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Top Biden official admits he ‘can’t make any guarantees’ Afghan troop withdrawal won’t empower terrorists

National security adviser Jake Sullivan admitted Sunday the Biden administration cannot guarantee that withdrawing United States troops from Afghanistan will not create another power vacuum that emboldens terrorist groups like the Islamic State.

Biden announced last week that he would formally withdraw all U.S. personnel from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the infamous terror attacks on U.S. soil.

Currently, there are about 2,500 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, along with 1,000 special forces personnel.

What is the background?

After U.S. forces successfully defeated al Qaeda in Iraq, then-President Barack Obama ordered the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011.

The move is now seen as a strategic failure, likely creating a power vacuum that allowed ISIS to exponentially grow in the destabilized region.

Army officer Ryan N. Mannina explains:

[T]he [Obama] administration mishandled the withdrawal of US forces in 2011, leaving the Sunnis vulnerable and the Iraqi security forces (ISF) unprepared to take responsibility for the country’s security. Almost simultaneously, a civil war broke out in Syria. The remnants of AQI—under a new name, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or the Islamic State)—exploited the conflict to renew their jihad and rebuild their combat power. Iraq’s Sunni minority—alienated and abandoned—began fighting back against oppression by the Maliki government. In 2014, the Sunnis welcomed ISIS back into Anbar province and helped them seize nearly a third of Iraq’s territory, establishing the physical caliphate ISIS had always dreamed of building.

What did Sullivan say?

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Sullivan admitted that he “can’t make any guarantees” that Biden’s troop withdrawal will not result in another power vacuum that will be exploited by terrorists.

“I can’t make any guarantees about what will happen inside the country. No one can,” Sullivan said.

“All the United States could do is provide the Afghan security forces, the Afghan government, and the Afghan people resources and capabilities, training and equipping their forces, providing assistance to their government,” he continued. “We have done that, and now, it is time for American troops to come home and the Afghan people to step up to defend their own country.”

Though Sullivan did not provide details, he explained the U.S. has the capabilities to “suppress the terror threat” in Afghanistan without having U.S. personnel stationed there, but reiterated that Biden has “no intention” of sending troops back to Afghanistan.


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Details on the Unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone

The Washington Post has published a long story on the unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone 5C in 2016. We all thought it was an Israeli company called Cellebrite. It was actually an Australian company called Azimuth Security.

Azimuth specialized in finding significant vulnerabilities. Dowd, a former IBM X-Force researcher whom one peer called “the Mozart of exploit design,” had found one in open-source code from Mozilla that Apple used to permit accessories to be plugged into an iPhone’s lightning port, according to the person.

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Using the flaw Dowd found, Wang, based in Portland, Ore., created an exploit that enabled initial access to the phone ­ a foot in the door. Then he hitched it to another exploit that permitted greater maneuverability, according to the people. And then he linked that to a final exploit that another Azimuth researcher had already created for iPhones, giving him full control over the phone’s core processor ­ the brains of the device. From there, he wrote software that rapidly tried all combinations of the passcode, bypassing other features, such as the one that erased data after 10 incorrect tries.

Apple is suing various companies over this sort of thing. The article goes into the details.

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Google’s Project Zero Finds a Nation-State Zero-Day Operation

Google’s Project Zero discovered, and caused to be patched, eleven zero-day exploits against Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Windows, and iOS. This seems to have been exploited by “Western government operatives actively conducting a counterterrorism operation”:

The exploits, which went back to early 2020 and used never-before-seen techniques, were “watering hole” attacks that used infected websites to deliver malware to visitors. They caught the attention of cybersecurity experts thanks to their scale, sophistication, and speed.

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It’s true that Project Zero does not formally attribute hacking to specific groups. But the Threat Analysis Group, which also worked on the project, does perform attribution. Google omitted many more details than just the name of the government behind the hacks, and through that information, the teams knew internally who the hacker and targets were. It is not clear whether Google gave advance notice to government officials that they would be publicizing and shutting down the method of attack.

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Tulsi Gabbard blasts cancel culture, warns that its ‘final expression’ is found in Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda

Former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted cancel culture and warned that its adherents who shut down those they disagree with are walking a dangerous path, as the “final expression” of cancel culture can be found in Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda.

What are the details?

The Hawaii Democrat — who sounds more and more like a Republican every day — offered her take during a Tuesday interview with Fox News’ Trey Gowdy, saying “the foundation of our democracy” is based on “freedom of speech, freedom for every single one of us to be able to share our ideas and debate them, to argue them, to agree or to disagree.”

Gabbard also addressed the misinformation goblin that’s led to much leftist pearl-clutching of late. She argued that ideas “that may be misleading or dangerous” can be countered — not be silencing them — but by defeating them with “superior” ideas in the “free marketplace.” Then people can “choose what they want to believe or not to believe, or what they want to adhere to,” she said.

“Cancel culture is the opposite of this,” Gabbard continued. “It is exactly the opposite of this foundational principle of our democracy. It means that in a cancel culture, you have some people who believe that they are special, that they are superior, that they have the power to be able to shut down those who have ideas and views that are different, who may follow a path that they deem to be the wrong path.” She said that such cancel-happy folk “will therefore say, ‘No, we’re going to place obstacles in front of you, we’re going to silence certain voices'” — except for “those who agree with us and the path that we deem to be right.”

‘Where does this cancel culture lead us?’

Gabbard said the core of her belief in free expression and conviction that cancel culture is wrong is “based on the fact that we are all children of God. And recognizing that, we then treat each other with respect and respect this freedom that we have.”

“So, let’s look down the path and say, ‘OK … where does this cancel culture lead us?’ You see the final expression of cancel culture in Islamist terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda who basically go and behead those who … they deem to be infidels or heretics in order to silence them — in order to ‘protect’ others from being misled,” she said.

“And so when we look at cancel culture here at home, we see those efforts to cancel or silence those that … they don’t want the people to hear from, those who may offer a different idea than the one that those in power want people to see or to hear, or to be exposed to,” Gabbard reasoned, adding that “this is the danger of where this path leads us — unless we as individuals stand up against it.”

