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Swiss-Swedish Diplomatic Row Over Crypto AG

Previously I have written about the Swedish-owned Swiss-based cryptographic hardware company: Crypto AG. It was a CIA-owned Cold War operation for decades. Today it is called Crypto International, still based in Switzerland but owned by a Swedish company.

It’s back in the news:

Late last week, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said she had canceled a meeting with her Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis slated for this month after Switzerland placed an export ban on Crypto International, a Swiss-based and Swedish-owned cybersecurity company.

The ban was imposed while Swiss authorities examine long-running and explosive claims that a previous incarnation of Crypto International, Crypto AG, was little more than a front for U.S. intelligence-gathering during the Cold War.

Linde said the Swiss ban was stopping “goods” — which experts suggest could include cybersecurity upgrades or other IT support needed by Swedish state agencies — from reaching Sweden.

She told public broadcaster SVT that the meeting with Cassis was “not appropriate right now until we have fully understood the Swiss actions.”

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ALL Of MSM Is In On It! Fox News Host Stops Gingrich From Talking About Soros-Elected DAs

More and more, as each day goes by, it appears that even “right-wing” mainstream media is on this gigantic scam and making it obvious. A Fox News host actually stopped Newt Gingrich from talking about George Soros-funded and elected district attorneys in cities that are bringing due to looting and rioting.

There is no more illusion of choice. The illusion is gone. We have no choice, they decide, we are supposed to obey. Harris Faulkner, a Fox News host, had Newt Gingrich on to discuss the damage being done by protestors funded by Geroge Soros. Along with Faulkner, a CIA spokesperson ganged up on former House speaker and political pundit Gingrich when he brought up the undisputed fact that George Soros funded candidates for prosecutors in riot-struck cities.

There are just some things the public shouldn’t know about or focus on, and it sure appears that we are supposed to be kept in the dark about almost everything.

“The number one problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich told the hosts of ‘Outnumbered’ on Wednesday.  “Both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys,” he continued. “Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money. They are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”

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He was cut off by panelist Melissa Francis – who hosts her own show on Fox Business – saying “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this.” Fellow panelist Marie Harf – who was a spokeswoman for the CIA and the State Department during the Obama administration – joined in, arguing that “George Soros doesn’t need to be part of this conversation.”

“Okay, so it’s verboten?” Gingrich said, incredulous. After a long moment of awkward silence, host Harris Faulkner simply said “Okay, we’re going to move on.

Gingrich has tried to discuss Soros’ financing of violent left-wing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter in a Fox News appearance recently. In early August, he told ‘Fox and Friends’ that Democrats are “owned by people who are financed by George Soros.”

 

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I Don’t Always Believe CIA Narratives. But When I Do, I Believe Them About China

This article was originally published by Caitlin Johnstone at The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. 

My social media notifications have been lighting up the last few days with virulent Chinagaters sharing a video that purports to show Uighur Muslims being loaded onto a train to be taken to concentration camps.

It’s actually an old video that had already surfaced last year, but it is magically making the rounds again as a new and shocking revelation in 2020 now that western China hysteria has been officially kicked into high gear, at exactly the same time the US enacts one of the most dangerous and incendiary escalations of recent years in the South China Sea.

Everyone tagging me in this video presents it as a self-evident “gotcha” moment, in exactly the same way Russiagaters spent years tagging me in every HUGE BOMBSHELL WALLS ARE CLOSING IN item of thinly sourced narrative fluff in their debunked conspiracy theory that the Kremlin had infiltrated the highest levels of the US government.

They are one hundred percent certain that the video shows Uighurs being loaded onto a train to go to a concentration camp, solely because that is what the bit of text over the video tells them they are seeing. They aren’t looking at the actual data and thinking critically about it, they’re looking at the narrative and believing it on blind faith. Which, in a post-Iraq invasion world, is an absolutely insane thing to do when presented with information about a nation that is targeted by the US-centralized empire.

In reality there’s nothing in the video which tells us that these are Uighur people being sent to a “re-education camp” and not merely a conventional prison transfer of convicted criminals, the likes of which take place in the far more populous US prison system all the time. It’s an unknown. We are told by the BBC’s Andrew Marr (the same Andrew Marr whose phony journalism Noam Chomsky derided years ago) that it has been “authenticated by western intelligence agencies and by Australian experts”, which in practice are the same thing, and that’s really the extent of the evidence. Again, this is an insane source to take on faith in a post-Iraq invasion world.

There are in fact an abundance of reasons to be highly skeptical of the establishment narrative about what is happening to Uighurs in Xinjiang. But that isn’t the point that I am trying to make here.

The point I am trying to make here is that the only sane response to any narrative that is being promoted by western intelligence agencies and their media stenographers about governments which have resisted absorption into the imperial blob is intense and unrelenting skepticism. These organizations have such an extensive and well-known history of lying about exactly this sort of thing that they have left us no choice but to withhold belief from anything they say absent a mountain of independently verifiable evidence if we want to have a fact-based relationship with reality.

None of this means that China has a wonderful government. It doesn’t even mean that all the bad things we’re being told about what the Chinese government is doing are false. It’s entirely possible that that video shows exactly what we’re being urgently told to believe it shows. There’s simply no way to be sure one way or the other in an information ecosystem that is so severely tainted by propagandistic narrative manipulation.

Surely the Chinese government is far from sinless. It seems to be a constant that power structures which keep secrets and use propaganda will always wind up doing ugly things. But this doesn’t mean you go believing whatever cold war-facilitating story we are fed by western power structures about it. Not if we want to avoid being duped into serving as pro bono CIA propagandists, unwitting tools of a murderous war machine.

There is a slow-motion third world war underway between the US-centralized power alliance and the nations like China which have resisted being absorbed into it, and that war is being largely facilitated by propaganda. If one doesn’t wish to become a propagandist themselves, one ought to withhold belief from the stories they are told about the terrible, awful things the unabsorbed nations are doing which require extensive sanctions, subversion, and interventionism in response.

This doesn’t mean you believe the opposite of what you’re told, it simply means you refrain from believing either way and remain agnostic until presented with hard verifiable proof. Believing damaging narratives about US-targeted governments is exactly as stupid as believing the words of a known compulsive liar about someone you know he hates.

China is such a curious anomaly in the narrative matrix. Many who are normally skeptical of claims by western governments immediately swallow anything they’re told about China. They not only believe all such claims, it never even occurs to them to seriously question them. Like they seem to be genuinely unaware that skepticism of establishment China narratives is even an option. The claims just slide right into the “believe” file in their mind, completely unchecked by anything resembling critical thought.

