’re a Dictator’

VIDEO

00:30 Executive Decrees (30 minutes)

The Joebama administration is using executive orders to implement its far-left agenda on “racial equity.” During his first week in office, Biden signed, though likely didn’t read, 37 executive orders, the most of any president in recent memory, perhaps in history. In October 2020, before Biden was installed as president, he told voters that there are things you “can’t do by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus.” So far, Biden’s fake presidency is functioning on executive decree alone.

33:00 Inciting Violence (11 minutes)

President Donald Trump is being impeached a second time for encouraging a peaceful march around the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The president said on January 6: “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” If that’s the standard for impeaching an elected official, every politician should be impeached.

44:00 Enshrining Fraud (11 minutes)

Democrats in Congress are trying to pass one of the most extreme and lawless voter reform bills in American history. The resolution will essentially legalize the fraud that was committed during the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election, making it possible for Democrats to “lawfully” steal every future election.


Joebama Has Arrived
Joebama Has Arrived
America Prepares for the Most Unusual Inauguration in History
America Prepares for the Most Unusual Inauguration in History

Australia: A Warning to the World


Australia: A Warning to the World
Impeachment in an Upside-down WorldImpeachment in an Upside-down World
China’s Most Dangerous Maneuver Ever Against America

China’s Most Dangerous Maneuver Ever Against America


Americans are realizing that China is a dangerous threat. But you probably won’t guess its deadliest anti-U.S. stroke.

China has become one of the world’s most aggressive and dangerous powers. Its leaders clearly have the ambition to rule the world! And China’s danger and ambition is multiplied by its remarkably close partnership with Russia.

But the biggest problem China poses is not generally mentioned. This is something that American politicians, especially, want to forget. Perhaps even the American people want to forget it because they share in the blame for letting this maneuver happen. This problem may prove to be the most insidious move by China against America in history. And it will plague the United States in the near future!

I’m talking about China’s takeover of the Panama Canal.

Economic Power

Carving a channel through Central America was a goal for centuries. But it wasn’t until 1880 that France made the first concerted attempt under Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French entrepreneur who had completed the Suez Canal. The French spent the modern equivalent of $6 billion, only to abandon it after disease and accidents killed more than 22,000 laborers. Building an interoceanic canal appeared impossible.

But in 1903, United States President Theodore Roosevelt convinced the Panamanians to declare independence from Colombia and signed a landmark treaty with them. America paid France $40 million for its equipment and excavations and paid the Panamanians an initial payment of $10 million. Then the Americans went down and started digging!

Roosevelt was the first president to really see that America should be a world power. And he governed as if America was a world power, not just a colony of Europe.

After 10 years of innovation and backbreaking toil, hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars, and losing over 5,600 lives themselves, the Americans succeeded where so many others had failed. They turned the 400-year-old dream of slicing apart North America and South America and mingling the waters from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans into reality.

Rather than sailing 8,000 miles around the dangerous cape at the end of South America, sailors could now transit the 51-mile canal in less than half the time.

One of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World,” the.....   READ MORE, CLICK THE IMAGE

The Appalling Attack on American Free Speech

The Appalling Attack on American Free Speech
Russia’s Avangard Missiles Ready for Launch in 2021

Russia’s Avangard Missiles Ready for Launch in 2021
Four Big Asia Stories of 2020


Four Big Asia Stories of 2020

Australia: A Warning to the World

The consequences of growing too cozy with China



For the last three decades, the world has been drawing closer to China. Of all major Western nations, Australia has gotten closer than any other. And now it is realizing the fearsome consequences of that embrace.

It may be too late for Australians to pull out of the relationship. But their fate is a powerful warning to the rest of the world.

Money, Money, Money

It started with a business relationship.

After growing at an astonishing annual rate of around 10 percent for some 30 years, China is now, by some measures, the world’s largest economy. It takes a massive amount of raw materials to fuel such growth, making Australia a perfect trade partner.

In 2017, one third of Australia’s exports went to China, and nearly a quarter of its imports came from China.

Soon the economic relationship went beyond trade. China started buying up huge tracts of Australia. Chinese companies own more than 1 percent of Australia’s land area, including coal mines, energy companies, cattle farms, tourist resorts and even tens of thousands of private homes.

By the end of 2019, China was officially Australia’s ninth-largest foreign investor. However, much Chinese investment is also funneled through Hong Kong, Australia’s fifth-largest investor.

The flourishing economic relationship affected other areas of Australian life. In 2015, a Chinese company closely tied to China’s Communist government signed a 99-year lease of Australia’s northernmost port in Darwin. The port is vital to the Australian military and also hosts a United States military base. Chinese companies also signed contracts for a 99-year lease on the port of Newcastle, a share in the port of Melbourne, and a 100-year lease on Western Australia’s Merriden airport.

All this trade necessitated a close political relationship. In 2014 the Australian government invited President Xi Jinping to address Parliament.

Undercover

But this political relationship developed a dark side. China is being credibly accused of bribing Australian politicians and interfering with Australian elections.

In 2017, Australia’s public television station, abc, released a report showing that billionaires affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party were donating millions to Australia political parties and building close relationships with Australia’s political elites. In 2018 Charles Sturt University ethics professor Clive Hamilton published an explosive book titled Silent Invasion. It documents the governing Chinese Communist Party’s infiltration of Australian corporations, universities, government and even religions.

Hamilton warns that China is turning Australia into a puppet state. China, he says, has received a wave of “billionaires with shady histories and tight links to the party, media owners creating Beijing mouthpieces, ‘patriotic’ students brainwashed from birth, and professionals marshalled into pro-Beijing associations set up by the Chinese Embassy.” He alleges that Chinese spies coordinated a penetration into all levels of Chinese society.

In the aftermath of these allegations, Australian Sen. Sam Dastyari resigned, and the nation had to change its rules on politicians receiving donations from abroad.

Other politicians appear to have received thinly disguised bribes. Special Envoy Andrew Robb, for example, was the man who signed off on China leasing Port Darwin for a century. And what was waiting for him immediately upon leaving political office? An estimated $2 million plus expenses over three years—at the company to whom he had just leased the port.

But Chinese influence on Australian governance has been even more aggressive than all this. Three months prior to Australia’s 2019 elections, someone hacked the computer systems of the Australian Parliament and all major Australian political parties. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at the time that the attack was “sophisticated” and probably the work of a foreign government.

It has since emerged that this sophisticated foreign government was China.

Trade War

Chinese infiltration and aggression has caused Australians to change their position toward their large, wealthy northern neighbor.