She also decried frequent outcomes of cancel culture: people who’ve fallen victim to its “fearmongering” and “bullying” and have lost jobs, family and friends, popularity, and even “likes on social media.”

“This requires us to ask the question of ourselves, ‘Who are we trying to please?'” Gabbard wondered.

‘Pleasing to God’

Gabbard concluded by telling Gowdy that “life is short, death can come at any time, and I was happiest — and am happiest — when trying to live my life to be pleasing to God, to my best friend. And so as I’ve gone through my life — and especially in politics, the media is coming at you with attacks, political opponents, social media — I have always found that peace and that strength … in knowing that God has unconditional love for all of us.”


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Utah teacher calls for the deaths of Republican senators at the next ‘riot at the Capitol’

A humanities teacher is under investigation after allegedly calling for the deaths of Republican senators. The Iron County School District is investigating a teacher from the Parowan High School after the educator purportedly posted a threatening message on Twitter this month.

In a since-deleted tweet, Brian Townsend reportedly wrote, “I only hope the next time a President incites a riot at the capitol, more Republican senators are killed.” Townsend is referencing the riots at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Brandon Harris, one of Townsend’s former students, noticed the Feb. 13 tweet and was shocked that an educator would call for political violence. Harris told KSL-TV, “I really was genuinely surprised.”

“I was just appalled at how a teacher could say that because he knows he is an influence on all the younger generation,” Harris said.

Harris informed his teacher, “I’m coming for your job.”

The former student said he is writing a letter to the school board asking for Townsend to face some consequences for his calls to harm conservative senators.

Townsend has since changed his Twitter account to “protected,” so his tweets can’t be seen.

The Iron County School Board released a statement on Wednesday, where they announced that they had launched an investigation into the disturbing messages.

“We’ve only recently become aware of these tweets,” the school board stated. “In light of the impact on the educational process and on Iron County School District, we are reviewing with legal counsel our appropriate response and we are investigating the matter.”

“His statements do not represent a statement or the opinions of the Iron County School District,” the statement read. “In fact, the school district ensures that where it may be a matter of free speech we are very serious about protecting free speech. However, all matters that affect the educational system adversely are not protected and above all we want to make sure that the educational process and the education for our students is protected.”

KSL-TV said they reached out to Townsend, but he did not return their calls.

In response to the Capitol riots, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Thursday that it is allocating at least $77 million to combat domestic violent extremism.

“Today the most significant terrorist threat facing the nation comes from lone offenders and small groups of individuals who commit acts of violence motivated by domestic extremist ideological beliefs,” Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, said in a statement. “While we continue to lawfully protect against threats posed by foreign terrorist organizations, we also must ensure adequate focus and funding is provided to combat domestic terrorism, some of which is motivated by false narratives and extremist rhetoric spread through social media and other online platforms.”

It is part of $1.8 billion in grants to state and local jurisdictions to protect against terrorism and other disasters.

Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin told reporters on Friday, “The rise of domestic violent extremism is a serious and growing public safety and national security threat.”

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White House says Biden will shut down Guantanamo Bay prison by the end of his term

The Biden administration said that they intended to shutter the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by the end of the president’s term.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the intended closure during the media briefing on Friday.

“That certainly is our goal and our intention,” said Psaki when asked about the closing of the detention center.

“And we are three weeks in, I realize, at a certain point I can’t say that anymore, but we are still just three and a half weeks in, so we are undertaking an NSC process, which is how it should work. Through that, to work with the interagency, to assess the current state of play that the Biden administration has inherited from the previous administration,” she explained.

“I would note that in order to see this process through completely and thoroughly, there are a number of key policy roles that still need to be filled within the interagency,” Psaki added.

If the Biden administration were successful in their intention to close the prison it would fulfill a promise made by the former Obama administration in Feb. 2016.

“For many years, it has been clear that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay does not advance our national security—it undermines it,” former President Barack Obama said at the time, with then-Vice President Joe Biden standing next to him.

At the time there were 91 detainees at the prison, but there are currently only 40 left.

Among those detained at the prison is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al-Qaeda terrorist who masterminded the September 11 attacks that killed 2,997 Americans. In January it was reported that detainees at the center would be given the option to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Here’s the video of Psaki’s comments:


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MSNBC host suggests killing American citizens with drone strikes

During a discussion regarding domestic terrorism, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace floated the idea of the U.S. government killing American citizens with drone strikes.

Wallace brought up the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin that was released to all law enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security last week. The bulletin, which is in effect until April 30, warns that the DHS allegedly received information that there is the threat of “ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.”

Wallace notes, “There’s a bulletin released to all law enforcement earlier this week, that there is, until the end of April, a persistent threat of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism carried out in the ideology and around this belief that the election was fraudulent, that the Covid restrictions are unnecessary. All of those ideologies pushed by Donald Trump.”

The “Deadline: White House” host then said, “But my question for you is around incitement. We had a policy, and it was very controversial, it was carried out under the Bush years, and under the Obama years, of attacking terrorism at its root.”

“Of going after and killing, and in the case of Anwar Awlaki, an American, a Yemeni-American, with a drone strike for the crime of inciting violence, inciting terrorism,” Wallace stated.

“Mitch McConnell was in the Senate then. He was in the Senate after 9/11 too,” the MSNBC anchor said. “How does Mitch McConnell, who understands that the way you root out terrorism, is to take on, in the case of Islamic terrorism, kill those who incite it. How does he not vote to convict someone that he said, on the floor of the Senate, incited an insurrection?”

Al-Awlaki was an alleged American member of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization who was assassinated in Yemen by a drone strike approved by then-President Barack Obama in 2011. Awlaki was believed to be the former head of external operations for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and was linked to several terrorism plots, including an attempt to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit in 2009. He was one of the United States’ most wanted terrorists.

The Wall Street Journal reported in January 2010, “There is no indication Mr. Awlaki played a direct role in any of the attacks, and he has never been indicted in the U.S.”

The Brookings Institute declared Al-Awlaki’s assassination as “the first extra-judicial killing by the United States government against a U.S. citizen.”

His 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was killed in a U.S. drone strike two weeks later.