I argue with people all over the political spectrum about China online, and an astonishing percentage of them have clearly put exactly zero research into critically examining these claims, even if they’re people who are normally relatively critical of western foreign policy. They’re often completely unaware that whatever claims they’re advancing are not just disputed but have large amounts of evidence against them. This is because they’ve done no research whatsoever into finding out what they were told is even true. They’ll do that research on Iran, they’ll do it about Russia, they’ll do it about Syria, but with China, all skepticism immediately goes right now the window. It’s the weirdest thing.

Always be intensely skeptical of claims made about governments targeted by the known liars who run the US-centralized empire. Always, always, always, always. If you advance imperialist propaganda, then you are just as culpable for the bloodshed and suffering they help facilitate as the people who are actually launching the missiles.

Stay skeptical, my friends.

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I Don’t Always Believe CIA Narratives. But When I Do, I Believe Them About China

This article was originally published by Caitlin Johnstone at The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. 

My social media notifications have been lighting up the last few days with virulent Chinagaters sharing a video that purports to show Uighur Muslims being loaded onto a train to be taken to concentration camps.

It’s actually an old video that had already surfaced last year, but it is magically making the rounds again as a new and shocking revelation in 2020 now that western China hysteria has been officially kicked into high gear, at exactly the same time the US enacts one of the most dangerous and incendiary escalations of recent years in the South China Sea.

Everyone tagging me in this video presents it as a self-evident “gotcha” moment, in exactly the same way Russiagaters spent years tagging me in every HUGE BOMBSHELL WALLS ARE CLOSING IN item of thinly sourced narrative fluff in their debunked conspiracy theory that the Kremlin had infiltrated the highest levels of the US government.

They are one hundred percent certain that the video shows Uighurs being loaded onto a train to go to a concentration camp, solely because that is what the bit of text over the video tells them they are seeing. They aren’t looking at the actual data and thinking critically about it, they’re looking at the narrative and believing it on blind faith. Which, in a post-Iraq invasion world, is an absolutely insane thing to do when presented with information about a nation that is targeted by the US-centralized empire.

In reality there’s nothing in the video which tells us that these are Uighur people being sent to a “re-education camp” and not merely a conventional prison transfer of convicted criminals, the likes of which take place in the far more populous US prison system all the time. It’s an unknown. We are told by the BBC’s Andrew Marr (the same Andrew Marr whose phony journalism Noam Chomsky derided years ago) that it has been “authenticated by western intelligence agencies and by Australian experts”, which in practice are the same thing, and that’s really the extent of the evidence. Again, this is an insane source to take on faith in a post-Iraq invasion world.

There are in fact an abundance of reasons to be highly skeptical of the establishment narrative about what is happening to Uighurs in Xinjiang. But that isn’t the point that I am trying to make here.

The point I am trying to make here is that the only sane response to any narrative that is being promoted by western intelligence agencies and their media stenographers about governments which have resisted absorption into the imperial blob is intense and unrelenting skepticism. These organizations have such an extensive and well-known history of lying about exactly this sort of thing that they have left us no choice but to withhold belief from anything they say absent a mountain of independently verifiable evidence if we want to have a fact-based relationship with reality.

None of this means that China has a wonderful government. It doesn’t even mean that all the bad things we’re being told about what the Chinese government is doing are false. It’s entirely possible that that video shows exactly what we’re being urgently told to believe it shows. There’s simply no way to be sure one way or the other in an information ecosystem that is so severely tainted by propagandistic narrative manipulation.

Surely the Chinese government is far from sinless. It seems to be a constant that power structures which keep secrets and use propaganda will always wind up doing ugly things. But this doesn’t mean you go believing whatever cold war-facilitating story we are fed by western power structures about it. Not if we want to avoid being duped into serving as pro bono CIA propagandists, unwitting tools of a murderous war machine.

There is a slow-motion third world war underway between the US-centralized power alliance and the nations like China which have resisted being absorbed into it, and that war is being largely facilitated by propaganda. If one doesn’t wish to become a propagandist themselves, one ought to withhold belief from the stories they are told about the terrible, awful things the unabsorbed nations are doing which require extensive sanctions, subversion, and interventionism in response.

This doesn’t mean you believe the opposite of what you’re told, it simply means you refrain from believing either way and remain agnostic until presented with hard verifiable proof. Believing damaging narratives about US-targeted governments is exactly as stupid as believing the words of a known compulsive liar about someone you know he hates.

China is such a curious anomaly in the narrative matrix. Many who are normally skeptical of claims by western governments immediately swallow anything they’re told about China. They not only believe all such claims, it never even occurs to them to seriously question them. Like they seem to be genuinely unaware that skepticism of establishment China narratives is even an option. The claims just slide right into the “believe” file in their mind, completely unchecked by anything resembling critical thought.

I argue with people all over the political spectrum about China online, and an astonishing percentage of them have clearly put exactly zero research into critically examining these claims, even if they’re people who are normally relatively critical of western foreign policy. They’re often completely unaware that whatever claims they’re advancing are not just disputed but have large amounts of evidence against them. This is because they’ve done no research whatsoever into finding out what they were told is even true. They’ll do that research on Iran, they’ll do it about Russia, they’ll do it about Syria, but with China, all skepticism immediately goes right now the window. It’s the weirdest thing.

Always be intensely skeptical of claims made about governments targeted by the known liars who run the US-centralized empire. Always, always, always, always. If you advance imperialist propaganda, then you are just as culpable for the bloodshed and suffering they help facilitate as the people who are actually launching the missiles.

Stay skeptical, my friends.

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President Trump secretly authorized CIA to execute cyberattacks on China, Iran, Russia: report

A Wednesday report from
Yahoo News claims that President Donald Trump in 2018 authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to carry out cyberattacks against China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and other countries.

The Yahoo reports cites a bevy of current and former U.S. intelligence sources.

What are the details?

According to the report, the 2018 directive reportedly resulted in at least 12 cyberattacks against the targeted countries.

“The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning a secret victory in 2018 when President Trump signed what amounts to a sweeping authorization for such activities, according to former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter,” Yahoo reports.

The authorization — otherwise known as a presidential finding — enables the CIA to have more “freedom in both the kinds of operations it conducts and who it targets,” the outlet adds, instead of having to continuously obtain direct approval from the White House.

The CIA drafted the finding, which was promoted by the National Security Council, which allowed the agency “very specific authorities to really take the fight offensively to a handful of adversarial countries,” according to a former federal official.