The turnaround started gradually. In 2016 the Australian government blocked Chinese investment in the nation’s energy infrastructure over national security concerns. In 2018 they blocked Huawei Technologies from developing Australia’s 5G network.

But the real break came this year. Australia tried to hold China responsible for the spread of covid-19, and conducted investigations into the origins of the virus.

China reacted with fury. The Chinese Communist Party placed tariffs on Australian barley, wheat and coal. They found a sudden increase of “defects” in Australian copper, cotton, lobster, sugar and timber. It blocked imports of Australian lamb for fear of covid contamination, while meat from countries with much higher rates of covid sail on through. About 40 percent of Australian wine exports went to China. In November, the party imposed massive tariffs as high as 200-plus percent on that wine. Week by week, China is ratcheting up the economic damage with more tariffs.

Other strikes by China have been more below-the-belt. On Nov. 30, 2020, an official Twitter account of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a fake photo showing a grinning Australian soldier holding a gory knife at the throat of an Afghan child with the caption, “Don’t be afraid, we are coming to bring you peace!”

Australian inquiries into its troops’ conduct in Afghanistan have found no evidence of Australian soldiers killing children. But China is spreading the lie—an accusation that could easily lead to a terrorist attack against Australia.

As the trade and political skirmish has worsened, China has issued Australia a 14-point ultimatum. Australians can go back to buying and selling with the Chinese the way they used to only if the Australian government opens up the country to Chinese investment and stops criticizing the governing Chinese Communist Party.

How will Australia hold up under this pressure? Chinese infiltration has been so thorough that Australia is sailing into a trade war divided. Some of Australia’s own top politicians actually favor China!

Divided We Fall

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America’s COVID Bailout Is Loaded With Expensive Nonsense

America’s COVID Bailout Is Loaded With Expensive Nonsense
Rocket Attack Strikes U.S. Embassy


Made in Japan: A Defense Budget Fit for an Emperor

Made in Japan: A Defense Budget Fit for an Emperor

2020: The Year Europe Decided to Arm Itself

2020: The Year Europe Decided to Arm Itself
China’s Dangerous Deal With Papua New Guinea
China’s Dangerous Deal With Papua New Guinea
Trump’s Middle East Peace Deals Are Just Getting Started

Trump’s Middle East Peace Deals Are Just Getting Started
Cyber Security

US nuclear weapon stockpile targeted

America is faced with a “grave threat” after a major security breach saw the US nuclear weapons stockpile hacked, impacting at least six federal agencies.


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No Evidence of Voter Fraud? Americans Aren’t Buying It








00:30 Voter Fraud (14 minutes)

The U.S. Senate held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss voter fraud in the November election. More senators are starting to see the fraud in plain sight. Will anyone have the courage to fix it?

14:00 ‘Deep State’ Protects China (15 minutes)

The director of National Intelligence is supposed to provide a classified report on the election 45 days after it occurs. This year, that report is being delayed because members of the intelligence agencies are afraid to disclose China’s role in the election.



How Connected Is Communist China to Dominion Voting Systems?
The relationship is strong enough that America’s election may have been changed by foreign nationals.

Dominion Voting Systems has been under scrutiny ever since attorney Sidney Powell claimed to have “statistical evidence” that its machines stole votes from United States President Donald Trump. On December 13, Powell told the Epoch Times that every voting machine used in America’s elections should be impounded and reviewed for forensic analysis. And if America’s court system refuses to issue such an order, Powell believes President Trump should use his 2018 executive order on foreign interference to get the job done.

“[G]iven the level of foreign interference we can demonstrate … it’s more than sufficient to trigger the president’s executive order from 2018 that gives him all kinds of power—to do everything from seize assets, to freeze things, demand the impoundment of the machines,” she said on the American Thought Leaders program. “Under the emergency powers, he could even appoint a special prosecutor to look into this, which is exactly what needs to happen. Every voting machine in the country should be impounded right now. There’s frankly more than enough criminal probable cause to justify that. For anybody who’s willing to address the law and the facts purely on the basis of truth, and not politics or corporate greed or global wealth.”

When enacted, the executive order Powell referenced gives the director of national intelligence the power to conduct “an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent” of a foreign government tried to interfere in a U.S. election. An increasing amount of evidence is emerging that foreign sponsors used Dominion Voting Systems to shift votes to Joe Biden.

U.S., Israel Approve F-35 Sale to U.A.E. In search of peace, Israel is allowing the U.S. to arm a potential enemy with sophisticated weapons of war.

The United States Senate voted on December 9 to reject a pair of resolutions aimed at stopping the Trump administration’s $23 billion sale of armaments to the United Arab Emirates. After the Trump administration officially notified Congress of the sale last month, a few Democratic senators and one Republican senator attempted to block the deal, saying that one of America’s newest and most sophisticated warplanes should not be entrusted to the U.A.E.

The four resolutions submitted by senators Chris Murphy, Bob Menendez and Rand Paul, according to the Times of Israel, were rejected by the Senate in a vote that split mostly along party lines. The first resolution aimed at blocking the sale of 18 advanced Reaper drone systems fell 50-46; the measures aimed at stopping the sale of 50 F-35 stealth fighter jets was rejected 49-47.

Russia Continues Baltic Buildup

Russia Continues Baltic Buildup
Democrat Media Complex Turns on the Biden Family


28:30 Media Turn on Joe Biden (16 minutes)
The Biden-Harris transition team announced last night that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was under federal investigation. Within minutes of the announcement, it seemed, every major leftwing media outlet started reporting details about Hunter’s alleged crimes. We now know there have been three separate federal investigations into Hunter dating back to 2018. Less than two months ago, these revelations were strictly forbidden—censored by Big Tech and the propaganda media. Now the Biden family is fair game. What is going on?
44:00 Farewell Swalwell (11 minutes)
U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell has been removed from the House Intelligence Committee after representatives recently learned that he was compromised by a Chinese spy back in 2015. In this segment, I talk about how deeply the Chinese Communist Party is entrenched in U.S. politics.

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One Giant Leap for China

One Giant Leap for China


President Trump Blocks Chinese Communist Party Members

President Trump Blocks Chinese Communist Party Members


The Dragon and the Dove | theTrumpet.com

AUSTRALIA & CHINA - THE DRAGON & THE DOVE

Australia’s only path to victory in the trade war with China

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n Monday, November 30, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijan posted an image on the government department’s official Twitter feed. The fake photo portrays a grinning Australian soldier holding a bloody knife to the throat of an Afghan child. The caption reads, “Don’t be afraid, we are coming to bring you peace!”

The tweet immediately drew condemnation from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison who called the image “repugnant.” The prime minister demanded an apology from the Chinese government.