This is the second time that al-Awlaki has been mentioned on Wallace’s show in the last two weeks. Previously, MSNBC contributor and former FBI agent Clint Watts hinted that former President Donald Trump was inciting violence against the U.S. government much like al-Awlaki with the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

Watts told Wallace, “We had a period after 9/11, where we were trying to get ‘left of boom’ as they would say in counter-terrorism. Which is, can you get way up, up the stream of an attack and start to root out all of the confluences which bring about that attack?”

“If you took what President Trump said, and you instead put it in Anwar Awlaki’s mouth, we would be talking about a drone strike overseas,” Watts said on the left-wing cable news network. “So that’s one aspect of our political leaders talking about this rhetoric.”

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American taxpayers have paid an astronomical amount of money to detain 9/11 mastermind at Guantanamo Bay

A jaw-dropping report revealed the shocking amount of American taxpayer money that has been spent on imprisoning Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks, and the Al Qaeda terrorist who claimed responsibility for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Less than a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was put on the FBI’s “most wanted terrorists” list, and he had a $25 million reward for information leading to his capture. On March 1, 2003, Mohammed was captured in Rawalpindi, near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. U.S. intelligence was tipped off by an informant, who messaged American authorities, “I am with KSM,” the New York Times reported.

On Sept. 6, 2006, then-President George W. Bush announced that “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Abu Zubaydah, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, and 11 other terrorists in CIA custody have been transferred to the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.” Previously, the terror suspects were allegedly kept at “black site” CIA detention facilities in Eastern Europe, as reported by ABC News.

In 2006, Bush said there were 455 detainees being held at Gitmo.

The New York Times reported, “Of the roughly 780 people who have been detained at the United States military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 731 have been transferred and 40 remain. In addition, nine detainees died while in custody.”

There have been mind-boggling costs to house Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist onslaught in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 by weaponizing hijacked commercial airliners to bring down the Twin Towers, attack the Pentagon, and crash a plane into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“The U.S. government has spent an estimated $161.5 million housing the suspected mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Fox News reported on Sunday. “It’s not exactly clear how much the federal government spends housing its Gitmo prisoners, but it’s somewhere between $9.5 and $13 million per prisoner, per year.”

The New York Times reported in 2019:

Then there is Guantánamo Bay, where the expense now works out to about $13 million for each of the 40 prisoners being held there.

According to a tally by The New York Times, the total cost last year of holding the prisoners — including the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — paying for the troops who guard them, running the war court and doing related construction, exceeded $540 million.

The $13 million per prisoner cost almost certainly makes Guantánamo the world’s most expensive detention program. And nearly 18 years after the George W. Bush administration took a crude compound called Camp X-Ray and hastily established it as a holding station for enemy fighters picked up in the war on terrorism, it has taken on a sprawling and permanent feel, with the expense most likely to continue far into the future.

After the report was published, then-President Donald Trump was asked about the exorbitant Guantanamo costs.

“I think it’s crazy. It costs a fortune to operate it and I think it’s crazy,” Trump told reporters in September 2019. He added that “we’re looking into that.”

Trump then criticized former President Barack Obama for not shutting down the infamous prison in Cuba after he promised to do so during his 2008 run for the White House.

“He was going to have everybody removed and Guantanamo Bay closed up by the time he left office and he didn’t do that. He didn’t do that either,” Trump told reporters. “So we’re stuck with it.”

NPR reported in 2019 that American taxpayers were annually paying at least $9.5 million per detainee in Guantanamo Bay.

“The U.S. military court and prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have cost more than $6 billion to operate since opening nearly 18 years ago and still churn through more than $380 million a year despite housing only 40 prisoners today,” NPR reported.

“That does not include the $60 million annual expense of operating Guantanamo’s naval base or the salaries of military personnel, including the 1,800 guards overseeing the detention center’s prisoners,” according to the whistleblower report.

The report alleged that hearings held at Guantanamo’s military court in 2014 “cost taxpayers the equivalent of $700,000 an hour.”

A Defense Department report in 2013 estimated the annual operating costs of Guantanamo Bay’s prison and court system to be $454.1 million. “At the time, there were 166 prisoners at Guantanamo, making the per-prisoner cost $2.7 million,” according to the New York Times.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed made headlines this week when it was reported that 40 Guantanamo Bay detainees, including KSM, would be getting vaccinated.

“COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered to all detainees and prisoners. It will be administered on a voluntary basis and in accordance with the Department’s priority distribution plan,” a spokesperson for the Department of Defense told CBS News.

There was immediate outrage that suspects said to be involved in the 9/11 attacks would get the COVID-19 vaccination before millions of Americans.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) tweeted, “President Biden told us he would have a plan to defeat the virus on day 1. He just never told us that it would be to give the vaccine to terrorists before most Americans.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote on Twitter. “How the hell does this make sense??”

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said, “It is inexcusable and un-American that President Biden is choosing to prioritize vaccinations for convicted terrorists in Gitmo over vulnerable American seniors or veterans,”

Following the uproar by Republican lawmakers, the Pentagon “paused” its decision to vaccinate the prisoners.

“No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated. We’re pausing the plan to move forward, as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops safe,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby stated on Saturday.

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New Cold War, Informant Wars, Domestic Terror – New World Next Week


This week on the New World Next Week: Xi pimps the new cold war at Davos; the infowar continues online; and the Biden swamp prepares a war on domestic extremism.

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This week on the New World Next Week: Xi pimps the new cold war at Davos; the infowar continues online; and the Biden swamp prepares a war on domestic extremism.
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Domestic Terrorists: We Are Being Divided By Design, And Easily Manipulated

Those in power care only about expanding their own wealth and power while sucking ours.  If you can’t see this by now, you may never be able to do so. We are being divided and backed into corners by the elitists as they tell us it’s our own fault and label us the terrorists.

We will all soon be dybbed domestic terrorists and the government already sees us as the enemy even if you have no problem being their slave.