The outlet reported, “Another key change with the finding is it lessened the evidentiary requirements that limited the CIA’s ability to conduct covert cyber operations against entities like media organizations, charities, religious institutions, or businesses believed to be working on behalf of adversaries’ foreign intelligence services, as well as individuals affiliated with these organizations.”

Another former official added, “Before, you would need years of signals and dozens of pages of intelligence to show that this thing is a de facto arm of the government. [Now,] as long as you can show that it vaguely looks like the charity is working on behalf of that government, then you’re good.”

One anonymous intelligence official told the outlet that Trump ordered the attacks because “The White House wanted a vehicle to strike back. And this was the way to do it.”

The outlet said that a “current senior intelligence official” said that the Trump-era interest in offensive operations is “phenomenal.” The official added that the directive are now “able to play like we should be playing in the last couple of years.”

Another official, however, said that Trump “way overcorrected” with the bold move, which prompted some concerns within the agencies.

What else?

Yahoo adds that the new cyber powers may well become a “lasting legacy of the Trump administration.”

“People thought, ‘Hey, George W. Bush will sign this,’ but he didn’t,” a former official told the outlet. CIA officials also reportedly also thought, “‘Obama will sign it.’ Then he didn’t.”

“Then Trump came in, and CIA thought he wouldn’t sign,” recalled the same former official. “But he did.”

You can read the full report here.

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Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission?

For the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out the reason behind the mandating of face masks that are ramping up even as the deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic have wanned.  Since there is no logic to it, could it possibly be something else more sinister?

As with everything you see, read, hear, or are commanded to do; use your discernment. Some will think this is crazy, but as we know, the people who are trying to take over the world to create a New World Order are Luciferian occultists, and they believe this stuff, whether you do or not. I don’t know how much stock to put in this, but again, use your own critical thinking skills and discernment and see if any of this information resonates with you.

*NOTE: I am NOT saying any of this is true or any of this is false. I am simply sharing the information I came across. 

According to a website called Have Ye Not Read, the coronavirus has provided those pushing the New World Order with an opportunity to initiate people into their new position as a slave with occult ritual transformations.  The article is long, but it details how mask-wearing, hand washing, “social separation” and lockdowns are age-old occult rituals being used to initiate people into a New Global Order.

Masking has traditionally played a very important role in occult rituals.

Among other things, the wearing of the mask over one’s mouth is a token of submission…a gesture of your willingness to be subject to others who are not your usual Sovereign.  

But there’s more.  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, mask-wearing is:

“A form of disguise or concealment usually worn over or in front of the face to hide the identity of a person and by its own features to establish another being.”

The wearing of the mask is simply part of the initiation ritual used to visually and psychologically signal your consent to this new arrangement.  –Have Ye Not Read

But it gets more sinister.  Hand washing is also bein used to symbolize your willingness to wash away and bring in the New World Order of evil control. If you don’t believe in any kind of religion, remember, those trying to enslave you do, and they very well could be using occultic rituals to do it. Again, discernment is necessary.

 For the purposes of occult ritual initiation, the powers-that-be have you symbolically washing your hands of your duties to Christ Himself.

To the occultists, this forced occult ritual washing of the hands reverses Pilate’s public handwashing ritual, which, for the last 2,000 years, has put the onus for Christ’s death on the hands of the ritualists themselves, and absolved Christ (and the Romans) of all guilt.

Your ritual washing of hands has you symbolically (albeit unconsciously) washing away your old position – your old Master and his prescribed ways — in anticipation of your new master and his.

It’s that simple.  Hand washing is the occult ritualistic symbol of rejection. –Have Ye Not Read

Social distancing is also “ritualistic” in nature, not to mention a CIA tactic of torture. Not to mention the use of the number 6 (6 feet apart) which these psychopaths tend to use quite often.

Much like mask-wearing, social distancing is a lie.  It cannot possibly work.  Yet we’re being forced to participate in it.

But symbolically speaking, the ritual of “social distancing” — at the magical “six feet” apart – is the part of the initiation ritual that SEPARATES YOU from Christ. –Have Ye Not Read

The lockdowns are simply more psychological trauma and are being used to initiate people. When you comply, you signal to the Satanic elitists that you are willing to be enslaved by them and their religion.

There are basically four stages to an isolation ritual:

Stage 1:  Isolation for purification (you’re cut off from the normal, and thrust into a “new normal” that’s completely different than your past life)

Stage 2:  Surrender to the “new normal.”  This often involves being given a token gift (think “stimulus check”) leading the initiate believe he’s being well-taken care of by his new overlords, so there’s no need to rebel against the new order one is being initiated into.

Stage 3:  Sacrifice.  No gift can be given without something being taken. In this case, your dignity…your sovereign independence…your voice…your individual power on this earth as a representative of the Word of the Most High God – all of these things, and more, are being taken from you in exchange for the cold “comfort” of a new way in a new world.

Stage 4:  Submission.  Think:  Mandatory vaccines.  Social tracing.  The willing acceptance of new rules for a new order. –Have Ye Not Read

You may not believe any of this. You may not be religious. I know I’m not. But those forcing this new world order down our throats plain and simply, do believe this.  They seem to be trying to initiate us into a new one-world religion of vile and disturbing tyrannical enslavement to them.

 

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[WATCH] Social Distancing is a “CIA Protocol” That Amounts To Torture

In a video that couldn’t be found anywhere on YouTube (which isn’t a big surprise), a woman blasts social distancing as a “CIA protocol” the amounts to torture.  She says that the world’s governments are using social distancing to destabilize the mental health of the entire planet.

The video below is on a platform called Bitchute, and will not be removed by any censors. Bitchute is decentralized.  In the video, Leigh Dundas says “social distancing is actually a technique that might be causing more harm to our children than that which it seeks to avoid. So, social distancing is a euphemism for social isolation. It was a technique that was developed about 70 years ago by the CIA and they found it was REALLY REALLY good at breaking down enemies of the state.”

So what in the hell are we doing to our children? Why are they enemies of the state? Because we all are enemies of the state. If you aren’t a politician, you are the enemy and they want to enslave us under the New World Order and the government is a part of the plan to manufacture compliance. This is not a conspiracy theory.  They are coming out and saying it now, and several sites, including this one, have proven this time and time again. Your inability to understand what’s going on or break your own mental chains does not make it “unreal.”

“It destroys the part of the brain that is responsible for learning in our children and ourselves, which is known as the ventral striata…in 1951, the CIA held a secret meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Canada and it was a meeting with doctors present who had ties to, and I quote ‘the US, UK, and Canadian military forces.” The CIA realized at that meeting and others that “social distancing and social isolation techniques were quote ‘the ideal way of breaking down a prisoner.’” 