The image is the latest in a series of tweets from Zhao in response to Australia’s inquiry into the conduct of its soldiers during the Afghan war. Rumors of Australian soldiers killing children were never substantiated in the four-year inquiry or report.

The tweet marks a new low in diplomatic relations between the two nations. China once veiled its criticisms behind state media; now its officials are openly provoking Australia with cheap taunts and jibes. Such antics should not be casually dismissed.

Admit it or not, Australia is in the midst of a trade war with its largest trade partner. And it is losing—badly. This is what happens when doves try to befriend dragons.

The Downfall of the Relationship

Maintaining a cordial relationship with a human-rights-violating nation like China was never going to be easy. The friendship between the Australian dove and the Chinese dragon morphed dramatically when China began gobbling up resources in the 1980s. Urbanization and free-market reform saw the dragon quickly outgrow its dovish neighbor with an average gross domestic product growth of 9.5 percent until 2018. By then, the unequal trading partners were far from eye-to-eye.

The deterioration in the Sino-Australian relationship began in earnest back in 2017. At the time, Australian media blew the lid on a coordinated Chinese campaign to buy influence in the political establishment. The reporting led to the resignation of Australian Sen. Sam Dastyari. Australia also adopted its first rules against accepting political donations from overseas. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia had “stood up.” But the damage was done. Australia had already signed on with China in lucrative 100-year port loans and cheap trade deals. The dragon had what it wanted.

The friendship continued to sour in 2018 when the Australian government blocked China’s Huawei Technologies from bidding on contracts to develop Australia’s 5G network. The company was deemed a “national security threat.” In 2016, Australia had moved to block Chinese investment in Australia’s power supply for similar reasons. Officials have also expressed concern over a reliance on Chinese transformers to maintain the power grid.

China has perceived the moves as an effort to stoke “yellow peril,” a term coined in 19th-century America when Asian immigrants arrived to capitalize on the gold rush. But Australia’s fears are not based in xenophobia. The reality is that China wields a superior economic, political and military arsenal on Australia’s doorstep.

The final act that brought the thin facade of peaceful economic cooperation crashing to the ground came at the start of this year. Australia dared to spearhead an investigation into the origins of covid-19. Canberra had the gumption to call for Beijing to hold itself to account for the spread of the coronavirus.

The dove pecked at the dragon one too many times. Chinese retaliation began in earnest. The world’s most one-sided trade war began.

Total Economic War

First, China discouraged students and tourists from traveling to Australia, a major blow to higher education and the tourism industry. China has supplied over 100,000 students in the past, and a horde of tourists descend from China every year.

Then came a rash of tariffs: barley, wheat and coal. A large number of meat processors were banned from sending meat to China. Then lobster, sugar, copper, cotton and timber were found by Chinese import officials to have “defects.” All were ordered back to Australia or were left to turn fetid on a Chinese runway. Bear in mind that each product represents multimillion-dollar or even billion-dollar industries.

Coal is another trade resource that has been targeted. While China looks to increase its import quota next year, it will not be from Australia. Australian coal has been unofficially banned since October. The Chinese say Australia has failed environmental standards.

Last week, wine was targeted. China concluded that Australian wine-makers had been dumping cheap wine on China since 2015. The result was anti-dumping duties ranging from 107.1 to 212.1 percent. This is an effective killing-blow to the industry’s exporting market. Treasury Wine Estates, for instance, was hit with a 169.3 percent tariff. It had to suspend trading on the share market as share plunged to just 13 percent. China is an $850 million market for wine exporters—taking 40 percent of Australia’s overseas shipments.

All these moves are a convenient sidestepping of the free-trade agreement signed between the two nations and a clear violation of World Trade Organization law.

And it isn’t over yet.

There is talk of iron ore being on Beijing’s hit list. Long considered a necessity for Chinese expansion, Australia’s iron ore could be on the way out. China is currently looking into alternatives in Africa and South America. Eighty percent of Australia’s iron ore currently goes to China. It has long been seen as Australia’s trump card—a way for Australia to punch back in the economic dispute. But China may find a suitable alternative or fall back on its vast stockpiles, making iron ore no longer Australia’s weapon, but China’s.

China buys more than a third of Australia’s exports, and that is why Australia cannot win the current trade war. That is the reason Australia fears Beijing. Australia needs China; China doesn’t need Australia.

China can source its goods elsewhere. Maybe at a lower quality or a higher price, but it is available. Australia, on the other hand, doesn’t have another China, its largest trading partner, a gigantic market. None of Australia’s allies are in any position to fill the void. The United States is crippled with internal division. Self-induced covid-related economic wounds make intervention from any Western nation an impossibility. A hodgepodge of nations in Southeast Asia—many of which are already beholden to China—couldn’t fill the void.

A Silly Dove

Australia is fighting a war it cannot win. In the midst of this lopsided battle, it continues to blunder. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which is a debt trap for nations throughout Australasia and the South Pacific and a weapon for Chinese expansion. Andrews signed on despite the protests of the federal government.

Russia’s Militarization of the Arctic Accelerates


Russia’s Militarization of the Arctic Accelerates
5,000 Sworn Affidavits and Now Video Tape of Voter Fraud



02:00 Georgia Dumpster Fire (22 minutes)

Video footage corroborating witness accounts of illegal ballot stuffing in Fulton County, Georgia, was released yesterday by lawyers working on behalf of President Donald Trump. The details are so stunning that even Fox News is starting to pay attention.

24:00 Nevada Lawsuit (5 minutes)

President Trump’s legal team is contesting tens of thousands of ballots in Nevada after researchers traced back ballots to deceased people, people registered with out-of-state addresses, and ballots that were “undeliverable” by the postal service but were somehow counted anyway.

29:00 Biden Said What? (11 minutes)

Joe Biden said the quiet part out loud again in an interview last night when he said that if he and Kamala ever had a fundamental disagreement, he might come down with a “disease” and just resign. Another Freudian slip?


EU Enters Strategic Partnership With ASEAN


Two of the world’s largest trading blocs are moving closer together.

Foreign ministers for the European Union and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (asean) met for their annual summit on December 1, where they upgraded their relationship from “dialogue” to “strategic partnership.”

“As close economic partners, we will stand up for safe and open trade routes and a free and fair trade,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said after the meeting. “Together, we represent more than a billion people and almost 25 percent of global economic power. Together, we have a strong voice in this world.” So far, no specific details on what the strategic partnership would entail have been given.