The first week of 2021 kicked off with chaos at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Was it a protest, a riot or an insurrection? Were there provocateurs, and if so, were they Antifa, the cops, and/or the Feds? As usual, everyone on the internet thinks they know the answer within ten minutes. Unfortunately, this genuinely leads to the spreading of unfounded theories – many based on nothing but speculation and emotion. But while the public is debating over theories and arguing amongst themselves, the newly emboldened Military Industrial Complex is eagerly anticipating the incoming Biden Administration as an opportunity to expand the War on Domestic Terror. –Derrick Broze, Activist Post

TLAV writer Whitney Webb responded to Slotkin’s comment by reminding the audience that, “before Congress, Elissa worked for the CIA and the Pentagon and helped destabilize the Middle East during the Bush and Obama admins. What she says here is essentially an open announcement that the US has moved from the ‘War on [foreign] terror’ to the ‘War on domestic terror.’”

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) also reportedly released a bulletin warning that “domestic extremists” are planning a nationwide protest to stop Joe Biden from being sworn in as President. According to ABC News:

The FBI has also received information in recent days on a group calling for “storming” state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event President Donald Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day. The group is also planning to “storm” government offices in every state the day President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump.

As Derrick Broze points out, this report should be viewed skeptically because it has not yet been publicly released.

 However, it’s only one of many emerging reports and articles stoking the flames of civil war and internal chaos. The fact of the matter is that this is not a new attempt to demonize the American people. This current effort is simply a continuation of the effort to label Americans as terrorists that has been taking place since at least the mid-1990s following the Oklahoma City bombing false flag. These efforts were expanded further after the attacks of 9/11. In fact, as most readers know by now, it was Joe Biden who wrote the anti-terror legislation in the ’90s which became the basis for the Patriot Act after 9/11. –Derrick Broze, Activist Post

When are we going to wake up and realize the government thinks they own us? When are we going to realize that no one has a higher claim to our life and property than we do? When will we figure out that this political charade is just that? Do we need masters and slaves?

These are the questions we should all be pondering as we venture into 2021 under a tyrannical government and a totalitarian goal for the ultimate control of humanity. We are the next targets of the government, and they are telling us as much.

This is a crucial time for the American experiment. Will the American people allow themselves to be divided to the point of calling for domestic terror legislation to be used on their neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family? With the public inundated with fears of civil war, stolen elections, rampant disinformation, and general exhaustion with COVID-19 measures, it appears to be a very critical moment which may decide whether America is destined for a renewed desire for liberty, truth, and free speech, or an accelerated push towards tyranny. –Derrick Broze, Activist Post

Can we move past needing masters and submitting to slavery?

Read Derrick Broze’s entire article here. 

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Democratic House Homeland Security chairman calls for Capitol rioters to be put on ‘no-fly list’ usually reserved for suspected terrorists

Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling on the Transportation Security Administration and FBI to place the riotous Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on the national “no-fly list” — a subset usually reserved for terrorism suspects.

Hundreds of rioters supportive of President Donald Trump’s election challenge fought with cops, breached security barricades, and entered the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcing a lockdown and resulting in the deployment of National Guard troops. Multiple people died in the pandemonium, including a Capitol Police officer injured during the confrontations with rioters and a Trump supporter who was shot by law enforcement.

In a statement issued Thursday, Thompson said, “Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names of all identified individuals involved in the attack to the federal No-Fly List and keep them off planes. This should include all individuals identified as having entered the Capitol building — an intrusion which threatened the safety of Members of Congress and staff and served as an attack on our Nation.

“We already saw reports of ‘unruly mobs’ in air on the way to Washington, D.C.,” Thompson continued. “It does not take much imagination to envision how they might act out on their way out of D.C. if allowed to fly unfettered. This is an action that TSA and the FBI, by law, are able to take but, to my knowledge, have not yet taken. Alleged perpetrators of a domestic terrorist attack who have been identified by the FBI should be held accountable.”

Sam Mintz, a transportation reporter for Politico who posted the statement on Twitter, noted that the committee does not have the power to order protesters be placed on the no-fly list.

“[This is] a request (albeit one with a lot of eyes on it),” he said. “No indication yet from TSA or FBI that this has actually happened.”

Thompson’s request came after the nation’s largest flight attendants union also expressed safety concerns and demanded that identified rioters be barred from their return flights.

According to the TSA, the no-fly list is “a small subset of the U.S. government Terrorist Screening Database (also known as the terrorist watchlist) that contains the identity information of known or suspected terrorists.” Individuals are placed on the watchlist when they are “reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.”

In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for the TSA said the agency is “always on high alert.”

“We prepare for all contingencies. For security reasons we do not discuss the precise details of our multiple layers of security, both seen and unseen. Travelers may notice additional law enforcement and canine presence, especially when events justify an increased security posture,” the statement said. “TSA is, of course, always at the ready to accommodate FBI requests and Congressional authorizations related to the No Fly List.”

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California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)

This article was originally published by Jon Miltimore at The Foundation for Economic Education. 

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Does anyone really need any more evidence that lockdowns do not work?

COVID-19 vaccine may have arrived, but government lockdowns are far from over.

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson reinstated a strict lockdown in the United Kingdom, citing a surge in infections and hospitalizations fueled by what officials say is a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus.

“It is clear that we need to do more to bring this new variant under control,” Johnson said. “That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home.”

Lockdowns remain a reality in many parts of the US as well, although many states—Alaska, Florida, Missouri, South Dakota, and Alabama, among them—have abandoned nearly all restrictions.

MultiState, a state and local government relations company, has a tool that allows readers to track lockdown stringency in US states. The company’s methodology relies on reporting on nearly a dozen factors—Are residents under stay-at-home orders? Are bars and restaurants allowed to operate beyond delivery? What constitutes an “essential” business?—to determine each state’s ranking.

The state’s with the lowest “open score” are the following: California (50), New Mexico (49), Washington (48), Illinois (47), Hawaii (46), Oregon (45), Delaware (44), Vermont (43), New York (42), Michigan (41), and Colorado (40).

Many believed lockdowns might be nearing an end with the announcement of effective vaccines. Unfortunately, that seems far from certain.

Lawmakers continue to rely on lockdowns and various other restrictions in an effort to tame the spread of the virus, but these restrictions come at heavy costs to individuals and economies: job losses, business closures, depression, drug overdoses, and a massive surge in poverty, among them.