Creepy Proposal: Government’s Plans to “Track” COVID-19 at Schools

The video is currently up on Facebook as well, but it could definitely be deleted by the censors:

Many educators and parents are struggling with the concept of social distancing in schools. Here are some lesser known facts about social distancing and isolation: • It was developed 70 years ago by the CIA to break down enemies of state.• It is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day AND being an alcoholic.• It doubles the risk of death, and destroys the part of the brain responsible for learning.To learn more about the secret military meeting in Canada in the 1950’s that gave rise to social distancing and isolation techniques – and to learn the basis for the “six foot distance rule” during times of COVID — watch this video. Bottom line? The CA Department of Education has no business deploying CIA protocols — still used to this day to break down enemies because they are more effective than physical torture — against kindergardeners in classrooms. Particularly since adoption of the 6 foot rule will force CA schools into a hybrid "remote learning" model – where students will only be able to be on-campus part time – which will unfairly disadvantage the 43% of California’s students who are from lower socio-economic families. By fifth grade, these children are already testing 2-3 years behind their counterparts. Because they are poor, they often do not have any parent home with them during the day, and further lack computers and consistent internet connections. To deploy remote learning against these children is an educational death sentence – simply put, they will never catch up to their peers. Call and email California State Department of Education and Superintendent Tony Thurmond (916-319-0800 and sbe@cde.ca.gov) — and do the same with your County Board of Education, your local school district and your child’s principal — and tell them: NO SOCIAL DISTANCING, and NO REMOTE LEARNING.PS: For those concerned about sending kids to school this Fall, there is good news: • A child’s risk of dying from COVID is 0.0%, per the CDC.• No child has passed on COVID to a family member or third party (they do not transmit).Visit www.Citizens-Rights.org (resource tab) for more data.

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Dundas writes: Many educators and parents are struggling with the concept of social distancing in schools. Here are some lesser-known facts about social distancing and isolation:

• It was developed 70 years ago by the CIA to break down enemies of the state.

• It is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day AND being an alcoholic.

• It doubles the risk of death and destroys the part of the brain responsible for learning.

To learn more about the secret military meeting in Canada in the 1950s that gave rise to social distancing and isolation techniques – and to learn the basis for the “six-foot distance rule” during times of COVID — watch this video.

Bottom line? The CA Department of Education has no business deploying CIA protocols — still used to this day to break down enemies because they are more effective than physical torture — against kindergarteners in classrooms.

This could be a big reason why so many parents have already decided to homeschool their children this coming year. Honestly, that’s probably a good thing. If children cannot socialize, what’s the point of public schools anyway?

This was is on us.  It’s become obvious. We all need to become of aware of the mental and spiritual war being fought for the power over our minds right now. No one is coming to save us. We are going to need to save ourselves.  No amount of voting will get us out of this. The system was set up against us, it doesn’t’ matter who the ruler is. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s the truth. The way out is realizing no one owns you. No one has rights you don’t have, and no one has any obligation to obey anyone else. We got to this point by people acquiescing to power instead of realizing they are the power and have ultimate control over their own life.

Max Igan: “Most People Have NO IDEA” What’s Happening Right Now, The Solution Is Simple

 

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Another False Flag? China Plans a “Pearl Harbor” Type EMP Attack On The U.S.?

Could we be seeing the making of yet another false flag or psychological operation? The mainstream media knows what they are doing when they use words like “Pearl Harbor” type attack.

A recent claim by Dr. Peter Pry, expert from the EMP Task Force On Homeland & National Security, claims China is going to use an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) to attack the United States. Pry claims there’s a serious possibility of China plotting a surprise EMP attack on the United States. Of course, this is based on mainstream fear-mongering, but is there any truth to the fear? There is, considering the language used by the mainstream media.

The keyword from the report is that China is planning a “Pearl Harbor” type attack. As Josh Sigurdson put it, the attack on Pearl Harbor was allowed to happen to provide order out of chaos. Just as the United States has been working with China hand in hand for years under the guise of competition. So how much of this so-called “attack” would be a part of the overall New World Order plan? Maybe more than most of us would like to admit.

The global community has been working hard for a very long time to prop up China as a global order and surveillance state. It’s the perfect guinea pig state for complete control over the masses. It’s easy to just blame China, and they aren’t innocent as a domineering totalitarian state. But this could be all a part of the plan to destroy, and maybe even eliminate some people in the U.S.

 

An EMP would take down the grid, meaning there would be no electricity at your home.  You wouldn’t have access to wifi and unless you pay cash (which a good chunk of stores won’t even accept anymore) you won’t be able to buy any goods. Whether this is a false flag or not, it’s best to already be prepared. Most people will not be and after a week, when people get hungry, they will get desperate.

If you are prepared and stocked up on food, you won’t have an issue. If you are self-reliant and capable of producing your own food, you won’t have an issue.  Personally, I have been stocking up on coconut and olive oils. Both are good for you and packed with healthy fats and calories. Even IF you run low on food, a spoonful or two of coconut oil will keep you going. Sure, it won’t be fun, but it’ll do the trick. You could also barter these oils.  Put them in smaller containers and trade them if need be. Since neither of these oils need to be refrigerated, they beat stocking up on things like butter. Both can be used to cook meat in as well, or to put over foraged plants.

Speaking of foraging, it’s important to know at least some of the edible plants that grow in your area. In addition to high-quality foods, make sure you can forage (I’ve found this book helpful) and are capable of hunting for your own meat.  These lost survival skills will come in handy in the event that grocery stores close in the aftermath of an EMP attack.

We have written several articles on how to prepare for a grid failure and EMP attack. If you are looking for more in-depth information, please check out the links below:

A Few Ways To Prepare For An EMP

These Off-Grid Summer Strategies Could Save Your Food Supply and Keep You Safe

6 Totally Insane Things That Will Happen If Our Power Grid Goes Down

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Theft of CIA’s "Vault Seven" Hacking Tools Due to Its Own Lousy Security

The Washington Post is reporting on an internal CIA report about its “Vault 7” security breach:

The breach — allegedly committed by a CIA employee — was discovered a year after it happened, when the information was published by WikiLeaks, in March 2017. The anti-secrecy group dubbed the release “Vault 7,” and U.S. officials have said it was the biggest unauthorized disclosure of classified information in the CIA’s history, causing the agency to shut down some intelligence operations and alerting foreign adversaries to the spy agency’s techniques.

The October 2017 report by the CIA’s WikiLeaks Task Force, several pages of which were missing or redacted, portrays an agency more concerned with bulking up its cyber arsenal than keeping those tools secure. Security procedures were “woefully lax” within the special unit that designed and built the tools, the report said.