Both parties celebrated the announcement. The German Federal Foreign Office posted that the two blocs have “enjoyed almost 50 years of cooperation, which is now set to take on a new strategic dimension.” Gunner Weigand, managing director for Asia and the Pacific at the European Commission’s European External Action Service, tweeted that it was “not a routine meeting, but a historic step.”




Putin Accelerates Buildup of Russian Military Power

The Russian military is now more capable and lethal than at any time since the end of the Cold War—and Europe is taking note.

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ussia’s military power was on glaring display in recent days with a milestone reached in warship modernization, three landmark missile launches, and a breakthrough in tactical weapons development.

On November 20, Moscow announced that 2020 set a record for the number of advanced vessels added to the Russian Navy. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, the head of the National Defense Control Center, said the nation has reached a new level of coordination between its various shipyards and military agencies. Their close cooperation has resulted in 35 submarines and warships being “laid down, floated out and accepted for service in the Navy this year.” The massive rollout equates to a 33 percent increase in the amount of advanced naval hardware—accomplished in just one year.

Russia also conducted three missile launches in recent days, showing a dramatic increase in its nuclear strike capacities. On November 23, the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy announced that its 885M Kazan nuclear submarine had struck a coastal target 620 miles away with a Kalibr cruise missile. The successful test marked one of the final hurdles the 64-man submarine needed to clear before officially joining the Russian Navy later this year.

Two days later, Russia’s newest corvette struck a sea target for the first time with a nuclear-capable Uranus missile. 

Macron Insists on an Independent European Defense


German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote in a November 2 article for Politico, titled “Europe Still Needs America,” that demands for an independent European defense structure an “illusion.” French President Emmanuel Macron strongly disagreed, saying the two countries are working together to make the “illusion” a reality.

Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote, “No matter who is in the White House, we are in this together. … Illusions of European strategic autonomy must come to an end: Europeans will not be able to replace America’s crucial role as a security provider.”

Macron responded: “I profoundly disagree … with the opinion piece signed by the German minister of defense in Politico. I think that it is a historical misinterpretation.”



Meet the English Lord Running America’s Voting Systems

The United States election has shone a bright light on America’s voting system. One company that supplies voting machines is Smartmatic.

Smartmatic’s machines have been used in some of America’s most populous voting centers, including Los Angeles and Chicago. The company is a member of the Election Infrastructure Subsector Coordinating Council, a commission that coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure election security.

The company is owned by a holding company in the United Kingdom, sgo. For the last six years, chairman of the sgo board has been former Labour politician Lord Mark Malloch-Brown.

Who is the man so influential in a company intrinsic to America’s voting systems? And what are his connections?

Lord Malloch-Brown isn’t the only connection with the left. Peter Neffenger is the chairman of the Smartmatic U.S.A. board of directors—and he advises the Biden campaign.

From 1986 to 1994, Lord Malloch-Brown was the lead international partner for the public relations firm Sawyer-Miller Group. Here he helpd Cory Aquino beat Ferdinand Marcos in a key presidential race.

Describing Malloch-Brown’s contribution to the race, the Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote: “He said his final outstanding accomplishment during the Cory campaign was to produce an exit poll that indicated that she had won. It landed on the front page of the Inquirer and had a profound impact as it planted the idea that Aquino had won over Marcos, 55 percent to 45 percent” (June 29, 2015).

Keep Your Eyes on Georgia
KEEP YOUR EYES ON GEORGIA


00:30 Georgia (30 minutes)

Georgia’s new Dominion Voting System was an absolute disaster during the June 9 primary. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that “human error, equipment failure and a complicated, multicomputer voting system combined to create chaos that left some voters waiting as long as eight hours to cast ballots.” Then on October 23, the same newspaper warned that the new electronic voting system was “vulnerable to cyberattacks.” The newspaper then exposed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s inexplicable decision to weaken the system’s security measures. The many problems with the U.S. election in Georgia on November are now being exposed.

It’s Over, Say the Media
ITS OVER, SAY THE MEDIA!

00:30 The Transition Begins? (20 minutes)

The director of the General Services Administration began the process of transitioning the Biden team into the White House yesterday. Director Emily Murphy explained in a letter to Biden’s campaign that she doesn’t decide who the president is and is simply following procedure. Murphy also told them that she faced threats to her safety because she did not begin the transition earlier. This is all part of the battle plan for the radical left: intimidation, bullying and death threats. According to the media, the election is now over. Will the president fight on?

21:00 New York Times’ Conspiracy Theories (18 minutes)

Commentators have ridiculed and mocked Sidney Powell for raising the issue of foreign involvement in the U.S. voting systems. Powell has drawn attention to connections between U.S. voting companies and socialist countries. A host on Fox Business said this week that Powell was collecting every right-wing conspiracy she could find on the Internet. Where was the mockery when the New York Times ran this headline in 2006: “U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties”?

39:30 A Better-Than-Normal Thanksgiving! (15 minutes)

Democrat leaders are preparing Americans for a better-than-normal Thanksgiving this year, including: eating dinner alone, video calling family members, speaking softly and wearing face masks! One commentator warned that if these rules aren’t followed, the next family gathering will likely be a funeral.

Support for a Dictatorship Rises in East Germany

Support for a Dictatorship Rises in East Germany
Eastern Europe Sticks It to Brussels

Europe’s consensus politics paralyze the EU once again. And some are getting fed up with it.

Hungary and Poland vetoed a European Union-wide $887 billion covid-19 relief stimulus on November 16. They objected to a clause demanding that recipients of the stimulus adhere to the “rule of law.” Both countries originally agreed to the provisions of the stimulus in July, including the “rule of law” clause. However, Hungary and Poland claim that it is the EU that isn’t upholding its end of the bargain.

The prime minister of Slovenia, while not vetoing the stimulus, vocally supported Hungary’s and Poland’s stance.

Article 23 puts in place a way to discipline EU states found in violation of “the rule of law.” The problem is that Article 23 is vague; the European Council can deem just about anything it wants to be a violation of the rule of law. It gives a lot of power to the Council of EU leaders.

It could give the Council precedent to operate based on majority rulings. Currently, any decision the Council makes has to be unanimous.

This is making many East European leaders nervous. Many of them sponsor policies criticized by Brussels as being contrary to “European values.” They see this “rule of law” clause as a way for Brussels “eurocrats” to force their will on member states.

Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said, “The question is whether Poland … will be subject to political and institutionalized enslavement.” He called the clause “a pretext, but it is really an institutional, political enslavement, a radical limitation of sovereignty.”

“Some political groups … are openly threatening to use the instrument wrongly called ‘rule of law’ in order to discipline individual EU member states through a majority vote,” said Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa. Jansa is considered a strong ally of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Where Is the Evidence That Clears Dominion and Smartmatic of Wrongdoing?