This evidence in itself would bring into serious question the ethics of infringing on basic freedoms and fundamental human rights in an effort to slow transmission of a virus. However, lockdowns become even more questionable when one considers evidence that suggests these draconian restrictions seem to have little impact in slowing the spread of the virus.

The aforementioned United Kingdom, for example, is “reimposing” a lockdown, we’re told. But data show the UK’s lockdown stringency has remained remarkably consistent. The toll of the virus, however, has not.

Data in the US tell a similar story.

California, despite having the strictest lockdown in the country, has the most active cases—by far. Sure, California is the most populous state in the US, but the 1.4 million active cases is more than double the next closest state, Florida, which has roughly 609,000 active cases. On a per-capita basis, Californian’s active cases are about 30 percent higher than Florida, which has virtually no restrictions in place. (To put it another way, California currently represents nearly 17 percent of all active cases in the US.)

Similar patterns can be found in other strict lockdown states such as New Mexico, Washington, and Illinois—all of which are witnessing sharp upticks in cases and deaths despite having some of the strictest lockdown policies in the US.

Counterexamples, however, can also be found. OregonVermontDelaware, and others have seen more modest case increases and deaths with the arrival of winter.

The takeaway here isn’t that the politicians in Delaware and Vermont had better pandemic plans than lawmakers in California and New Mexico or are achieving better compliance. Indeed, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently pointed out the virus is surging in LA County despite “great compliance” with public health recommendations.

The takeaway is that central planners can’t manage the coronavirus. Not effectively anyway. They lack the knowledge and the mechanisms of control necessary to control something as complex as a virus. And to be fair, managing a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates by transmitting itself through living cells is a rather tall task. (Much more complicated than, say, delivering the mail.)

The inability of central planners to effectively manage the virus needs to be acknowledged. One of the duties of the economist is to offer a dose of reality to those who dream they can create anything if they only have enough power.

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design,” Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek famously explained in The Fatal Conceit.

Lockdowns may not be effective, but that doesn’t mean they are going away. Politicians are incentivized to embrace them, even if they don’t work.

Perhaps the best way to end the lockdowns is for Americans to remember that all people are born with “certain unalienable Rights,” and that government exists only to secure these rights.

Once people remember this basic truth, they can find the courage and fortitude to peacefully resist this historic government overreach that has proven so harmful to so many.

Fortunately, many are already actively doing so. From Beverly Hills to Louisville to New York City and beyond, Americans are rediscovering the great tradition of civil disobedience.

“I was not born to be forced,” the great American poet Henry David Thoreau, author of Civil Disobedience, once asserted. “I will breathe after my own fashion.”

It’s a principle we never should have forgotten.

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California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)

This article was originally published by Jon Miltimore at The Foundation for Economic Education. 

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Does anyone really need any more evidence that lockdowns do not work?

COVID-19 vaccine may have arrived, but government lockdowns are far from over.

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson reinstated a strict lockdown in the United Kingdom, citing a surge in infections and hospitalizations fueled by what officials say is a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus.

“It is clear that we need to do more to bring this new variant under control,” Johnson said. “That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home.”

Lockdowns remain a reality in many parts of the US as well, although many states—Alaska, Florida, Missouri, South Dakota, and Alabama, among them—have abandoned nearly all restrictions.

MultiState, a state and local government relations company, has a tool that allows readers to track lockdown stringency in US states. The company’s methodology relies on reporting on nearly a dozen factors—Are residents under stay-at-home orders? Are bars and restaurants allowed to operate beyond delivery? What constitutes an “essential” business?—to determine each state’s ranking.

The state’s with the lowest “open score” are the following: California (50), New Mexico (49), Washington (48), Illinois (47), Hawaii (46), Oregon (45), Delaware (44), Vermont (43), New York (42), Michigan (41), and Colorado (40).

Many believed lockdowns might be nearing an end with the announcement of effective vaccines. Unfortunately, that seems far from certain.

Lawmakers continue to rely on lockdowns and various other restrictions in an effort to tame the spread of the virus, but these restrictions come at heavy costs to individuals and economies: job losses, business closures, depression, drug overdoses, and a massive surge in poverty, among them.

This evidence in itself would bring into serious question the ethics of infringing on basic freedoms and fundamental human rights in an effort to slow transmission of a virus. However, lockdowns become even more questionable when one considers evidence that suggests these draconian restrictions seem to have little impact in slowing the spread of the virus.

The aforementioned United Kingdom, for example, is “reimposing” a lockdown, we’re told. But data show the UK’s lockdown stringency has remained remarkably consistent. The toll of the virus, however, has not.

Data in the US tell a similar story.

California, despite having the strictest lockdown in the country, has the most active cases—by far. Sure, California is the most populous state in the US, but the 1.4 million active cases is more than double the next closest state, Florida, which has roughly 609,000 active cases. On a per-capita basis, Californian’s active cases are about 30 percent higher than Florida, which has virtually no restrictions in place. (To put it another way, California currently represents nearly 17 percent of all active cases in the US.)

Similar patterns can be found in other strict lockdown states such as New Mexico, Washington, and Illinois—all of which are witnessing sharp upticks in cases and deaths despite having some of the strictest lockdown policies in the US.

Counterexamples, however, can also be found. OregonVermontDelaware, and others have seen more modest case increases and deaths with the arrival of winter.

The takeaway here isn’t that the politicians in Delaware and Vermont had better pandemic plans than lawmakers in California and New Mexico or are achieving better compliance. Indeed, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently pointed out the virus is surging in LA County despite “great compliance” with public health recommendations.

The takeaway is that central planners can’t manage the coronavirus. Not effectively anyway. They lack the knowledge and the mechanisms of control necessary to control something as complex as a virus. And to be fair, managing a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates by transmitting itself through living cells is a rather tall task. (Much more complicated than, say, delivering the mail.)

The inability of central planners to effectively manage the virus needs to be acknowledged. One of the duties of the economist is to offer a dose of reality to those who dream they can create anything if they only have enough power.

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design,” Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek famously explained in The Fatal Conceit.

Lockdowns may not be effective, but that doesn’t mean they are going away. Politicians are incentivized to embrace them, even if they don’t work.

Perhaps the best way to end the lockdowns is for Americans to remember that all people are born with “certain unalienable Rights,” and that government exists only to secure these rights.