Without the WikiLeaks disclosure, the CIA might never have known the tools had been stolen, according to the report. “Had the data been stolen for the benefit of a state adversary and not published, we might still be unaware of the loss,” the task force concluded.

The task force report was provided to The Washington Post by the office of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who has pressed for stronger cybersecurity in the intelligence community. He obtained the redacted, incomplete copy from the Justice Department.

It’s all still up on WikiLeaks.

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An In-Depth Look At American Propaganda, Operation Mockingbird, & Mind Control

Even though most Americans now realize that the mainstream media lies to them and uses propaganda to push the enslavement narrative of the ruling class elitists, most still consume it. Many others still know things aren’t right, but don’t use the critical thinking skills necessary to ever be free from their mental chains.

Because we’ve seen so much ridiculous agenda-pushing in the past few months, let’s take a look at all of this propaganda, fear-mongering, and mind control brought to us by the mainstream media and the CIA. Denial is the worst thing we can engage upon as this situation is unfolding.  Bottom line, no-rose colored glasses expectation is; there will be no quick recovery and there is a high probability that we’ll have to endure severe austerity for years, as the media engages in a strategy of psychological operations on Americans.

We all know the elitists who want to rule to world need us in a state of panic and fear in order for us to be willing to subjugate ourselves. That right there is a powerful tool that they’ve been using for decades with the compliance and assistance of the mainstream media.

The Science of Fear: How The Elitists Use it to Control Us & How to Break Free

The mainstream News Media across the board (all of them) seem to be clearly under the control of an elite group of people (puppet-masters) in power (at levels above puppet governments in place) who are providing the narratives for media, which arguably are being employed to control the behavior of Americans using proven mind control methods based in well designed propaganda that is broadly distributed to develop a ‘herd’ mentality. ValueWalk

There should be no more illusions. The cops are willingly enforcing tyranny while the mainstream media at the commands of the ruling class and their masters above them, continue to panic the public into accepting the most horrible of all outcomes. Yet, even though this is well-known, they are still attempting to label people who state the obvious “conspiracy theorists.”

If you even remotely think that the mainstream media is not propaganda designed to alter your behavior and perception, check this out:

This has become a grand war for the power of your mind.  If the elitists control and enslave your mind, there is no need to control or enslave your body.  You’ll be obedient and do what you’re told without fighting back and you will even tattle to the masters when other slaves refuse to comply any longer. This our path unless we change it now.

Operation Mockingbird isn’t a secret, but it is something the mainstream media doesn’t want you to focus on or even know about. Operation Mockingbird is a large-scale mind control program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency that began in the late 1940s. The CIA manipulated the news media for propaganda purposes in order to make sure the American public would willingly accept their slavery when the time came. It funded student and cultural organizations and magazines as front organizations.

And it has largely been successful.  Americans, for the most part, believe everything they are told as long as the media tells them and they look down on those who ask questions or show evidence that the official narrative makes little or no sense. If you haven’t watched the documentary Out of Shadows, I highly recommend it.

Don’t let them rule you. Don’t let them own you.  You own yourself, you always have. No other human being, whether they call themselves government or a gang, has any right to your life or the fruits of your labor.  Wake up, and stop acting like a slave when being free is your birthright.

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Mexico’s president calls for investigation into Obama-era Fast and Furious Operation

Mexico’s president asked the United States for answers and an apology for the Obama-era gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious.” On Friday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for an investigation into Operation Fast and Furious to prevent it from happening again.

“What seems serious to me is that a violation of our sovereignty was carried out, a secret operation, and that Mexicans were killed with these weapons,” Lopez Obrador said during a press conference in Mexico City on Friday.

“How could this be? A government that invades in this way, that flagrantly violates sovereignty, international laws,” Lopez Obrador continued. “We have to shine light on this so that an action of this type will never be carried out again.”

“There is still time for the U.S. to apologize,” the Mexican president stated.

He also said that his government would send a diplomatic note to Washington asking for information on the gun-running scheme. Mexico Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed the communication, and said he was sending a letter to the U.S. regarding Operation Fast and Furious.

Operation Fast and Furious was a strategy created to assist the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to combat Mexican drug cartels. Between 2009 and 2011, the Phoenix Field Division of the ATF would allow and track the illegal sale of approximately 2,000 firearms worth roughly $1.5 million. The weapons from Operation Fast and Furious would end up being used to kill hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010.

Lopez Obrador first brought up the decade-old incident last Monday when talking about Genaro Garcia Luna, who was Mexico’s security minister between 2006 and 2012. Garcia Luna was arrested in Texas by U.S. federal agents last December on drug trafficking and bribery charges.

Roberta Jacobson, a former American ambassador to Mexico appointed under U.S. President Barack Obama, suggested that both governments were aware of potential corruption tied to Garcia Luna. The report was published in Mexican magazine Proceso last weekend.

Lopez Obrador said the “cover-ups” were not the work of just “one government.”

Last Monday, Lopez Obrador said U.S. officials with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Agency should be investigated for potential cooperation with Garcia Luna. The DEA and the CIA declined to comment. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to Reuters.

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CUT-THROAT VENDETTA: Market Hauled By THE ANKLES!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz at The Wealth Research Group. 

Not even FOUR MONTHS AGO, the Chinese government and the U.S. administration signed the HISTORIC Phase 1 trade deal. The biggest concern that markets had on the geopolitical front, ASIDE FROM BREXIT, was over.

Confidence in the future was on the rise and valuations HEADED HIGHER into all-time highs.

In fact, markets got so EUPHORIC that, pandemic or not, we were EMPHASIZING the importance of trimming down exposure and taking profits, regardless. COINCIDENTLY, just one month afterward, in March 2020, the public panicked and CASHED-OUT.

Fear, not coronavirus, is the MOST CONTAGIOUS disease ever created. Fear lurks in the mind of every living being. Fear is an intense emotion, which PROMPTS ACTION. When your small child crosses the road and fails to notice an oncoming vehicle if you notice it, FEAR REACHES EXTREME levels in milliseconds and you RUSH TO ACTION to save him/her.

Our ancestors used fear to their advantage in order to SURVIVE on this planet for millions of years. But fear can also lead you to make decisions that aren’t to your advantage, resulting in DAMAGES.

Life wasn’t always as relatively comfortable as ours is today. Even as recently as 1966, more than 50% of the GLOBAL POPULATION got by on the equivalent of $2/day salaries.

Today, less than 9% of the world lives in this type of ABJECT POVERTY-STRICKEN condition!