00:30 Evidence (14 minutes)

Democrats, Republicans and virtually every media outlet are appalled that President Donald Trump’s legal team would make accusations against companies and public officials without first presenting their evidence to the public. Republican Chris Christie said over the weekend that Trump’s lawyers are a “national embarrassment.” The criticisms are laughable when you consider what has been the Democrat media standard over the past four years. Congressman Adam Schiff, remember, said he saw evidence with his own eyes that proved President Trump was a Russian asset.

14:00 Sidney Powell (25 minutes)

According to media reports, the Trump campaign is distancing itself from attorney Sidney Powell. Apparently, Powell’s allegations of widespread voter fraud are even too crazy for Mr. Trump! In this segment, I talk about the case Powell is bringing to the public and why it has Democrats and Republicans worried. I also provide an update on the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

39:00 Dominion Domination (15 minutes)

Over the past two decades, the largest voting companies in America have been involved in shadowy business dealings—many of which were not disclosed to the public. Official statements made by Dominion Voting Systems today are contradicted by statements it made just a few years ago.


 What Does the U.S. Constitution Say About the Election Crisis?

The rule of law is under attack in America. Evidence shows politicians are trying to transform the nation by emphasizing ends over means. Former United States federal prosecutor Sidney Powell claims to have evidence exposing large-scale voter fraud. During an interview with Fox Business, Powell said she had “staggering statistical evidence” that a leading voting machine firm, Dominion Voter Systems, stole votes from U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Well, I can hardly wait to put forth all the evidence we have collected on Dominion, starting with the fact it was created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for Hugo Chávez and then shipped internationally to manipulate votes for purchase in other countries, including this one,” she told Lou Dobbs on November 13. “It was funded by money from Venezuela and Cuba, and China has a role in it also. So, if you want to talk about foreign election interference, we certainly have it now. We have staggering statistical evidence.”

China Forms World’s Largest Free-Trade Bloc

A new world order is being formed in Asia Pacific, and it excludes the U.S.

Fifteen Asian countries joined the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (rcep) on November 15. China began forging the pact with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (asean) in 2012. Now, it emerges as the world’s biggest free-trade bloc.

The deal is an indicator of China’s growing influence in the region.

“Under the current global circumstances, the fact the rcep has been signed after eight years of negotiations brings a ray of light and hope amid the clouds,” said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Members of the pact include the 10 asean members—Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos—other Asia-Pacific countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The rcep will thus account for 29 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, while also making up nearly a third of the world’s population.

This also means that this new trade bloc is bigger than the nafta trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and bigger than the European Union.

Germany Empowers Turkey’s Navy

Greece has twice sent official requests to Germany, asking that it stop selling arms to Turkey. Thus far, it has received no response.

A classified document revealed in June by the German Press Agency (dpa) said that Turkey has been the number one recipient of German arms exports for the second year in a row.

In October 2019, Turkey invaded Syria with a force that used German-built tanks. In the aftermath, Germany was pressured into denying Turkey weapons of war that could be used in the crisis. But maritime goods are largely exempt from the ban.

These Turkey-bound German arms exports are highly controversial in light of the conflict between Greece and Turkey. “The main focus of the recent criticism is the construction of six Class-214 submarines, which will be assembled in Turkey with the major participation of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems,” Germany’s Handelsblatt noted. “The federal government had already approved the delivery of components in 2009 and secured the export with a so-called Hermes guarantee of $2.9 billion. Back then, relations between the two countries were much more relaxed” (Trumpet translation throughout).

Why is Germany supporting a power that is destabilizing much of the Middle East?

German Navy Officers to Be Deployed With the Australian Navy


Germany will deploy Navy officers with the Australian Navy and will send a frigate to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced on November 5. Germany is becoming more involved in the Indo-Pacific to manage China’s influence in the region.

But should Australia trust Germany for its protection?

“We believe that Germany needs to mark its position in the region,” Kramp-Karrenbauer stated. “China is an important trading partner for Germany and we have strong economic ties which are in the interest of both sides. At the same time, we do not turn a blind eye on unequal investment conditions, aggressive appropriation of intellectual property, state-subsidized distortion of competition, or attempts to exert influence by means of loans and investments.”

The German Navy wants to use its planned collaboration with the Australian Navy to further test the German Navy’s capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as increase its influence in the region. Defence Connect wrote:

The planned Hamburg deployment [of a German frigate] comes as Germany’s defense leaders test the waters for new engagements far from home. The sea service especially is seen by some as a potential harbinger for the type of out-of-area missions that the homeland defence-focused German military wants to expand to underwrite its geopolitical ambitions.

In trusting Germany for protection, Australia would do well to seriously consider the nation’s track record when it comes to “geopolitical ambitions”—after all, it started World Wars i and ii.


Europe Helps Russia and China Break the Dollar


Plans for a dedollarized world are accelerating.

The European Union—especially Germany—is joining forces with Russia and China to break the dollar. Russia and China’s search for more independence from the dollar is nothing new. However, the trend continues to experience historic milestones.

The dollar’s share of Russia-China trade fell below 50 percent for the first time ever this year, reaching 46 percent. Just 50 years ago, that figure was 90 percent. Replacing it were the euro, at 30 percent, and the Russian ruble and Chinese yuan, accounting for another 24 percent together. These are new records for all three currencies.

Also, the share of euros in Russian exports to the EU increased from 38 percent at the end of 2019 to 43 percent in the first quarter of 2020.

A longer view shows the same trend. Since the euro was created, the share of dollars held in reserve by central banks around the world has decreased from 70 percent to 60 percent. The euro now accounts for 20 percent of foreign reserves held globally. The yuan comprises a further 5 percent, as does the Japanese yen.

All of this is leading to a “breakthrough moment” for Russia and China on the path toward dedollarization, said Alexey Maslov, director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, speaking to Nikkei Asian Review. “The collaboration between Russia and China in the financial sphere tells us that they are finally finding the parameters for a new alliance with each other,” he stated. “Many expected that this would be a military alliance or a trading alliance, but now the alliance is moving more in the banking and financial direction ….”

All this may be a small start, but it’s clear China wants to move the foundations of the economic world. What can it gain from such a shift?

“If China can win Germany, it can win Europe. It can win the world,” stated an October 14 analysis published by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

DOJ to Investigate Widespread Voter Fraud

05:00 Bill Barr Breaks His Silence (12 minutes)

U.S. Attorney General William Barr published a letter to U.S. prosecutors yesterday authorizing them to “pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions in certain cases, as I have already done in specific instances.” The move is important because prosecutors normally don’t investigate fraud until after an election has been certified. Does Bill Barr know more than he’s letting on?