Once people remember this basic truth, they can find the courage and fortitude to peacefully resist this historic government overreach that has proven so harmful to so many.

Fortunately, many are already actively doing so. From Beverly Hills to Louisville to New York City and beyond, Americans are rediscovering the great tradition of civil disobedience.

“I was not born to be forced,” the great American poet Henry David Thoreau, author of Civil Disobedience, once asserted. “I will breathe after my own fashion.”

It’s a principle we never should have forgotten.

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Chilling threat promising terrorist attack on US Capitol to avenge death of Iran’s Soleimani made to air traffic controllers

Federal officials are investigating a chilling threat made on air traffic control radio waves two days ago, which promised revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top terrorism architect who was killed one year ago in an airstrike authorized by President Donald Trump.

Air traffic controllers working airspace over New York heard the threat on Monday, CBS News reported.

“We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged,” the unidentified person said on the aviation frequency.

The threat came on the one-year anniversary of Soleimani’s death, whom Iranian officials have repeatedly vowed to avenge.

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The possibility of retaliation from Iran to mark the anniversary has been a major concern for the U.S. In the immediate aftermath of the killing, Iran launched an attack on a Baghdad airbase housing U.S. troops, killing none but injuring several.

This week, Iran called on the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to issue a “red notice” for Trump’s arrest in connection with Soleimani’s killing. The international agency’s general secretariat told NPR it is “strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character” and that it will not act on Iran’s request.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the threat promised an attack Wednesday at the Capitol, the same time and location where chaos is unfolding over Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

Is the threat credible?

Fortunately, government officials do not believe the threat was credible, although senior national security officials were briefed about the threat, Fox News reported.

What is more concerning about the incident, officials said, was the fact that someone was able to breach the highly secured communication lines between pilots and air traffic controllers than ensure planes are able to operate safely.

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President Trump takes new action against Antifa, one step closer to terrorist organization designation

President Donald Trump took new action against Antifa on Tuesday, signing an executive order asking the State Department to evaluate whether the far-left anarchist group should be classified as a terrorist organization.

What’s the background?

Antifa has become an infamous staple throughout Trump’s presidency, often making headlines for engaging in violent clashes with right-wing demonstrators in cities nationwide.

Because of the group’s penchant for violence, Trump has toyed with the idea of officially designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Trump said in July 2019, “Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!”

In August 2019, Trump said, “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.'”

And in May 2020, Trump declared, “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”

What did the EO say?

Despite Trump’s public declarations, Antifa has not been classified as a terrorist organization. However, Tuesday’s executive order was a concrete step toward such a designation becoming reality.

Trump’s executive order calls on the State Department, Justice Department, and Homeland Security Department to evaluate whether Antifa should be classified as a terrorist organization.

The executive order says:

The Secretary of State shall, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, review information received from the Department of Justice and other authorities to assess whether to classify Antifa as a terrorist organization under section 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi) of title 8, United States Code.

The Secretary of State shall take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, to consider listing Antifa in 9 FAM 302.5-4(B)(2)(U) Aliens Who Are Members of an Identified Criminal Organization.

“The Department of Justice has already publicly confirmed that actions by Antifa and similar groups meet the standard for domestic terrorism,” the executive order declares.

“The violence spurred on by Antifa — such as hurling projectiles and incendiary devices at police, burning vehicles, and violently confronting police in defiance of local curfews — is dangerous to human life and to the fabric of our Nation. These violent acts undermine the rights of peaceful protestors and destroy the lives, liberty, and property of the people of this Nation, especially those most vulnerable,” the order says.

Anything else?

Critics say designating Antifa as a terrorist organization is not possible because the group does not have centralized leadership like, say, Al Qaeda.

However, leaked emails from the Department of Homeland Security regarding violence in Portland last summer revealed that Antifa is, in fact, organized.

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Nashville explosion: FBI conducts raid, person of interest named in report, FAA restricts airspace

A day after the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville, law enforcement revealed that they have received over 500 investigative leads. FBI special agent in charge Doug Korneski said on Saturday that more than 250 employees are currently on the investigation into the Christmas Day bombing, including a behavioral unit from Quantico to create a profile of the person or people responsible.

Korneski stated, “There are a number of individuals we are looking at,” but added, “At this point we’re not prepared to identify any single individual.”

A law enforcement source told CBS News that a “person of interest” has been identified in the RV bombing of America’s country music capital. “Multiple sources confirm that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV as the one in photos released to the public,” the report stated.

CBS News reporter Jeff Pegues said, “Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV.”

CBS New York reporter Nick Caloway posted an alleged photo of a Google street-view image featuring an RV camper that appears very similar to the vehicle involved in the Nashville explosion, which authorities have labeled as “an intentional act” and had a chilling audio message.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the FBI, ATF, and the Metro Nashville Police Department conducted a raid at a duplex home in Antioch, Tennessee. Korneski confirmed the FBI investigation in the suburb of Nashville, but would not elaborate any further.

Neighbors told The Tennessean that an RV similar to the one seen at the scene of the explosion was parked at the home within the last two weeks.

Darrell DeBusk, an FBI public affairs officer, said information provided led to Saturday’s “court-authorized activity.” He said no arrests have been made.

“We will find out who did this,” FBI special agent Matt Foster said during a Friday news conference. “This is our city, too. We’re putting everything we have into finding who was responsible for what happened here today.”

CBS News correspondent David Begnaud said a law enforcement source claimed investigators are entertaining the “possibility that AT&T may have been the target or some other building or infrastructure in the area of the explosion.”

“The blast caused considerable damage to AT&T, which apparently is a communication switch hub, knocking out internet & cell phone service throughout a wide area from Nashville to Alabama,” Begnaud said.

The explosion caused an AT&T outage, which affected 911 operations and residential services. Nashville Fire Department chief William Swann said restoring services could take days, according to The Tennessean.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency stated in a report released on Saturday that tissue samples found at the scene were determined to be human remains.

Authorities said there is no indication of additional threats. “Nashville is safe,” Nashville Metro Police chief John Drake said Saturday. There are “no known threats” against the city.