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

One week ago, before this SELL-OFF began, we WARNED YOU about it!

We published a number of reports that a ROUND 2 was SUPER-LIKELY to occur and it has.

We even ISSUED a POTENTIAL BUY LIST; a select few of the featured companies are at or even within the buy range.

In the chart above, there’s AN INSIDIOUS hint that the world in the 1918-1933 era ought to be compared, APPLES TO APPLES, with the 2009-2020 period.

It can’t and it SHOULDN’T. While fear and greed still rule supreme, countless other things have evolved. Could the price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average fall by 89% as it did in The Great Depression? Many INTELLIGENT VOICES are sounding the alarm on that possibility, but I’m not one of them.

It took stocks until 1951 to GIVE BACK all of the losses suffered by the 1929 to 1933 crash – nearly two decades of gains to return to the price levels reached in 1931. The markets are NOTHING LIKE THAT today.

The control over the downside is ENORMOUS; some call it even RIGGED or socialized.

The Federal Reserve of 2020 is A BEAST. It almost FORBIDS recessions or large market declines. Even Warren Buffett acknowledged in his annual meeting that the FED is acting TOO FAST for investors to truly capitalize on the volatility.

Buffett is also aware that, in his own words, NO ONE knows the consequences of the actions of Jerome Powell and his GANG OF THIEVES on the future of banking and finance, but I can tell you one thing: BUFFETT ISN’T BULLISH in the near-term yet.

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He sees what we do. He sees more REAL-WORLD TROUBLE in the not-so-distant future and believes, although he doesn’t ADMIT IT PUBLICLY, that the Federal Reserve’s actions the next time around WON’T STOP bargains from emerging.

Unlike us, Berkshire holds the MAJORITY of its liquid cash in Treasuries. Berkshire has LOANED WASHINGTON $114B and it gets ALMOST NOTHING in return.

On the other hand, we hold most of our cash in GOLD and that’s up 70% in the past five years and 11% this year alone. If gold was a stock, it would be ranked among the 25 BEST-PERFORMING companies in the world this year (in the S&P 500).

In fact, Newmont Mining is the No.1 stock on the planet in 2020, within the index.

Right now, Mike Pompeo, former director of the CIA and current Secretary of State, is publicly pointing the finger at China for concealing information early on and for making the problem worse.

Most people don’t know this, but between 1959 and 1962, the Chinese government hid a GIANT SECRET from the world. Only 34 years later, in 1996, did the international community learn about what is now called The Great Chinese Famine.

It is estimated that a combination of DROUGHTS, FLOODING, a poor CENTRALIZED APPROACH to agriculture and an even worse CULTURE OF COVER-UPS sealed the fate of anywhere between 15-40 million hungry men, women, and children, whose burials were CONCEALED.

Hatred towards China is hitting extremes. The U.S. may decide it is time to strike – the markets are NOT PREPARED for this. If there’s one uncertainty, greater than anything else hovering above us, it is the return of FRICTION between West and East.

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CIA Dirty Laundry Aired

Joshua Schulte, the CIA employee standing trial for leaking the Wikileaks Vault 7 CIA hacking tools, maintains his innocence. And during the trial, a lot of shoddy security and sysadmin practices are coming out:

All this raises a question, though: just how bad is the CIA’s security that it wasn’t able to keep Schulte out, even accounting for the fact that he is a hacking and computer specialist? And the answer is: absolutely terrible.

The password for the Confluence virtual machine that held all the hacking tools that were stolen and leaked? That’ll be 123ABCdef. And the root login for the main DevLAN server? mysweetsummer.

It actually gets worse than that. Those passwords were shared by the entire team and posted on the group’s intranet. IRC chats published during the trial even revealed team members talking about how terrible their infosec practices were, and joked that CIA internal security would go nuts if they knew. Their justification? The intranet was restricted to members of the Operational Support Branch (OSB): the elite programming unit that makes the CIA’s hacking tools.

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More on Crypto AG

One follow-on to the story of Crypto AG being owned by the CIA: this interview with a Washington Post reporter. The whole thing is worth reading or listening to, but I was struck by these two quotes at the end:

…in South America, for instance, many of the governments that were using Crypto machines were engaged in assassination campaigns. Thousands of people were being disappeared, killed. And I mean, they’re using Crypto machines, which suggests that the United States intelligence had a lot of insight into what was happening. And it’s hard to look back at that history now and see a lot of evidence of the United States going to any real effort to stop it or at least or even expose it.

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To me, the history of the Crypto operation helps to explain how U.S. spy agencies became accustomed to, if not addicted to, global surveillance. This program went on for more than 50 years, monitoring the communications of more than 100 countries. I mean, the United States came to expect that kind of penetration, that kind of global surveillance capability. And as Crypto became less able to deliver it, the United States turned to other ways to replace that. And the Snowden documents tell us a lot about how they did that.

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Crypto AG Was Owned by the CIA

The Swiss cryptography firm Crypto AG sold equipment to governments and militaries around the world for decades after World War II. They were owned by the CIA:

But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.

This isn’t really news. We have long known that Crypto AG was backdooring crypto equipment for the Americans. What is new is the formerly classified documents describing the details:

The decades-long arrangement, among the most closely guarded secrets of the Cold War, is laid bare in a classified, comprehensive CIA history of the operation obtained by The Washington Post and ZDF, a German public broadcaster, in a joint reporting project.

The account identifies the CIA officers who ran the program and the company executives entrusted to execute it. It traces the origin of the venture as well as the internal conflicts that nearly derailed it. It describes how the United States and its allies exploited other nations’ gullibility for years, taking their money and stealing their secrets.

The operation, known first by the code name “Thesaurus” and later “Rubicon,” ranks among the most audacious in CIA history.

EDITED TO ADD: MOre news article. And a 1995 story on this. It’s not new news.

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A New Clue for the Kryptos Sculpture

Jim Sanborn, who designed the Kryptos sculpture in a CIA courtyard, has released another clue to the still-unsolved part 4. I think he’s getting tired of waiting.

Did we mention Mr. Sanborn is 74?

Holding on to one of the world’s most enticing secrets can be stressful. Some would-be codebreakers have appeared at his home.

Many felt they had solved the puzzle, and wanted to check with Mr. Sanborn. Sometimes forcefully. Sometimes, in person.

Elonka Dunin, a game developer and consultant who has created a rich page of background information on the sculpture and oversees the best known online community of thousands of Kryptos fans, said that some who contact her (sometimes also at home) are obsessive and appear to have tipped into mental illness. “I am always gentle to them and do my best to listen to them,” she said.