17:00 Media Censorship the New Normal (27 minutes)

Major media networks continue to silence officials of the Trump administration and deny evidence of wrongdoing in last week’s presidential election. Yesterday, Fox News demonstrated that it now supports the media blackout when host Neil Cavuto abruptly cut off a broadcast of White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, saying, “Unless she has more details to back this up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this.” Why are the media so afraid to examine evidence of voter fraud?

45:30 Listener Feedback (7 minutes)

Donald Trump Is Going to Win This Election

Donald Trump Is Going to Win This Election

The media have already crowned Joe Biden. They are going to be shocked and disgraced.

This past Friday night, Joe Biden held a big parade and made a victory speech. Saturday, the American news media decided to declare him the winner of the election and the president-elect of the United States.

It does appear strongly that this man will be America’s next president. But I absolutely do not believe that at all. Regardless of how things look right now, I am confident that Donald Trump will remain president.

Regardless of how things look right now, I am confident that Donald Trump will remain president.

The radical left in America have done everything in their power for the last four years to discredit and destroy Donald Trump. They have spied. They have lied. They have cheated. They have broken laws too numerous to count. They have committed treason, trying to depose the duly elected government! And somehow, President Trump has weathered all those storms.

What the left is doing now—all this theater aimed at bullying people into accepting Joe Biden as president—is more of the same. It should come as no surprise.

But the election has not been decided. And I am certain you are about to see some of the biggest frauds exposed perhaps ever!

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The Unraveling of the America-South Korea Alliance

South Korea’s military alliance with the United States is coming under increasing pressure in a trend that could culminate in a colossal loss of America’s power in East Asia and a massive victory for China.

It came to light on October 27 that the phrase “keeping the current level of U.S. military personnel in Korea” had been omitted from the communiqué published after the latest Security Consultative Meeting between South Korean and American officials. South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook suggested during a parliamentary inspection that the omitted phrase means the 28,500 U.S. soldiers stationed in the country may soon be reduced to a smaller number.

“This is the first time,” South Korea’s Dong-A Ilbo wrote, “that the South Korean military authorities have issued a statement indicative of a potential reduction of U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula.”

The news came just two weeks after South Korea’s ambassador to the U.S., Lee Soo-hyuck, addressed the South Korea National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, saying: “Just because Korea chose the U.S. 70 years ago does not mean it has to choose the U.S. for the next 70 years, too.”

00:30 The Coup (25 minutes)

After years of denying of the results of the 2016 presidential election, Democrats are now accusing President Donald Trump of demolishing democracy for questioning the abhorrent and illegal vote counting procedures in Philadelphia, Detroit, Milwaukee and Atlanta as well as other Democrat-run cities notorious for election fraud. During President Trump’s speech last night, every major network interrupted the president in order to perform live “fact checks.” On Twitter, posts of possible corruption at counting stations have been pulled down for “violating” Twitter’s rules.

America is currently in the midst of a blatant coup attempt. America’s president is being silenced. Tech companies are censoring and removing evidence of corruption. City officials are shielding the post-election voting process after freezing the count on election night.

Iran Builds Nuclear Facility—Underground

A worker walks inside of a uranium conversion facility in Iran.
 
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After its last facility in Natanz was destroyed, Iran promised to rebuild it. Now construction has begun—underground.

Satellite images from Planet Labs Inc. and inspectors from the United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed last week that Iran has started building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly facility. This facility in the mountains around Natanz is replacing the one that exploded this summer in what Tehran called a sabotage attack.

Iran announced it would rebuild the destroyed Natanz facility; those plans are now moving forward.

This is the start of a new and dangerous chapter in the nuclear standoff.

Following a June attack that destroyed a facility linked to the production of solid-propellant rockets, a July 2 explosion destroyed the Natanz nuclear complex. This crucial facility in Iran’s nuclear program was constructed in 2012 to develop advanced centrifuges used to produce weapons-grade uranium for use in nuclear warheads. Only recently has Iran mastered the more advanced IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges. These advanced centrifuges enable it to enrich uranium at a much higher rate than the IR-1 and IR-2Ms, which made up nearly all of its approximately 20,000 centrifuges over the past decade. Until the July 2 attack, there was concern that Iran could use these advanced centrifuges to weaponize uranium quickly enough that the United States, Israel and others would not be able to prevent it.

When these centrifuges became operable, they would have been moved deep underground, protected by layers of concrete and steel to make it impossible for Israel (or anyone else) to destroy them by military strike. The centrifuges were vulnerable only while they remained aboveground.

After the July 2 attack, Iran is going underground in Natanz.

The World Prepares for American Chaos

As the United States prepares for elections, many Americans are fearful—not just that their candidate may not win, but that their country may not survive the vote.

Fortitude Ranch, a chain of survivalist camps, has opened its premises in case of a “collapse disaster.”

“We consider the risk of violence that could escalate in irrational, unpredictable ways into widespread loss of law and order is real,” said ceo Drew Miller.

A YouGov poll found 52 percent of voters said they believe violence would increase after the election. The New York Post wrote about city residents preparing to move to the country to ensure they’re out of town for the vote and the potentially violent aftermath.

The threat of civil unrest and violence in America is rising; it’s no surprise people are taking precautions.

Other countries are getting ready too. But they’re not preparing for the worst. They see American unrest as an opportunity—and they want to make the most of it.

Extreme members of the radical left are openly planning violence if they don’t get their way in the election. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Democrats should not concede the election under any circumstances. A massive increase in postal voting has opened the door to a flood of court cases revolving around exactly which votes will be counted.


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After nearly two decades of fighting in Iraq, the United States issued an ultimatum to the Iraqi government late last month: Prevent the frequent attacks on our soldiers, bases and convoys, or we will shut down and withdraw from our embassy in Iraq.

But dismantling the militias is proving to be an impossible task for the Baghdad government.

In an October 2 statement, former Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that Baghdad’s Green Zone, where most governmental buildings and foreign ministries are located, “should be cleansed from the militias and the pmu [Popular Mobilization Units] presence.”

On Saturday, October 17, pmu loyalists attacked the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (kdp), burning the building and raising the pmu flag. On the same day, another pro-Iran militia kidnapped 12 and executed at least eight citizens of the Salahuddin province.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on October 22 that it is possible Russia and China will forge an official military alliance.