The Federal Aviation Administration has classified airspace over Nashville as “National Defense Airspace” in the aftermath of the bombing.

The order states, “Pilots who do not adhere to the following procedures may be intercepted, detained, and interviewed by law enforcement/security personnel.” The temporary flight restriction that is in effect until Wednesday declares, “The United States government may use deadly force against the airborne aircraft, if it is determined that the aircraft poses an imminent security threat.”

Nashville Mayor John Cooper issued a State of Civil Emergency for the affected area and a curfew through Dec. 27.

On Saturday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee requested emergency aid from the White House because of the “severity and magnitude of the current situation.”

“This morning I toured the site of the bombing,” Lee wrote in a tweet. “The damage is shocking and it is a miracle that no residents were killed.”

The Christmas Day blast injured three individuals, all of whom were in stable condition. There were at least 41 businesses that were “materially damaged.”

Six Nashville police officers are being lauded as heroes for evacuating people from nearby buildings of the explosion.

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Chilling audio played just moments before Christmas explosion in Nashville, possible human remains found

Nashville authorities revealed late Friday that possible human remains had been discovered near the site of the explosion that rocked Nashville early Christmas morning.

Nashville Metro police chief John Drake said authorities “had found tissue they believe could be connected to human remains near the site of the explosion,” CBS News reported. However, law enforcement did not know whether the tissue belonged to a human, let alone an innocent victim or someone connected to the crime.

Nashville police said that officers were responding to a shots fired call early on Christmas morning when an RV parked in the heart of downtown Nashville began playing an eerie message that warned a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes.

“…if you can hear this message, evacuate now,” the message said.

Police were evacuating nearby residents after calling the bomb squad when the RV exploded around 6:30 a.m.

Three people were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained by the explosion. Fortunately, they were in stable condition by Christmas evening, Mayor John Cooper (D) said.

The RV was parked near an AT&T transmissions building, which meant the blast knocked out critical infrastructure like telephone and internet communications. Investigators are probing whether the RV was strategically placed near the AT&T equipment to interrupt telecommunication services.

More from the Associated Press:

AT&T said the affected building is the central office of a telephone exchange, with network equipment in it. The blast interrupted service, but the company declined to say how widespread outages were. The AT&T outages site showed service issues in middle Tennessee and Kentucky. Several police agencies reported that their 911 systems were down because of the outage, including Knox County, home to Knoxville about 180 miles (290 kilometers) east of Nashville.

AT&T said that it was bringing in portable cell sites and was working with law enforcement to get access to make repairs to its equipment. The company noted that “power is essential to restoring” service. The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights out of Nashville International Airport because of telecommunications issues associated with the explosion.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the explosion.

Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have been briefed about the crime.

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32 years after Lockerbie bombing, US announces charges against Libyan national who allegedly created the bomb

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that a Libyan national named Abu Agila Mohammad Masud has been charged with terrorism crimes for his alleged role in the Lockerbie bombing, which is one of the deadliest terror attacks in history. The charge, which will be one of Barr’s final acts as attorney general, will bring full circle an investigation he helped lead more then three decades ago as attorney general for former President George H.W. Bush in 1991.

On Dec. 21, 1988, a bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 103, which originated in Frankfurt, Germany, and was bound for Detroit via London and New York City. The attack killed all 243 passengers and 16 crew members, and debris from the explosion killed 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland, with the result that the incident became known as the Lockerbie bombing. It remains today the deadliest act of terrorism in U.K. history. Of the total 270 people who were killed, 190 were American citizens.

After a three-year joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local Scottish authorities, arrest warrants were issued in 1991 for two Libyan men, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhimah. Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was rumored to have ordered the attack, turned the men over for trial in Scotland. Al-Megrahi was ultimately found guilty of 270 counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison, while Fhimah was found not guilty.

In 2003, Gaddafi accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing as part of an attempt to get sanctions lifted upon his country; however, he has denied personally ordering the attack.

The Scottish government sparked international controversy when it granted al-Megrahi compassionate release from prison due to prostate cancer, which was reportedly set to kill him within three months or less. Al-Megrahi left prison, reportedly to spend his last few weeks in Libya; however, al-Megrahi was perhaps not in quite as much extremis as advertised, as he lived in Libya until his eventual death three years later in 2012. Al-Megrahi maintained his innocence until his death.

Now, the United States believes it has found a vital third conspirator: the man who may have actually fabricated the bomb. According to the BBC, the United States learned that Masud was being held in prison in Libya and asked to review Masud’s intake interview.

According to the Department of Justice’s statement, Masud was one of Gaddafi’s top bomb makers and traveled to Malta at Gaddafi’s direction in 1988, where he constructed the bomb that would ultimately be used to destroy Pan Am Flight 103. The statement also claims that Masud was involved in the April 5, 1986, bombing of the LaBelle Discotheque in West Berlin, Germany, which resulted in the deaths of two United States servicemen.

According to the statement, “Our message to other terrorists around the world is this – you will not succeed – if you attack Americans, no matter where you are, no matter how long it takes, you will be pursued to the ends of the earth until justice is done.”

The Department of Justice also announced that it plans to seek the extradition of Masud to the United States for trial, according to the BBC.

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False Flags and the Dawn of Bioterrorism


For the past twenty years, the world has been in the midst of a so-called “war on terror” set in motion by a false flag attack of spectacular proportions. Now the stage is being set for a new spectacular attack to usher in the next stage in that war on terror: the war on bioterrorism. But who are the real bioterrorists? And can we rely on government agencies, their appointed health authorities, and the corporate media to accurately identify those terrorists in the wake of the next spectacular terror attack?

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Episode 388 – False Flags and the Dawn of Bioterrorism


For the past twenty years, the world has been in the midst of a so-called war on terror set in motion by a false flag attack of spectacular proportions. Now the stage is being set for a new spectacular attack to usher in the next stage in that war on terror: the war on bioterrorism. But who are the real bioterrorists? And can we rely on government agencies, their appointed health authorities, and the corporate media to accurately identify those terrorists in the wake of the next spectacular terror attack?
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COVID Tyranny Pushback: Spanish Doctors Stage A Walkout

Doctors across Spain walked out of hospitals and clinics on Tuesday in what media outlets have called the first medical strike to rock the country in 25 years. The doctors are protesting the coronavirus tyranny and economic terrorism committed in the name of health.