Mr. Sanborn has set up systems to allow people to check their proposed solutions without having to contact him directly. The most recent incarnation is an email-based process with a fee of $50 to submit a potential solution. He receives regular inquiries, so far none of them successful.

The ongoing process is exhausting, he said, adding “It’s not something I thought I would be doing 30 years on.”

Another news article.

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A Limited-Government Republic versus a National-Security State

The worst mistake that the American people have made in the entire history of the United States was to permit the conversion of the federal government to a national-security state. That conversion has played a major role in the destruction of our liberty, privacy, and economic well-being.

What is a national-security state? It is a totalitarian-like governmental structure that consists of an enormous military-intelligence establishment with extraordinary powers, such as indefinite detention, torture, secret surveillance, and even assassination of both citizens and foreigners.

To put the matter into a larger context, North Korea is a national-security state. So are Egypt, China, Cuba, and Russia. And the United States. All of the regimes in those countries wield totalitarian-like powers.

It wasn’t always that way in the United States. Our nation was founded as a limited-government republic and remained that way for nearly 150 years. No Pentagon, no CIA, and no NSA. There was an army but it was relatively small — big enough to win battles against Indian tribes or a neighboring weak and impoverished country such as Mexico, but nowhere big enough to engage in wars around the world.

That was how our American ancestors wanted it. The last thing they wanted was a federal government that possessed a large permanent military-intelligence establishment. That’s because they believed that that type of governmental system would inevitably destroy their liberty and their well-being.

When the delegates met at the Constitutional Convention, their assigned task was simply to modify the Articles of Confederation, which formed a third kind of governmental structure, one under which the states had been operating for more than a decade. Under the Articles, the federal government’s powers were so weak that — get this — it didn’t even have the power to tax. Imagine: For more than ten years, Americans lived under a government that was prohibited from levying any taxes whatsoever.

But there were problems with the Articles, and the purpose of Constitutional Convention was to come up with solutions to those problems through modifications to the Articles of Confederation. Instead, the delegates to the convention, who met in secret, came up with an entirely different proposal, one that called for a different type of governmental system — a limited-government republic, one where the federal government would have more powers, including the power to tax.

Americans were extremely leery. They believed that the greatest threat to the freedom and well-being of a citizenry lay not with some foreign regime but rather with their own government. They also understood that the way that governments throughout history had destroyed the freedom of their citizens was, in large part, through the power of their military forces. If people dissented or rebelled against what the government was doing, officials could employ military force to quell the rebellion. But if they didn’t possess a powerful military, they lacked the means to do that, which would inhibit them from doing bad things to the citizenry.

Suppose the proponents of the Constitution had said to the American people,

The Constitution will bring into existence a federal government that will include a vast, permanent, and ever-growing military-intelligence establishment, with military and intelligence bases all over the United States and the world. Together with the president, the military will have the power to embroil the nation in war anywhere in the world without congressional consent. It will possess the power to spy on and keep files on the American people, in order to keep them safe. It will have the power to take Americans into custody and place them in military dungeons or secret intelligence prison camps, where they can be tortured. It will also have the power to assassinate Americans.

If the American people had heard that from the delegates at the Constitutional Convention, they would have died laughing. They would have thought it was a joke. When they later learned that the delegates were totally serious, the American people would have summarily rejected the deal and instead would have continued operating under the Articles of Confederation.

In fact, the reason Americans were so leery of the proposal offered by the proponents of the Constitution was that they were concerned that they might be bringing into existence a government that wielded those types of omnipotent powers. That’s why they were so opposed to what they called a “standing army,” which was their term for a large, permanent military-intelligence establishment.

The proponents of the Constitution assured Americans that that could never happen. The reason was that the charter that was bringing the federal government into existence also, at the same time, delineated its powers. If a power wasn’t listed in the Constitution, then it simply didn’t exist, which meant it couldn’t be exercised against the citizenry.

On the basis of that assurance but still leery, the American people approved the deal, but only on the condition that the Constitution would be amended immediately after being approved. The amendments would provide express restrictions on the powers of federal officials to destroy the liberty and well-being of the people.

Some proponents of the Constitution responded that such restrictions were unnecessary because if a power to destroy people’s liberty and well-being wasn’t listed in the Constitution, it couldn’t be exercised. A bill of rights, such proponents said, would be superfluous.

But Americans were not willing to settle for that principle. Knowing that people who are attracted to political power inevitably come up with good excuses for destroying people’s liberty, Americans wanted to make it doubly clear that federal officials lacked the power to do tyrannical things to them. That’s why they expressly prohibited them from destroying people’s freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right of assembly, the right to keep and bear arms, and others.

That wasn’t all, however. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments expressly restricted the power of federal officials to kill both Americans and foreigners. The government couldn’t kill anyone or deprive anyone of liberty or property without “due process of law,” a term that stretched back to Magna Carta in 1215, when the barons of England forced their king to acknowledge that his powers over them were limited.

Due process required formal notice of charges and a trial before the government could kill someone or take away his liberty or his property. If a person was targeted, the Bill of Rights guaranteed that he could elect to be tried by a jury of ordinary citizens rather than by a judge or a tribunal. Recognizing the inherent power of government, the amendments also guaranteed that a person being targeted could have an attorney represent him. The government was also prohibited from conducting searches without judicially issued warrants based on probable cause that a crime had been committed. They also prohibited federal officials from inflicting what they called “cruel and unusual” punishments on people.

Monsters

Our American ancestors had brought into existence a limited-government republic, a type of political system in which the government was delegated very few powers and then expressly forbidden by the Bill of Rights to exercise totalitarian-like powers. While there were backroom political deals that would be made, the overall operations of the government were open and transparent. That was the governmental system under which Americans lived for nearly 150 years.

At the same time, America adopted a noninterventionist foreign policy, one in which the federal government would not embroil the nation in foreign conflicts, wars, disputes, revolutions, or coups. This foreign policy was summed up in a speech that U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams delivered to Congress on the Fourth of July, 1821. Entitled “In Search of Monsters to Destroy,” the speech pointed out that America’s founding foreign policy was not to send military forces abroad to save foreigners from the monstrous conditions in their countries, including dictatorships, famines, wars, and revolutions. If America were ever to abandon that noninterventionist foreign policy, Adams warned, U.S. officials would start behaving like dictators.

Does that mean that Americans were indifferent to the plights of foreigners? On the contrary. It just meant that they wouldn’t help them by bringing death and destruction through military force to their lands. Instead, America would open its borders to anyone who managed to escape his conditions, with no possibility that he would be rejected and forcibly returned to his homeland.