During a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, a Russian international affairs organization, Putin was asked whether he and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping might elevate the relationship between their two countries to an official military union. He answered:

It is possible to imagine anything. We have always believed that our relations have reached such a level of cooperation and trust that it is not necessary, but it is certainly imaginable, in theory. …

Undoubtedly, cooperation between Russia and China is boosting the defense potential of the Chinese People’s Army, which is in the interests of Russia as well as China. Time will tell how it will progress from here. So far, we have not set that goal for ourselves. But, in principle, we are not going to rule it out, either. So, we will see.

The next day in China, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian spoke about the Russia-China relationship and welcomed Putin’s remarks: “Under the strategic guidance of President Xi and President Putin, mutual political trust and strategic coordination between the two countries has been enhanced.” ..... Read more, click image

How corrupt was the Obama-Biden administration? How corrupt will a Biden-Harris administration be? Last week, the New York Post published a bombshell revelation that answers both of these burning questions. It has to do with the Biden vice presidency, piles of cash, and a laptop computer in a Delaware repair shop. And, especially if radical leftists seize power, it has to do with you.

The New York Post revelation about a massive pay-for-play scandal during the Obama years continues to make (some) headlines. It involves Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and what he did while his father was in power. More importantly, it involves what Joe Biden himself did while he was in power.

The story starts during the administration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. And it revolves around, of all places, Ukraine. Yes, the same Ukraine that became a household word a few months ago. The same place that news companies plastered all over their headlines, nonstop. The same place that big technology executives allowed users to spread what was originally classified information (a presidential phone call) about. The same place—and the same issue of corruption—that Democrats were so concerned over that they solemnly impeached President Donald Trump. It even gets back to the same individuals: alleged corruption of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.... Read More, Click Image


After targeting Australian barley, beef, wine and coal in recent weeks, China is now also “discouraging” Chinese companies from buying Australian cotton the South China Morning Post reported on October 16. This wave of tariffs and embargoes might seem sudden, but developments over the last nine months, and indeed years, provide some insight on China’s ire.

China has steadily increased investment and trade with Australia over the last few years. Sixty percent of Australia’s trade worldwide is with Asia. As of 2019, China accounted for 40 percent of that total, and at $165 billion, China is Australia’s most important trade partner. China accounts for about a third of Australia’s export earnings; it has invested almost $50 billion in Australia over the last six years, funding over a dozen Australian universities and think tanks; and over 10 percent of all Australian university places are held by Chinese international students. Australia’s future looked inseparable from China. Then covid-19 happened. Australian Foreign Secretary Marise Payne called for an independent inquiry into the pandemic’s outbreak. Prime Minister Scott Morrison went a step further, suggesting that the China-controlled World Health Organization needed... read more, click image

Areport released by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy (fdd) on October 14 analyzes Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” (mic2025) plan first announced in 2015. The report sheds light on the details of China’s strategy to economically take over Europe. And the linchpin of China’s plan for a European economic empire is Germany.

Emily de la Bruyere, the report’s author, said that China sees Europe as the “battlefield for what they diagnose to be a third world war.”

“China sees Germany as the linchpin in that battle,” she said. “If China can win Germany, it can win Europe. It can win the world.” mic2025 is the first stage in a three-part economic project intended to turn China into a “manufacturing great power.” As the second-largest economy in the world, China already is a leader in global manufacturing. But for the Chinese government, like the athletes going to Beijing’s Winter Olympics in a couple of years, second place isn’t good enough. The Chinese intend on gaining an advantage not necessarily through direct competition with other countries but rather through cooperation. This involves undertaking joint ventures with foreign corporations in order to increase foreign nations’ dependencies on the Chinese economy, coerce the international community to adopt Chinese standards in trade and technology, and catch up technologically with other countries both through forcing them to give up their trade secrets and through intellectual property theft.... Read more, click image

Europe is marching toward its goal of creating a digital currency. The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ecb) established a High-Level Task Force in January to advance work on central bank digital currencies (cbdc) in the euro area. This month, the ecb published a 55-page report about the planned introduction of a digital euro.

In today’s digital age, innovation has touched almost every aspect of our lives. Yet many people continue to use cash as their predominant form of payment.

For many in Europe, paying with cash is simply a habit. Others see it as a way to keep their transactions anonymous, as opposed to using online payments, checks, credit and debit card payments. Also, some simply don’t trust the banking system and choose to store their cash at home.

But the way billions of people handle their financial activities may soon change. The European Union is working to create a digital currency. While Europe is not necessarily leading the innovation, it seeks to lead the regulations..... Read more, click image

RADIO SHOW

00:30 Appalling Deceit About Coronavirus (2 minutes)

Governments say their hospital beds are full, but that does not mean they are full of coronavirus cases. During the winter months, with free health care, more people will fill up the hospitals.

03:00 Threats of Post-Election Violence in the U.S. (6 minutes)

For the first time, one chain of survival camps will open—in case the nation collapses after the election. A widespread loss of law and order is real. Americans are stockpiling and preparing for the consequences of the election.

9:30 Pennsylvania Ballot Ruling (6 minutes)

The Supreme Court allowed Pennsylvania to count ballots that arrive after the election. Will other states do the same? There is a real prospect of a dragged-out election. How will other countries respond to this situation?

Every October, Germany, along with other European countries, practices for the eventuality of a nuclear war. This year’s exercises began the first week of October. Germany’s t-online.de noted on October 13: “The secret alliance exercise ‘Steadfast Noon’ is said to have started last week. According to military experts, the Air Force practices, among other things, the safe transport of nuclear weapons” (Trumpet translation throughout).

According to the German Press Agency (dpa), “Steadfast Noon” prepares fighter bombers to use tactical nuclear B61 bombs in the event of war. Within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey have access to nuclear bombs. They are part of nato’s nuclear-sharing agreement that allows them to use nuclear bombs to strike opposing forces. Ten years ago, the Bundestag called for the removal of nuclear bombs from German soil. Instead of removing them, however, the United States began modernizing the bombs. According to a report from Deutsche Welle, published on March 26, the B61-3 and B61-4 types will be replaced by the brand new B61-12. According to nuclear weapons expert Hans M. Kristensen, the new bombs provide “a significant military advantage.” Guardian Unlimited noted in 2015:

Are America’s elections free and fair? I am writing this about two months before the United States holds its 2020 presidential election, and a lot of evidence is exposing efforts to rig the election. This is a serious crime that undermines our constitutional republic!

Many politicians, press and media personalities dismiss accusations that the Democrats are trying to steal the election. But more and more evidence proves that they tried to steal the election in 2016. To believe they wouldn’t do so again is folly.

A lot of truth is also coming out showing how Britain was involved in this effort.