As the coronavirus scamdemic continues to rage across Spain, where the Health Ministry reported another 18,418 new daily cases on Tuesday, doctors are beginning to strike. This latest walkout was called in defiance of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s latest emergency order, which was implemented on Sunday, according to ZeroHedge. 

The order requires doctors and nurses to report to any of a range of assignments that could be handed to them by the government during the state of emergency, which could be in place for months.

Doctors complained that the new law violated their rights, and compromised the standard of care for patients, as doctors would end up working in an area they weren’t specialized in.

The strike will continue indefinitely, with doctors set to continue striking on the last Tuesday of every month until a deal has been reached.

For the first time, 200,000 new cases were confirmed in Spain over the previous two weeks, and cases on Tuesday were up 33% compared with the prior week. And over the last 24 hours, another 267 people have died.

“The Health Ministry hasn’t even dignified us with a meeting to try and get us to call off the strike,” he told Spanish health journal iSanidad.

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Spain’s hospitals harbor nearly 16,700 active COVID-19 patients – up more than 600 compared to Monday, with one-quarter of all the country’s ICU units used to treat those with an infectious disease.

Australia is a Full-Scale Pilot Test For The New World Order

Protests tend to pop up when people feel backed into a corner and can no longer run.  Their last option is to fight back against tyranny. If we aren’t there yet, we will be very soon.

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The NSA is Refusing to Disclose its Policy on Backdooring Commercial Products

Senator Ron Wyden asked, and the NSA didn’t answer:

The NSA has long sought agreements with technology companies under which they would build special access for the spy agency into their products, according to disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reporting by Reuters and others.

These so-called back doors enable the NSA and other agencies to scan large amounts of traffic without a warrant. Agency advocates say the practice has eased collection of vital intelligence in other countries, including interception of terrorist communications.

The agency developed new rules for such practices after the Snowden leaks in order to reduce the chances of exposure and compromise, three former intelligence officials told Reuters. But aides to Senator Ron Wyden, a leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, say the NSA has stonewalled on providing even the gist of the new guidelines.

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The agency declined to say how it had updated its policies on obtaining special access to commercial products. NSA officials said the agency has been rebuilding trust with the private sector through such measures as offering warnings about software flaws.

“At NSA, it’s common practice to constantly assess processes to identify and determine best practices,” said Anne Neuberger, who heads NSA’s year-old Cybersecurity Directorate. “We don’t share specific processes and procedures.”

Three former senior intelligence agency figures told Reuters that the NSA now requires that before a back door is sought, the agency must weigh the potential fallout and arrange for some kind of warning if the back door gets discovered and manipulated by adversaries.

The article goes on to talk about Juniper Networks equipment, which had the NSA-created DUAL_EC PRNG backdoor in its products. That backdoor was taken advantage of by an unnamed foreign adversary.

Juniper Networks got into hot water over Dual EC two years later. At the end of 2015, the maker of internet switches disclosed that it had detected malicious code in some firewall products. Researchers later determined that hackers had turned the firewalls into their own spy tool here by altering Juniper’s version of Dual EC.

Juniper said little about the incident. But the company acknowledged to security researcher Andy Isaacson in 2016 that it had installed Dual EC as part of a “customer requirement,” according to a previously undisclosed contemporaneous message seen by Reuters. Isaacson and other researchers believe that customer was a U.S. government agency, since only the U.S. is known to have insisted on Dual EC elsewhere.

Juniper has never identified the customer, and declined to comment for this story.

Likewise, the company never identified the hackers. But two people familiar with the case told Reuters that investigators concluded the Chinese government was behind it. They declined to detail the evidence they used.

Okay, lots of unsubstantiated claims and innuendo here. And Neuberger is right; the NSA shouldn’t share specific processes and procedures. But as long as this is a democratic country, the NSA has an obligation to disclose its general processes and procedures so we all know what they’re doing in our name. And if it’s still putting surveillance ahead of security.

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ready — COVID response doesn’t even rank in top 5 most important issues to voters. Economy stays No. 1: poll

If you consume only the mainstream media and follow only the social media posts Facebook and Twitter let you see, you probably think the sole issue impacting the 2020 presidential election is the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The networks, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and nearly every other liberal-leaning outlet want Americans to believe that the only things that matter this election are that President Donald Trump refuses to wear a mask, Vice President Mike Pence failed in his leadership of the White House Coronavirus Task Force (not to mention his reported opposition to having plexiglass at the vice presidential debate Wednesday night), and the White House is a COVID cesspool.

But it turns out the issues American voters consider most important in the election are the issues they’ve long considered the most important, a new Gallup poll revealed. And the No. 1 issue for voters hasn’t changed: “It’s the economy, stupid.”

That’s not to say the coronavirus response isn’t important to voters — it is — but it sure doesn’t rank where one might expect considering the level of coverage it has received.

What are the top 5 issues?

Of 16 issues Americans said were either “extremely important” or “very important” to their vote for president, the economy came in as the clear top issue at 89% (44% “extremely”; 45% “very). It was followed by terrorism and national security (83%), education (82%), health care (80%), and crime (79%).

Top 5 most important issues for 2020 election

No. 1: Economy — 89%
No. 2: Terrorism and National Security — 83%
No. 3: Education — 82%
No. 4: Health Care — 80%
No. 5: Crime — 79%

Where did the COVID response rank?

Don’t let the fact that the coronavirus response’s ranking is seemingly incongruous with the media coverage it has received fool you.

The fact that other topics were considered more important does not mean the coronavirus is not a concern for voters. In fact, more than three-quarters of Americans say it’s an issue important to their vote.

The response to the coronavirus came in sixth place on the most-important-issues ranking (77%), followed closely by race relations (76%).

Partisan breakdown

When broken down by political party, the results are not terribly surprising.

For Democrats, the five most important issues are health care (95%), coronavirus response (93%), relations (89%), climate change (88%), and the economy (85%)

Among Republicans, the top five issues are the economy (93%), terrorism and national security (93%), crime (85%), education (79%), and gun policy (76%).

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