The shift toward empire and intervention began in 1898 in the Spanish-American War. Certain Spanish colonies were waging a war of independence against Spain. The U.S. government intervened in their behalf. As soon as Spain was defeated, however, the U.S. government assumed control over some of its former colonies. That’s how the United States acquired Puerto Rico, control over Cuba, the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Guam, and the Philippines. In the Philippines, U.S. forces killed hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who continued to fight for their independence, this time from the United States. The notion was that in order for the United States to become a great nation, it needed to become an empire and acquire colonies, just like the Spanish and British empires.

After that came U.S. intervention into World War I. Woodrow Wilson maintained that U.S. intervention would bring about an end to all war and make the world “safe for democracy” by totally and completely defeating Germany. Despite the loss of tens of thousands of American men, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Joseph Stalin rose to power in Germany, Italy, and Russia.

Once World War II broke out, Americans were overwhelmingly opposed to intervening again. But Franklin Roosevelt succeeded in provoking Japan into “firing the first shot” with its attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought about U.S. entry into the deadliest and most destructive war the world has ever seen.

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When the war was finally over in 1945, Americans were ecstatic that the Nazi regime and the Japanese Empire had been defeated and that their lives could return to normal. Not so fast, U.S. officials told Americans. They said that even though the Axis Powers had been defeated, the United States now faced another enemy, one that was arguably more dangerous than the Axis. That enemy was communism or, to be more exact, an international communist conspiracy to take over the world that was based in Moscow, Russia. The communists were coming to get us, U.S. officials said, and take over the U.S. government and the nation.

Therefore, they maintained, it would be necessary to intervene in hot wars to stop the Reds from advancing toward America and to wage a “cold war” against the Soviet Union. That’s how tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers got sacrificed in civil wars in Korea and Vietnam. U.S. officials said that if the United States failed to intervene in those conflicts, the Reds would be at our doorstep before too long.

That cold war is what brought about the conversion of the federal government from a limited-government republic to a national-security state, which was what the Soviet Union was. U.S. officials maintained that a limited-government republic-type of governmental system would be no match for a national-security-state type of governmental system, given that the latter placed no constraints on agents to do whatever they needed to do to win. In order to prevent a communist takeover of the United States, it would be necessary to convert the federal government to the same type of governmental system the Soviet Union had. The implication, of course, was that as soon as the United States won the Cold War, Americans could have their limited-government republic back.

Soon after the CIA was established in 1947, ostensibly as an “intelligence-gathering” agency to provide secret information to the president, it began specializing in the art of assassination, including the preparation of a top-secret “assassination manual” that explained various methods of assassination and, equally important, how to keep people from discovering that it was a state-sponsored assassination. The Fifth Amendment was eviscerated. In the name of protecting national security, the federal government, through the CIA, now wielded the power, to secretly deprive anyone of life it wanted.

In 1953, the CIA secretly initiated a coup in Iran that ousted the democratically elected prime minister of the country, Mohammad Mossadegh, from power and replaced him with the shah of Iran, one of the world’s most brutal dictators. The notion was that Mossadegh was leaning communist. In 1979, fed up with the U.S.-supported tyranny under which they had suffered for 25 years, the Iranian people revolted and ousted the shah from power. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful in restoring the democratic system that the CIA had destroyed, leaving them suffering under a different type of dictatorship. The CIA’s coup is the root of the bad relations between Iran and the United States today.

One year later, 1954, the CIA secretly initiated a coup in Guatemala, which succeeded in ousting the democratically elected president of that country, Jacobo Arbenz, who was a socialist, and replacing him with a pro-U.S. military dictator. Arbenz was lucky that he was able to escape the country because the CIA had prepared an assassination list that undoubtedly had him at the top. That coup incited a 30-year-long civil war that killed more than a million Guatemalans.

After the 1959 Cuban revolution brought a communist regime into power, the Pentagon and the CIA, along with other U.S. officials, went apoplectic. America couldn’t survive with a “communist dagger” pointed at its throat from only 90 miles away, they said. Thus, the CIA launched an unsuccessful invasion of the island, several unsuccessful assassination attempts against Cuban president Fidel Castro, and a brutal economic embargo that, in combination with Castro’s socialist system, has squeezed the economic lifeblood out the Cuban people.
The national-security establishment’s incessant quest to effect regime change in Cuba also brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.

The fact is that there was never any possibility that the communists were coming to get us and take over the federal government and the country. The Cold War was one great big racket, one that enriched countless people, including an army of “defense” contractors and subcontractors who got rich feeding at the public trough. Most important, the Cold War and the national-security-state form of governmental structure that came with it succeeded in destroying the rights and liberties of the Americans people.

The Middle East

Suddenly and unexpectedly, the Cold War ended in 1989, when the Soviet Union, which had gone bankrupt, called it quits. The Berlin Wall came down and Russian troops exited Eastern Europe.

Needless to say, the national-security establishment was concerned about its future. No more Cold War obviously meant that Americans were entitled to have their limited-government republic back. But the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA were not eager to be dismantled. Soon after the end of the Cold War, they intervened in the Persian Gulf War against their former partner and ally, Saddam Hussein, which began a 30-year campaign of U.S. death, destruction, and humiliation against people in the Middle East.

It was no surprise that that campaign engendered deep anger and rage among the people who were targeted for death and destruction. That’s when the anti-American terrorist blowback began. It started with the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, which was followed by the attacks on the USS Cole, the attacks on the U.S. embassies in East Africa, and the 9/11 attacks.

The 9/11 attacks gave the federal government what our American ancestors had feared when the Constitution was being proposed to them — a government consisting of a massive, ever-growing military-intelligence establishment with omnipotent, totalitarian powers to keep the nation “safe” from the terrorist blowback that U.S. officials had produced with their interventionism.

That’s how Americans have ended up with a government that wields the power to take them into custody and throw them indefinitely into a military dungeon and torture them to any extent whatsoever. It is how Americans have ended up with a government that wields the power to conduct secret surveillance on them, just like government officials do in China, North Korea, and Cuba. It is how Americans have ended up with a government that wields the power to assassinate them.

Anyone who lives under a national-security-state governmental system cannot possibly be considered free. Our ancestors understood that principle. Their successors living today have yet to figure that out. Or if they have figured it out, they have chosen to trade liberty for the pretense of safety and security.

For Americans who want freedom, a necessary prerequisite is the restoration of a limited-government republic and a noninterventionist foreign policy, which necessarily entails the dismantling, not the reform, of the Pentagon, the military-industrial complex, the CIA, and the NSA.

This article was originally published in the November 2019 edition of Future of Freedom.

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