You have heard of the “Steele dossier”—a series of memos that falsely accused Donald Trump of escapades with Russian prostitutes and criminal links to the Russian government. It was authored by former British MI6 intelligence agent Christopher Steele. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign paid him $168,000 to produce it.

Not one bit of that dossier was verified. It is filled with lies! Yet Steele shared his dossier with former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove, who allegedly advised him to contact the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation about it.

The Steele dossier set off the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia, which started a 22-month Special Counsel investigation led by former fbi Director Robert Mueller. Yet investigators couldn’t find any evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Trump and his campaign. That is because Steele never had any such evidence. He did not collect any factual information—only rumors from Ukrainian attorney Igor Danchenko, who had relied on hearsay from drinking buddies in Russia. Steele presented these rumors from Danchenko’s anonymous sources as if they came from high-level Kremlin insiders.

In fact, the only high-level foreign spies working to disrupt America’s 2016 presidential election that we know of were British.

In his book Ball of Collusion, investigative journalist Andrew McCarthy explains that London was actually “the nerve center of Russia-gate.” Aside from Danchenko’s Russian drinking buddies, almost all the key players in the effort to convince the public that Donald Trump colluded with Russia were American and British government officials who desperately wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election.

Britain’s intelligence-gathering services, MI6 and the Government Communications Headquarters (gchq), were working together with President Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency, fbi and National Security Agency to spy on American citizens and frame Donald Trump for a crime he did not commit. Why would these intelligence officials do such a diabolical thing?  ...... click image to read 


Rumors of a potential sale of the United States’ premier fighter jet to the United Arab Emirates have circulated since the August 13 announcement of the U.S.-brokered peace deal between Israel and the Gulf state. The F-35 Lockheed-Martin-made fighter jet has the highly valued ability to slip through enemy radar screens undetected. Until now, Israel is the only Middle East nation to have the jet—a status quo Israel lobbied hard for U.S. President Donald Trump to maintain. But unsuccessfully. This week, rumors of the F-35 side deal with the U.A.E. were confirmed when Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Washington and met with U.S. counterpart Mark Esper. Discussions between the men centered not on whether the U.A.E. would get the jets, but how Israel’s qualitative military edge would be maintained. Based on a 2008 U.S. law and decades of precedent, the U.S. is committed to making sure Israel has better defenses than other Middle East militaries. “A cornerstone of our defense relationship is preserving Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region,” Esper told Gantz, according to the Pentagon. Exactly how that will be accomplished is unclear. Instead of peace for peace, as the deal was touted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it is peace for the F-35. The quid pro quo is clear to the U.A.E., which is working with the U.S. government to ink the deal by December 2—the national day of celebration for the United Arab Emirates. Understandably, Israelis are now more tempered in their jubilation over the peace accord.

The German and United States armies will cooperate more closely in cyberwarfare, according to an August 4 report. “At the end of 2019, Germany and the U.S.A. agreed to intensify their cooperation in the areas of cyber and [information technology],” wrote the Bundeswehr’s Newsletter Verteidigung. “In the first half of 2020, a bilateral agreement, Cyber-IT Engagement Framework (citef), was signed between the two states at ministerial level ….”

“Both Germany and the United States of America have faced a more diverse and complex security environment since the end of the Cold War,” the Bundeswehr noted. “Information technology and the use of cyberspace offer nations unprecedented opportunities, but they also harbor risks. The resulting challenges to security and stability can be just as damaging to our societies, economies and institutions as conventional attacks.”

Cyberspace is unlike any other field of conventional warfare. At relatively low costs, players can gain access to resources and disrupt activities. Coupled with traditional military measures, cyberwarfare has made the world far more dangerous. Furthermore, attacked nations may easily detect a cyberattack but rarely are they able to quickly trace the origin.

The potential of cyberwar followed by nuclear war is frightening. For this and other reasons, Germany and America are increasing their cooperation.

Evidently, Germany pushed for the intensified cooperation. The citef is considered the first step toward this. The program furthers the dialogue at the top management level to deepen cooperation at an operational and tactical level on a sustainable basis. The newsletter continued:...... click image to read more

The United States Department of Justice has labeled New York City, Portland and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions” that have failed to control violent riots while defunding local police departments. Attorney General William Barr released a statement on September 21 condemning these cities and threatening to cut off their federal funding if they did not take steps toward performing the basic function of government.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” stated Barr. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”  New York City slashed $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s budget even as its July shooting rate increased 177 percent. Federal officials also noted that some New York City district attorneys have refused to prosecute people arrested for disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly during George Floyd protests.

Eighteen Chinese aircraft, including bombers and fighter jets, were deployed dangerously close to the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait on September 18, in response to the United States Undersecretary of State Keith Krach’s visit to Taiwan. Two bombers from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force escorted 16 fighter jets to hold combat exercises in Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. “Those who play with fire are bound to get burned,” said Col. Ren Guoqiang of China’s Defense Ministry.

China is forcefully opposed to the diplomatic meetings held between the U.S. and Taiwan. The Global Times, a Chinese paper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, wrote that the “collusion” between the two nations could lead to “uncertainties in the entire region.”

Taiwan has been doing its best to bolster its defensive capabilities. President Tsai Ing-wen wants to increase the defense budget by 10 percent. Days before the diplomatic visit, White House officials announced that the U.S. and Taiwan would soon agree to a $7 billion arms deal, which would see the U.S. supply Taiwan with drones, fighter jets, cruise missiles and ground control stations. This deal likely rankled Beijing, as China has often reiterated its desire to reclaim the “renegade province” of Taiwan.

Germany’s K130 corvettes are due to be repaired and modernized in 2025, but a cost-benefit analysis concluded that it would be cheaper to build new warships. Germany also intends to update its warships with additional rbs15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles and the installation of laser cannons. The Bundeswehr’s five K130 corvettes that were delivered to the Navy in 2008 are currently involved in the United Nations mission to secure peace between Lebanon and Israel and to prevent arms smuggling. In 2017, the Bundestag decided that the Bundeswehr should have 10 operational corvettes available, so the construction of five more K130s was commissioned in a consortium of North German shipyards. Now, the order of a third batch is being discussed.

“[T]he old corvettes suffer from ‘obsolescence’; in other words: Their technology is out of date. From 2025, they would have to be overhauled anyway,” Handelsblatt noted on August 31. “New construction instead of permanent repairs: The Navy would like to order five more new warships instead of having the existing corvettes K130 extensively repaired and modernized in 2025. The Navy has a good chance that the Bundestag will fulfill this wish, which is expected to cost [$3.3 billion].”...... click image to read more